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Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
 

The error rate in speech recognition (SR)-assisted documentation is 7.4%, a study in JAMA Network Open finds. “Seven in 100 words in SR-generated documents contain errors; many errors involve clinical information,” the authors write. “That most errors are corrected before notes are signed demonstrates the importance of manual review, quality assurance, and auditing.”


Tue, 10 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
 

Yale Medicine is reducing burnout through EHR innovation, according to AMA Wire. Using badges to tap in and out of the EHR system eliminates 20 to 140 logins per physician per day; And voice-recognition software reduces the time it takes physicians to complete and close encounters by 50%.


Mon, 09 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
 

A survey by Black Book Market Research LLC finds 89% of health care consumers younger than 40 are unsatisfied with the technology capabilities of health care organizations. Younger health care consumers also expressed higher expectations and dissatisfaction in their inpatient provider experiences.


Thu, 05 Jul 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
 

Switching electronic health record (EHR) systems can result in increased efficiency and productivity gains, but there are significant costs associated with the switch, according to Medical Economics. “Like any project, switching EHRs can result in unanticipated costs no matter how well a practice thought through an implementation plan,” according to the article.


Thu, 21 Jun 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
 

Data breaches affecting health care systems or their partners need to be addressed quickly, according to Medical Economics. “The most essential protective measures against ransomware and other data breaches are immediate notification and action,” the authors write.


Wed, 13 Jun 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Certification Status Tied to Physician Performance Measures
 

Physicians who maintain certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) do better on physician performance scores as measured by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), according to research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Tue, 12 Jun 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT