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EHR shortcomings harm care coordination, risk patient safety, study finds

Dive Brief: Shortcomings in EHR design and functionality, workarounds and care team communication issues are putting patient care and safety at risk, according to a new PLOS One report. Rather than improve communications within care teams, EHRs often have the opposite effect, especially while clinicians are in the patient’s room. The researchers observed care teams during… Read More »

U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study

(Reuters) – The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled over a five-year period, underscoring a national outcry over rising drug prices, according to a new analysis shared with Reuters. Insulin supplies are pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 18, 2019.… Read More »

Valley Health System seeks better patient, record matching

With population health management supported with analytics becoming a top priority for many healthcare organizations, so is the need to collect data and clean it of duplicate information to better identify and manage patients across all settings of care. That is the impetus for Valley Health System in Ridgewood, N.J., which has selected enterprise identification… Read More »