Home » Headlines » Currently Reading:

Morning Headlines 4/2/13

April 1, 2013 Headlines 1 Comment

Doctors firing back at patients’ online critiques

The Boston Globe covers the story of a Boston-based surgeon who is suing her deceased patient’s husband after he posted an unflattering review of her care.

Mixed results on computer-based support for diabetes

Researchers at University College London complete a systematic review of 16 control trials exploring the effect online and mobile diabetes management tools have on overall disease management. The study concludes that the tools had a positive but minor effect on glycemic control, with computer-based tools resulting in a net 0.2 percent drop in HbA1c levels, while the mobile tools yielded a 0.5 percent decrease. Four in ten tools showed a positive effect on lipid panels. The tools had no measured effect on weight, health-related quality of life, or depression.

H.R. 1331: Electronic Health Records Improvement Act

HR 1331, a bill that if enacted will create a Meaningful Use hardship exemption for providers approaching retirement age and small physician practices, is getting lots of media attention this week despite being given one percent odds of making it to vote and zero percent odds of being enacted. Its identical predecessor, HR 6598, was proposed on November 16 and died in committee, which is where HR 1331 now resides.

MMRGlobal Expands Licensing Initiative in Advance of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Patient Engagement Requirements

MMRGlobal announces that it will ramp up efforts to cash in on its patient portal patents, specifically declaring that it will expand its licensing efforts to include hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, laboratory systems, pharmacies, mass merchandisers and other vendors and providers.

View/Print Text Only View/Print Text Only


HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Intresting article on Mixed results on computer-based support for diabetes. With the help of computer tool you save lot of time and you can focus on your main point i.e. Patient Health







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Alicia Brubaker: I was also surprised by the report from KLAS in regards to Meditech Sepsis surveillance tools. I work for a 451 bed acu...
  • dzamd: "go walkabout"---heh, good one...
  • MC: Depending on the company/culture, email can often be treated as a synchronous message where a response is expected even ...
  • Fourth Hansen Brrother: In the history of paper based charting, there were apparently plenty of instances of gang bangers entering hospitals and...
  • PM_from_haities: Pretty sure in the history of paper based charting a terrorist never came in took over a hospital and locked the filing ...

Sponsor Quick Links