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Training Deficiencies with VA’s New Electronic Health Record System at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington

A VA OIG review of the VA’s first go-live finds that inadequate training contributed to a decrease in user productivity, as poor training design and ineffective Cerner trainers left users unsure of how to use the system to perform their jobs.

Practicing Clinicians’ Recommendations to Reduce Burden from the Electronic Health Record Inbox: a Mixed-Methods Study

Surveyed physicians recommend improvements to EHR inbox functionality, some of them involving redesigning the system to work more like email.

Biden calls for efforts to lower drug prices as part of executive order to foster competition

A White House executive order directs the Justice Department and FTC to review hospital merger guidelines and for the federal government to move forward with mandatory hospital price disclosure.

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