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Taming the Wild West of mobile healthcareWithin the past decade, over 165,000 mobile health apps have launched, with thousands more on the way.
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018Forecasts of future trends go along with a new year as reliably as champagne and the ball drop. Medical Economics spoke with three leading health information technology (HIT) experts to see what HIT trends they expect will matter the most in 2018. Here are the trends they foresee.
Addressing the main cause of physician burnout
Addressing the main cause of physician burnoutThere is little argument that the EHR, and especially meaningful use of the EHR, are the main drivers of physician burnout and decreased productivity.
The next malpractice crisis? Failure to recommend genetic testing could put doctors at risk
How to make health apps valuable for physicians and patientsEven if physicians aren’t convinced that mobile health (mHealth) apps are worthwhile, many of their patients are.
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care. Keeping in mind that the core mandate of value-based care is shifting accountability to providers for the holistic quality and cost of the care they deliver, five shortcomings of legacy EHRs become apparent.
Becoming the ideal doctor: What do your patients really want?The important differentiating characteristics patients seek in a primary care physician may not be what you'd expect.
Get great online reviews without violating HIPAAPhysicians have a big challenge when it comes to managing online reviews: HIPAA. Although patients may say whatever they like, doctors are bound by HIPAA not to release certain information, and the lines can be blurry.
It's a mistake if you're not on social mediaAs a healthcare provider, if you're not on social media by now, you should seriously consider it.
Physicians need immediate relief from patient data disconnectPhysicians’ ongoing struggle to gain much-needed patient data is just that: ongoing.