Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: June 1, 2012
Growing numbers of physicians are earning reporting bonuses, but hundreds of thousands still have not participated in a program that turns punitive in 2013.
A new report from IDC Health Insights suggests that physicians should not let the meaningful use rules guide their EHR vendor-selection decisions. Instead, physicians should consider the amount of experience various companies have within their specialty.
According to a study, Physicians who were more interactive with electronic health records (EHR) systems when documenting patient encounters pay more attention to clinical decision support and may deliver higher quality of care.
A remote telehealth pilot has shown promise for patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), yielding positive trial results in both patient satisfaction and patient support.
With more than 90,000 U.S. patients needing kidneys, only a dramatic expansion in living donations would meet the growing demand for organs.