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About the Proposed Combination

McKesson confirms rumors that it will spin off its health IT business, merging it with Change Healthcare and in the process creating a new company with a combined annual revenue of $3.4 billion.

Jeremy Hunt suggests second EU referendum

In England, “remain” supporter Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backs calls for a second Brexit referendum or, as an alternative, proposes a general election to establish sensible terms on the UK’s exit deal.

Relationship Between Clerical Burden and Characteristics of the Electronic Environment With Physician Burnout and Professional Satisfaction

A study measuring correlations between physician burnout and EHR use found that providers that use EHRs or CPOE report being unsatisfied with the amount of time they spend on clerical work and a higher level of physician burnout.

Patient Payment Responsibility up 13% in One Year

A TransUnion Healthcare report finds that patients experienced a 13 percent increase in both deductible and out-of-pocket maximum expenses in 2015.

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  1. Seems like the only articles I ever see is how much EHRs have damaged the practice of medicine, and these complex regulatory games CMS plays, is worsening the problem. Its time for CMS to think about just getting out of the way of vendors and providers to make EHRs work for them. CMS and ONC interference has complete hammered the innovation and usefulness (along with safety, security, interop, efficiency, etc) of EHRs. Maybe its time to get out of the way CMS. If you read the MACRA proposal comments, its hard to find any that are anything but “STOP THIS” from actual providers. And that is not good. I know they have been feeding the media that they are listening but reality, they are doing nothing different, if not adding more modules (clinical practice improvement? Puhlease). Everyone can argue that costs are too high, but value based care is an unproven model, if not every attempt Pioneer ACO, etc have been VERY costly (even though CMS doesn’t count the costs of implementation, maintenance, etc). Everyone appreciates trying new things, but not as a penalty experiment. Should be bonus only.







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