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Special Deliveries: Autonomous Robots on a Roll in Health Care

on December 4, 2017 | By David Ollier Weber | Innovation Technology
The future is now. These technological assistants are saving time and money for hospitals and other medical ventures. 
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Distracted Doctoring? Don’t Let Computer Come Before Patient During Exam

on November 14, 2017 | By Susan Kreimer | Patient Care/Quality Technology
The relatively new era of electronic health records is creating more work for physicians rather than simplifying documentation. 
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Unfavorable Online Reviews a Challenge for Many Physicians

on October 25, 2017 | By Susan Kreimer | Patient Care/Quality Technology
 There is value in review websites, but they can lead to problems when literally anyone posts negative comments or false information.
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Three Takeaways for Physician Leaders Implementing Health IT Initiatives

Joseph Kim, MD, an expert in the field, calls for feedback from all levels, a customized approach and a focus on technology’s benefits.
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Q&A: CMO, MD and Tech Expert on Health IT’s Past, Present and Future

on October 4, 2017 | By Rick Mayer | AAPL | Leadership Technology
Michael Bakerman, MD, gives a physician leader’s perspective on the successes and shortfalls of the industry ongoing high-tech revolution.
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Team-Based Approach Puts Dent in Physicians’ EHR ‘Pajama Time’

An investment in medical assistants allows clerical work to be strategically shared while doctors focus on patient care.
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Clinician Training an Important Investment When Implementing Technology

on October 2, 2017 | By Rick Mayer | AAPL | Management Technology
The benefits of IT are many, but so are the administrative burdens. Physicians leaders should allow providers protected time away from clinical care to support the effort.
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In Clicks vs. Checks, the Computer Is Winning Over Doctors' Time

Studies show it’s not just a bunch of doctors complaining about change and technology. If not addressed, the extra demands on a physician’s time can lead to extra stress and eventually burnout. 
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Making Telemedicine More Attractive to Doctors

on September 27, 2017 | By Susan Kreimer | Technology
Patients seem to like virtual visits and many physician leaders have been blazing trails and persuading peers to follow. But why do some health care providers remain reluctant?  
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Researchers Working on Using ECG Signal as a Living 'Fingerprint'

on September 26, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Innovation Technology
A main use would be for wireless and mobile health care. Only the physician would have access to the electrocardiograph data and could easily match it to the patient, without costly decryption.
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