Doctors Complain on EHR Usability and Cost Will Affect the Health IT Sector

Doctors Complain on EHR Usability and Cost Will Affect the Health IT Sector

Almost 70 percent of the doctors say EHR systems haven’t been worth it, despite having a bribe of almost $27 billion from the government to digitize patent records. A data released by MPI Group and Medical Economics revealed that almost two-thirds of physicians would not buy their existing EHR system again because it is expensive and ineffective. The national survey also revealed that almost 45...

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Are Doctors Really Overpaid?

Are Doctors Really Overpaid?

Doctors are concerned about the effect of the wrong use of Medicare payment data as it will add to the speculation that physicians are overpaid and be considered to be one of the reasons for the rising healthcare costs. This article contains the facts on doctors’ income. Resident doctors are paid $11/hour before taxes for 80 hour per week as required by the Joint Commission. Some even work for...

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EHR: More Pain Than Benefits

EHR: More Pain Than Benefits

Mobile applications and e-prescribing are one of the few benefits that doctors recognize in EHR but the spending of their own money and the decline in patient care makes it more a burden than a benefit. Doctors expressed that EHR has only made medicine practice nothing but worse. According to them, the Meaningful Use program’s core premise is imperfect as it needs a user-friendly product that...

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Billionaire Developing Medical Information Smart Grid

Billionaire Developing Medical Information Smart Grid

How much information are you willing to share? When it comes to your Facebook posts, your relationships, inspiration and lunch menu is often on display. NSA peeking aside, we tend to sway between sharing too much or too little information. When it comes to our health, we should share complete history information with our care providers. But what about what we don’t know? Should we willingly...

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Doctors’ Financial Privacy Is At Risk Due To Medicare’s Transparency Rule

Doctors’ Financial Privacy Is At Risk Due To Medicare’s Transparency Rule

Doctors’ financial privacy is at risk as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may allow insurance companies, competitors, and watchdogs to have access on doctors’ reimbursements, in an effort to be more open in public. This change in CMS policy that was announced last January, made it easier for patients, insurance companies, and watchdogs to acquire payment information about...

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EHRs Stealing Physician’s Attention From Patients

EHRs Stealing Physician’s Attention From Patients

EHR has changed the way doctors focus on their patients while taking medical information. The latest study revealed that physicians are missing out nonverbal communication cues from their patients as they spend more time on EHRs. Doctors with EHRs in their exam rooms spend 75% of their time looking at computer screens in contrast with physicians who use the ol’ paper charts who only spend...

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Top Class Hospitals Out From Obamacare

Top Class Hospitals Out From Obamacare

Those who are shopping for health insurance and rushing to beat the December 23 deadline may be surprised if they are opting for the most inexpensive premiums available. The reason would be out-of-pocket costs and deductibles higher than their previous and other common health care plans. And the more important concern is that they may be excluded from top hospitals and their associated...

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Obamacare Protects Debtors (At the Expense of Medical Professionals)

Obamacare Protects Debtors (At the Expense of Medical Professionals)

The Affordable Care Act error is seem to keep the riffle effect. And again, it’s at the expense of medical professionals while it boast of public service. Obamacare has provided a three-month grace period for patients who hasn’t paid their premiums to settle up their bills before they can be dropped by their providers. As planned, it is supposed to be no concern for both the patients and the...

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Challenged

The Doctor-Patient Relationship Challenged

Like the majority of the primary care physicians (PCPs), American Academy of Family Physicians president Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAAFP, expressed thoughts against the challenge on their relationship with their patients. This concern (or frustration) was caused by the Affordable Care Act, which is requiring a conversion to the International Classification of Diseases (10 revision) and getting prior...

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What Does It Make Of Sebelius?

What Does It Make Of Sebelius?

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in the hot seat right now because of the ObamaCare disaster. She is on every news and articles. Her name has become a synonym with ObamaCare failure. Now, she is reportedly hesitant to testify about the disaster because she has to confirm herself either as clueless or a liar who intentionally misled the Congress and the people. Back in the time when the news...

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