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Obama Administration Announces Key Actions to Accelerate Precision Medicine Initiative

The White House releases an update on its Precision Medicine Initiative, detailing commitments from 40 private organizations that will work on the project, largely on efforts to improve cybersecurity and data sharing as researchers work to build a one million participant research cohort.

NIH Taking First Steps on Huge Precision Medicine Project

As part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the NIH will issue a grant to Vanderbilt University and Google’s life science business Verily to fund a pilot project to learn how best to recruit cohort participants and collecting their data.

Epic, the Cold Hard Facts

HIStalk and Peer60 publish survey results of C-level executives from Epic-using organizations, asking straight-forward questions written by Mr. H.

This Vet Filmed Himself Trying To Get A Doctor’s Appointment At VA. It Wasn’t Pretty

A video of Army veteran Dennis Magnasco trying  to schedule an appointment at his local VA clinic, but being unable to get through to an actual human, goes viral after his employer, Rep. Seth Moulton (D- Mass) shares the story on social media. The attention garnered Moulton several additional co-sponsors to his Faster Care for Veterans bill, which would allow veterans to self-schedule appointments using an app.

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  1. The EPIC report was interesting to read. You hear so much about it from various sources, to see answers within the hospital system itself does give insight to their thoughts on implementation and the use of the system. Also, the fact there are some who do not see it as the best product it can be but just as the best product that is available.

  2. *Epic requires more clicks for basic stuff than does Cerner, Allscripts, or Siemens (now Cerner) regardless of what the C suite folks state. It is poorly usable and facilitates errors and increased length of stay.

    *Please provide evidence of improved outcomes and reduced costs.

    *Upon implementation, the Epic experts could not answer 40% of the issues.

  3. You’re just making up stuff now ClickClickDingBat…

    What evidence do you have and if you were even close to true, how dumb do you think providers are not to notice?

  4. Re: Epic, the Cold Hard Facts

    I want to thank Mr. H for this report. It provides a significant service to the healthcare community and seeing the customer perspective is what we all are really after.

    Now, would you consider doing the same for Cerner, Meditech and Allscripts?







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