Posts in Category: EHR

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: Duke 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

For healthcare services, the cloud has arrived 

It's becoming increasingly clear that healthcare providers are reaping big dividends from hosting data and services in the cloud.

"Hosting applications in the cloud can help you scale as you grow, collaborate with partners and patients, store and manage huge amounts of patient data and get a bigger return on your IT investments in the long run," Molly True wrote last week in HealthCare Business & Technology.

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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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