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HIMSSCast: Using EHRs to confront the opioid crisis thumbnail

HIMSSCast: Using EHRs to confront the opioid crisis

Electronic health records systems are at the core of health IT. They are essential tools in the delivery of healthcare. Further, they can be used to help solve complex healthcare problems. This HIMSSCast podcast focuses on how EHRs can be used to fight the opioid crisis in the United States. The guest is David Bucciferro
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Former Amazon medical officer examines Surgeon General’s clinician burnout warning

The U.S. surgeon general's recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural and organizational causes – including excessive workloads, administrative burden and lack of organizational support. The potential fallout of this trajectory is alarming: The advisory cites the Association of American Medical Colleges' estimate on clinician demand outpacing supply, with an anticipated shortage of between
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CDC Warns of ‘Fast-Moving’ E. Coli Outbreak—Here’s What You Need to Know

Public health officials are warning of a “fast-moving” E. coli outbreak impacting people in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The source of the outbreak isn’t yet confirmed; however, “many sick people” reported eating a sandwich from Wendy’s that contains romaine lettuce, according to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The
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The 15 Best Products for a Dry, Itchy Scalp

A scalp that’s greasy, itchy, flaky, dry, or, worse still, some combination of these can be annoying, if not downright distracting. But the best scalp treatments out there, the ones with the right active ingredients and formulations to suit your individual scalp health, can help resolve those issues. Whether you’re looking for an exfoliating product
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Monash Health pilots FiveP’s role-based messaging app

Monash Health, one of Victoria's largest public health services, is implementing a new messaging application on Microsoft Teams developed by IT services provider FiveP. The role-based messaging solution called Baret is being tried out to over 600 medical registrars across five hospitals of the health service, according to Monash Health CMIO Dr Michael Franco. WHAT…
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Northern Territory implements Acacia PHR at Katherine Hospital

The Acacia patient health record system by NT Health has gone live in the Katherine Hospital. The implementation is part of the first stage rollout of the A$259 million ($182 million) digital health record system, which is based upon InterSystem's TrakCare health information system.  The Northern Territory government has built the Acacia system to replace…
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Sunshine Private Hospital to roll out Telstra Health's Kyra EMR thumbnail

Sunshine Private Hospital to roll out Telstra Health’s Kyra EMR

Hospital operator Unitas Healthcare is implementing the Kyra Clinical EMR by Telstra Health at the upcoming Sunshine Private Hospital in Melbourne's west. The Kyra EMR provides real-time access to patient information and enables peer-to-peer communication between clinicians, care teams and patients.  WHY IT MATTERS Telstra Health claims that its EMR offering streamlines care delivery, allowing…
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