Jay Rath

EHR Nox Dox

Physicians are sick and tired of healthcare IT, and they’re not going to take it anymore; 51.6 percent of physicians who plan to reduce their clinical hours next year are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the EHR. The same feeling is...

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A Different Vowel for “Fax”

Of course we mean “fix.”

Another vowel may be appropriate for faxing’s effect on healthcare, though. A recent article in the mainstream press points out just how bad the situation is.

“It’s 2017. Why does American medicine still run on fax machines?”...

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Take a Knee for Information Blocking

There’s a lot of discussion about communication: fake news, Russian Facebook messaging, and especially the endless debate on free speech and NFL players taking a knee. Though some of the arguments might sometimes seem goofy, they also all apply to...

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Physicians’ Voices Heard in MGMA’s Regulatory Burden Survey

Even as healthcare moves toward performance-based incentives, a majority of physicians are finding it to be “a barrier to success,” according to a recent survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

The study included 750 group...

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Logical or Not? Automation of Dr. McCoy’s Charts

The word automation is a problem. It’s a tin robot with a light-bulb nose, taking over the good-paying job that is no more.

As Dr. McCoy told a worried Capt. Kirk in The Ultimate Computer, “We’re all sorry for the other guy when he loses his job to a...

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The Cloud – What the Heck is it, Actually?

Thank goodness for the cloud! Whatever it is. (So to really understand it, I asked its creator.)

Some may tout it as the be-all cure-all, but what the cloud really is – is a marketing term.

“At the time, the need was more of an internal marketing need...

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It’s All About Workflow Integration…to Truly Succeed in HIT

What do beer, running shoes and fighter planes have in common with medicine? The answer is a challenge to IT vendors of every type in every field, whether inside or outside healthcare: workflow.

“I know we’re supposed to complain about interoperability,...

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