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AMA calls pre-pay meaningful use audits a ‘burden’ on docs

AMA and CMS raise concerns with an OIG recommendation to implement pre-pay audits as part of the Meaningful Use payment program.

University of Missouri Health Care touts success in implementing electronic medical records

A local newspaper reports that that the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Missouri Orthopedic Institute, Missouri Psychiatric Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and University Hospital have all achieved HIMSS Stage 7.

Efficacy of a Clinical Decision-Support System in an HIV Practice: A Randomized Trial

A newly published study ties improved patient outcomes to increased sophistication and design of clinical decision alerts.

For Second Opinion, Consult a Computer

The New York Times covers the Watson in Healthcare project, an IBM initiative aimed at increasing the clinical potential of computers, by highlighting some of medicine’s most brilliant diagnosticians.

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  1. A burden on docs??? Considering all of the other burdens placed on nurses and docs with this scheme to digitize health care, what is one more burden? I think it is wonderful idea, and it should go further:

    They should audit the outcomes from the MU experiment, since there is not any proof that the edicts produce improved outcomes.

  2. Not Tired of Suzy is right on…….but I’m sure, Ms. Judy, has already spread enough money around Washington to prevent anyone from dicsovering the dirty little fact that the MU Experiment is a complete fraud and waste of taxpayer dollars….talk about Corporate Welfare at it’s highest point of hypocrisy!

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