Posts in Category: electronic health records

New study puts $4.6B price tag on physician burnout 

While physician burnout’s negative effect on clinical and organizational outcomes is not quantifiable, a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has put a dollar figure on the cost to the U.S. healthcare industry—a staggering $4.6 billion annually.

That’s a figure that provides a clear economic incentive for those in charge to invest in ways to alleviate and remediate physician burnout, which leads to high turnover and a reduction in clinical hours billed.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 06/06/2019 Categories: EHR electronic health records physician burnout

Don’t let obsolete devices jeopardize your medical data 

As anyone with a mobile phone can attest, technology is moving so fast it doesn’t take long for the next big thing to become antiquated. This rapid rate of change creates many challenges, and one of the most critical is the retention of important information even as the devices collecting and storing that information become obsolete.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 09/05/2017 Categories: EHR electronic health records health information technology health IT

Healthcare providers tackle data security issues 

The proliferation of cyberattacks on healthcare providers is well known, with new reports continuing to highlight the problem.

More than 216 hospitals were included in 1,798 breaches between Oct. 21, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2016, according to a report last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Additionally, 33 hospitals, or 15 percent, reported more than one breach. Of the 141 affected acute care hospitals, 52 were major academic medical centers.

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Integrated clinical analytics opens new vistas for healthcare providers 

The explosion of available health data is giving organizations the opportunity for the first time to leverage critical data analysis for key services such as financial and clinical decision support management.

This week, a report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) found that the global IT spending on clinical analytics reached $11.6 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $32.4 billion by 2024.

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