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The frustrations physicians have using electronic health records (EHRs) is well documented with the latest survey reporting roughly 50% of a physician's day is spent working on EHRs and administrative tasks and only 27% engaging with patients.

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Work life balance is a challenge for everyone, but studies show that physicians are especially susceptible to burnout. Dike Drummond, MD, founder of TheHappyMD.com, has tackled this issue with the development of the Burnout Proof app. The app provides tools to help physicians cope with the p…

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Health IT is becoming an increasingly important factor for a physician’s daily practice, and with it are growing concerns about the security of electronic health records (EHRs) and the information they hold. “Blockchain,” one of the latest health IT buzzwords, is being touted by some as the …

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act last week with huge bipartisan support and a vote of 392-26. The broad medical innovation bill will provide funding totaling $6.3 billion for a multitude of projects aimed at tackling major healthcare issues facing the natio…

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Four large organizations are coming together in an effort to “advance the body of knowledge around clinical content, usability, privacy and security, interoperability and evidence of efficacy” for mHealth apps. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Healthcare Informat…

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The mHealth app marketplace is flooded with applications promising to have a big impact on a variety of health issues. But, a new study reports that the impact may be less than promised. 

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently launched a new up-to-date website to support physicians in the rapidly evolving world of complex healthcare demands and systems.