As the regulatory and administrative burden on physician practices increases, so too has the expense of paying employees needed to perform this work.
While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still embroiled in objections f rom physician groups, including the American Medical Association, over the accuracy of the rating system used on its Physician Compare website, others criticize that the database contains information on too few physicians to be useful in helping consumers find doctors, according to an ar ticle from USA Today.
Hospitals and health systems can reduce readmissions and improve quality of care by implementing a post-acute care model for patients with chronic diseases, Patty Upham, director of care transitions with FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, North Carolina, told senior writer Paul Barr in an interview for Hospitals & Health Networks.
As healthcare organizations face challenges in implementing State 2 of Meaningful Use, they should reach out to others who have found success, said Jacob Reider, deputy national coordinator at the Office of the Coordinator for Health IT.
The Economist's Health Care Forum 2014 conference in Boston brought together healthcare leaders to discuss hot button topics, such as price transparency and the future of healthcare. And though they didn't resolve the big issues, some of the topics--such as whether the Affordable Care Act is a success or a failure--generated lively debate.
Electronic health records don't save physicians time. In fact, they do the opposite, according to a research lett er published JAMA Internal Medicine.
It's officially fall. And if we didn't feel so already, the earlier and earlier sunset reminds us that there are hardly enough hours in a day to accomplish everything on our lists. For me, with work and home life all jumbled under one roof, some days I need to put all of my energy into achieving the bare minimum (i.e., meeting the day's deadlines and keeping the kids in one piece).
Two top electronic health record providers are on the Apple HealthKit bandwagon and developing apps aimed at helping patients with chronic illness and fostering data sharing between care givers and patients, according to a Reuters report.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched two initiatives this week to increase patient access to their electronic health records via the Blue Button project.
How much should patients know about their physicians? Transparency should go further than some doctors say is necessary, Leana Wen, M.D., founder of the Who's My Doctor blog, to ld the Boston Globe.