Health Affairs publishes a study estimating that US physicians spend 785 hours and $15.4 billion per year dealing with reporting quality measures,
Cerner’s board of directors approves the repurchase of up to 5.7 million shares, or 1.7 percent of the company’s outstanding shares, at a cost of up to $300 million. No time limit was set for the completion of the buyback plan.
A JAMA study finds that 66 percent of e-prescriptions contain information in the free text field that should have been entered as discrete data, while another 5 percent contain comments that are irrelevant to the dispensing pharmacists.
As rumored on HIStalk this weekend, Aetna has laid off an undisclosed number of employees from iTriage and merged the business unit with WellMatch, an Aetna business focused on cost transparency.