Happy Monday all! Hope everyone had a wondrous weekend. In case you missed ’em, here are @HealthStandards’ top 5 tweets from last week:
2013 has been plagued with news such as this. Every day it’s another form of “physicians aren’t satisfied with ‘EHR system a’ and are now switching to ‘EHR system b.’” This is yet another such article, except this one – in a way – aggregated all of those switches and tells us the top eight EHRs that physicians are crowding towards. Follow the link for the full list and a few interesting stats.
When an EHR vendor/provider relationship ends badly, who does the data belong to? It’s a fun discussion question, to be sure, but what I find most interesting about this question is that it suggests the correct answer is either the vendor or the provider. Personally, I feel the data belongs to the patients.
Docs are beginning to see the light: They can’t stop us from using the Internet. Physicians tired of patients coming in with “Lupus” or “the flu,” because “House M.D.” or WebMD told them so, decided to play a bigger role in creating more accurate symptom checkers.
— HL7 Standards (@HealthStandards) July 23, 2013
Medical Group Management Association President and CEO Susan Turney is understandably concerned: research performed by her own firm found that only 4.8% of the providers surveyed were feeling prepared for ICD-10. Testing with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would add some much needed clarity to the whole situation.
Continuing the ICD-10 transition trend, it seems that many physicians are crossing their fingers for a deadline extension, instead of vigorously preparing – this healthleadersmedia.com article suggests that these physicians are making a mistake…
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