Physician Burnout Costs the U.S. Billions of Dollars Each Year

“Physicians find practicing medicine harder than ever because it is harder than ever,” writes Dr. Edward Ellison, executive medical director and chairman of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group​.

At an organizational level, the annual economic cost associated with burnout related to turnover and reduced clinical hours is approximately $7600 per employed physician each year.

Improving Clinical Outcomes with Effective Communication

“Communication between patients and providers not only is leading to better outcomes but is also improving safety and making people feel better.” – Laura Cooley, PhD

HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information. The new deadline for the submission of comments – June 3, 2019 – will allow additional time for the public to review the…

Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer, and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess: Inside a digital revolution gone wrong. A joint investigation by Fortune and Kaiser Health News.

How IT can empower clinicians to provide better care

Srinivasan Suresh, MD, VP at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, says start with engaging the clinicians and have a team to standardize care to reduce variation for measurable changes.

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