Transcriptionists at Pittsburgh’s UPMC protest the decision to outsource their jobs to Nuance. The workers were offered remote positions with Nuance, but at a significant pay cut.
ONC will hold a meeting on its recently announced patient safety plan this Wednesday, July 10, at 3:45pm EDT.
In Australia, the highly publicized national patient portal is criticized after the one-year anniversary of its launch passes with only two percent of the Australian population having created accounts.
VistA expert Tom Munnecke publishes an open letter to Chuck Hagel in which he explains why implementing VistA would be a logical choice for the DoD and why a commercial solution would be an expensive mistake. He uses England’s NPfIT failure as an example of what can go wrong when a national strategy is centered around integrating multiple systems and points to the NHS’s recent decision to evaluate the use of VistA as a single, integrated solution as validation of that approach.