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2017 EHR Report Card
2017 EHR Report CardElectronic health records (EHRs) now are a part of most medical practices, yet doctors remain unhappy with them. In the Medical Economics 2017 EHR report—our fifth—we let them explain why in their own words.
Why are EHRs still so terrible?
Why are EHRs still so terrible?Unfortunately, the federal government has pulled the pin and tossed it into the exam room, resulting in an explosion of inefficiency and a disruption in patient care and communication.
Should patients be allowed to record their doctors?Smartphones are transforming professional conversations.
How to protect equipment from ransomware attacksThe devices that reveal the inner workings of the human body can also expose healthcare organizations to lethal attacks by hackers
The next wave of patient-centered health ITEmerging technologies focus on more intuitive tools to assist physicians, improve care
It's about time PCPs say enough is enough
It's about time PCPs say enough is enoughIt’s about time—time to recognize that primary care physicians (PCPs) need more time with their patients.
5 ways building digital connections with patients makes for a healthier practiceThe bottom line: if you’re not connecting with patients, and actively engaging with them, you’re going to have a harder time keeping your current patients—or attracting new ones.
Why are physicians holding off on retirement?
Why are physicians holding off on retirement?There was a time when doctors looked forward to retiring after a successful career, looking to vacation, play golf and spend more time with their families. But these days, it seems more physicians are halting retirement plans.
6 critical actions practices must take for better cybersecurityAfter more than a year at work, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force in June issued its report on what providers must do to better safeguard patient data.
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastation
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastationThe devastation that hit the coast of Texas certainly qualifies as a time that tries men’s souls. However, at the same time, it is the heart and soul of your fellow man that may allow you to survive that acute devastation and to salvage hope for the future.