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.
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.
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.
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.
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.