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Healthcare organizations continuing shift to off-premises computing | Health Data Management
The majority of organizations surveyed by KLAS have shifted some applications or IT infrastructure off premises, mostly to hosted data centers.
The inventory management company is now integrated in drchrono's EHR and practice management platform, so updates to inventory appear in both systems.
VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin is still wondering about how a new Cerner EHR will provide interoperability. The VA might use case studies to test how inteoperable its new system would be.
GoodRx's new Alexa skill will let people ask the virtual assistant to find where their drugs would be cheapest. "We want to give GoodRx in whatever the shape or form people need it," the CEO of the company said.
Intermountain and Press Ganey will use analytics to figure out where to improve outcomes, focus more on patients, and engage its staff.
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Sexual harassment in medicine—#MeToo | The New England Journal of Medicine
In 2016, one in three women in biomedicine had experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a study. "Even in the #MeToo era, reporting such behavior is far from straightforward," the study's author wrote this week. "The many heartfelt messages I've received from strangers since publishing my research reinforce these intuitions. The brave physicians who've contacted me say they remained silent and questioned their self-worth after their experiences, wondering whether they brought it on themselves."
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