Re: Walmart Health: Just had a great dental visit this morning, which was preceded by helpful reminders from Epic, and…
Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons (AL) selects the SRS EHR for its 11 providers.
eClinicalWorks recognizes several customers for achieving NCQA Level 3 Physician Practice Connections PCMH status, including solo physician Salvatore Volpe MD (NY) and Ninth Street Internal Medicine Associates (PA.)
The e-MDs folks let me know they’ve got a brand new Web site which features improved navigation and easier access to information. While checking it out, I noticed that e-MDs is hosting is 8th Annual User Conference & Symposium June 21-23 in Austin, TX.
Former Medical Present Value CEO Tom Stampiglia joins RCM/BI provider Origin Healthcare Solutions as CEO. He was also previously president and COO of WebMD’s practice services division.
Physicians will ignore medication alerts if: (a) their EMR generates too many of them; (b) the alerts to not apply to a particular patient situation (e.g., the patient has already been taking the medication without problems); or (c) the alert provides too much information. That’s the conclusion of a VA/Regenstrief Institute study of 30 prescribers in 13 clinics. The authors recommend that systems provide only the details users need to make decisions.
American Medical News profiles a couple of physicians who have converted a portion of their homes into a medical office. There’s nothing IT related to this story, but since I work out of my house, I appreciate the benefits of having a 20-yard commute between my bedroom and work space. The downside, which the doctors didn’t mention, is that it’s sometimes hard to step away from the office.
Medicomp Systems promotes Dave Lareau from COO to CEO. Company founder Peter Goltra will remain as chairman and president.
More news: HIStalk, HIStalk Mobile.
RE: VA/Regenstrief Institute study – I’ve seen it many times during implementations:
Vendor: How do you want to configure the various alerts?
Customer: Turn on everything. We want everything.
Customer: The physicians are screaming that there are too many alerts and want them ALL turned off.
Vendor: All of them?
Customer: All of them!
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