Nuance reports a Q1 loss of $0.07 per share vs. a positive $0.03 last year, falling short on revenue and earnings estimates. The company says reduced transcription volume, spurred by increased usage of EMRs and its own Dragon Medical transcription software, is constraining its healthcare revenue.
The CIO organization calls for more consistent matching of patients to their data, expresses concerns about the time providers may need to spend filing federal patient safety information, and urges that control of the patient safety plan be moved outside of the federal government to an independent organization.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city’s EHR use has improved outcomes for hypertension, diabetes, and smoking-related complications. New York’s Primary Care Information Project was started in 2005 by then-Assistant Commissioner Farzad Mostashari, MD, now National Coordinator.
The non-profit patient safety organization identifies five problem areas with healthcare IT: inadequate data transfer between systems, entering data on the wrong patient, making data entry mistakes, HIT system bugs, and configuration errors.