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Technical problems delay rollout of DoD’s electronic health record

The DoD will delay the go-live of its first Cerner implementations, noting that the current schedule may not be realistic. A new go-live schedule will be published within the next 30 days.

Insurers Move to Limit Options in Health-Care Exchange Plans

A McKinsey analysis of the insurance plans that will be available in 2017 across 18 states finds that 75 percent will likely be HMOs or similar plans with narrow provider networks.

King’s College Hospital launches Allscripts Sunrise

In England, 950-bed King’s College Hospital goes live on Allscripts Sunrise.

UK: Data security incident trends

An analysis of data security breaches in the UK finds that the health sector generates the greatest number of breaches.

Workplace Wellness Programs Are a Sham

A Slate article arguing against employee-sponsored wellness programs reports that they “promote medical tests of dubious value, encourage unnecessary doctor visits, and collect sensitive health information despite often extremely lax privacy policies, with little to no evidence that they improve health outcomes.”

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. Breeches, privacy invasions, delays, excess costs, bond degradations, and zero evidence of overall medical benefits for the EHR systems, yet you continue to promote them and their vendors. Have you thought of covering the IRS investigation of HIM$$? Just wonderin

  2. So what happened to “you can keep your doctor” with ACA? Sounds like it will be VERY narrow networks, very limited choice. What a great program. How do I sign up again?

  3. @bamboozled

    So you seem logical in your assessment of the current EHR moonscape. But why does the FDA claim that there is not any evidence for benefit of antibacterial substances in soaps; and concomitantly allow EHRs to pervade the entirety of medical care without any evidence of benefit? You would think that reasonable minds would insist on surveillance for adverse events, at the least. To my knowledge, there ain’t none.

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