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Physicians News Network - Connected Care
Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Telehealth Outpacing In-Person Visits at Kaiser

Originally Published October 26, 2016

Telemedicine and virtual visits are proving their worth at Kaiser Permanente, where more than half of all interactions between physicians and Kaiser members last year were done virtually. Read more

Five Tips to Cut Down on EHR Time

Originally Published October 12, 2016

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. Read more

App Helps Physicians Avoid Burnout

Originally Published April 13, 2016

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 pressure… Read more

Report Card Offers Side-by-Side Comparisons of Medical Groups’ Cost, Quality Ratings

Originally Published March 16, 2016

Consumers and purchasers can now compare side-by-side cost and quality ratings for more than 150 medical groups caring for about 9 million commercially insured Californians, as reported in a press release from Integrated Healthcare Association. Read more

What is Blockchain Technology and How Will it Impact Health IT?

Originally Published November 30, 2016

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 answer … Read more

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act that Includes Health IT Provisions

Originally Published December 7, 2016

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 nation. It w… Read more

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