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Flip The Clinic

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches a new project called "Flip the Clinic" committed to investigating and optimizing every aspect of the physician-patient encounter to ensure that it is as mutually beneficial as possible. In 2014, the foundation will release a toolkit of strategies and resources outlining the findings.

IBM delivers a unified health information platform for New Zealand healthcare providers

In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health launches a nationwide patient portal called the Health Identity Programme that will provide patients, providers, and pharmacists a single, centralized platform for coordinating care.

NHS to receive £240m Government funding boost as health secretary pledges to revolutionize the way it uses technology

In England, hospitals, practices, and EDs are receiving a $375 million increase in funding for new technology to help streamline scheduling processes and increase the use of e-prescribing.

With physician offices online, Novant shifts electronic health records focus to hospitals

Novant Health (NC) is preparing for an October 5 Epic go-live at its Presbyterian Medical Center facility in Charlotte. The health system recently finished bringing 300 physician offices live two years ahead of schedule.

Pay Gap for Women Doctors Increases to $50,000 a Year

Female physicians in the US earn on average $50,000 a year less than their equally qualified male counterparts according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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