We're over a month into the Cures Act Final Rule and doctors are adjusting to the idea of sharing their notes with patients. Patients are adjusting to reading clinic notes. This case of misunderstanding of the term anorexia shows some of the challenges that arise from the new law. For the uninformed, the Cures Act Final Rule on Interoperability & Information ... Continue Reading about Anorexia in the Clinic Note – Should it be Removed?
The ONC Cures Act Final Rule (Cures Rule) is the biggest health care law you’ve never heard of. But it’s a law that's going to fundamentally shift the way we see patients and their information. It will change how physicians talk to patients about information. It will shift the way health professionals connect patients to their information. So what is it and what does ... Continue Reading about Cures Act Final Rule – How It Will Change Medicine
The Department of Justice’s criminal investigation of EHR vendor Practice Fusion showcases medical tech’s latest display of malfeasance. As part of a sweeping DOJ investigation Practice Fusion admits that it solicited and received kickbacks from a major opioid company in exchange for utilizing its EHR software to influence physician prescribing of opioid pain ... Continue Reading about Practice Fusion Kickback Scheme to Push Opioid Prescriptions
The AMA asks if we can create doctors better equipped to deal with the EHR. The question lit up Twitter and its growing numbers of health professionals. But this is the wrong question. Framing the question becomes important when you consider how we have related to our tools as a profession. Technology has traditionally served to extend the hand of the ... Continue Reading about Industry Applies – Man Conforms
Chrissy Farr at CNBC has reported that Slack may be posturing for a health care move. Recent changes in the site’s HIPAA compliance suggest that it may be readying to allow providers to share patient information in a clinical environment. I’m thrilled. Why? Physicians have no means of communication. Sounds dramatic? Not really. Or, I should qualify that they have ... Continue Reading about Slack – 4 Ways It Will Save Health Care
This is awkward but I think we need to stop saying thank you. At least in the EHR. Take the health professional who responds to 25 staff messages per day. With all dutifully addressed in the early afternoon, by the end of the day they’ll often find their inbox full again. And each one with nothing more than a ‘thank you.’ A kind of warm and fuzzy last word in an ... Continue Reading about The EHR Thank You Crisis