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Doctors less satisfied, more burned out with electronic records

Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study.

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Posted:
Oct 6, 2016

Author:
Emily S

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Screen Flashes And Pop-Up Reminders: ‘Alert Fatigue’ Spreads Through Medicine

Some people receive constant reminders on their personal smartphones: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments, social engagements. At work, their computers prompt them to meet deadlines, attend meetings and have lunch with the boss. Prodding here and pinging there, these pop-up...

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Sharing personal health information can never be risk-free, but it can be low-risk

The growing use of electronic medical records, electronic insurance claims, and other medical software systems is generating massive volumes of personal health information. While the primary purpose of capturing this information is to provide patient care, researchers have a voracious appetite for...

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As hospitals go digital, human stories get left behind

The official reason for my patient’s visit, according to her electronic medical chart, was fatigue, though that was far from her only concern.  In the exam room, this usually upbeat woman had a sad tale to tell. Several months earlier, a close relative fell seriously ill and my patient, elderly and...

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Posted:
Jul 20, 2016

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Emily S

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Electronic Records Offer A Chance To Ensure Patients’ End-Of-Life Plans Aren’t Lost In Critical Moments

In a perfect world, patients with advance directives would be confident that their doctors and nurses — no matter where they receive care — could know in a split second their end-of-life wishes.  But this ideal is still in the distance. Patients’ documents often go missing in maze-like files or are...

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This artist is trying to transform digital health, one painting at a time

Just six days after Regina Holliday's husband died, she started painting a mural on the side of a gas station, off a busy street in Washington, D.C.  "Fred's in the center of the painting," Holliday says. "I started with Fred because I wanted to have him back so desperately."

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Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care

Perched on an exam table at the doctor’s office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn’t wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years, following the...

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Posted:
Feb 5, 2016

Author:
Christy

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Giving Wearables a Place in the Patient Record

Carolinas HealthCare is meeting the wearables craze head-on with an app platform designed to bring health and wellness data into the care team conversation.

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Here's How An iPhone Helps One Teen (And His Mom) Manage Diabetes

Blake Atkins gets a lot of texts from his mother when he's at school. But unlike most teenagers, this 16-year-old doesn't seem to mind. That's because four years ago, Atkins was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. And now, his mother, Lori, has a way to find out and let him know when his blood sugar...

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Tech Options Helping Patients Wrest Control From Doctors

In his new book, “The Patient Will See You Now,” Dr. Eric Topol envisions patients as partners in their own health care rather than petitioners to the medical establishment. Armed with smartphones equipped with apps to monitor vital signs and perform diagnostic tests, patients’ reliance on...

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