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Electronic Medical Records Are Strangling American Medicine

By Dane Brodke, MD, MPH for MedPage Today Last month, 15,000 nurses went on strike in Minnesota in the largest private-sector nursing strike in U.S. history. They were protesting understaffing and overwork at a time when provider burnout has reached epidemic proportions — approximately 63% of physicians and 80% of nurses now report symptoms of burnout. Meanwhile, healthcare continues to struggle…

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Healthcare affordability a top issue for U.S. voters

By Steven Meyers for DH Insights It’s report card season, and U.S. healthcare affordability is getting mostly poor and failing grades from Americans, who are poised to act on this issue in the upcoming November elections. The West Health-Gallup 2022 Healthcare in America Report is based on their joint survey conducted in late June on a representative…

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New student enrollment down for health professions, clinical sciences in 2022

Nathan Tucker by Becker’s Hospital Review U.S. workers and professionals are considering alternative options to formal higher education, and the number of students seeking degrees in healthcare reflects the downward trend of overall college enrollment. College enrollment continues to decline, down 1.1 percent overall from 2021 to 2022, marking a two-year decline of 3.2 percent…

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25% of ransomware attacks aimed at healthcare industry, FBI says

By Giles Bruce for Becker’s Hospital Review The healthcare sector has been hit with 25 percent of ransomware attacks so far in 2022, according to FBI data. The agency cited the Internet Crime Complaint Center data in a joint warning about a hacker gang targeting hospitals. In 2021, the healthcare and public health sector had the most ransomware reports…

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AMA Announces CPT update for COVID-19 boosters adapted to omicron

From AMA CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)®, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes eight new codes for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. The updated boosters are adapted for the…

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4 surveys find female physicians experience more burnout

By Alexis Kayser for Becker’s Hospital Review Female physicians face higher levels of burnout than their male counterparts, according to four surveys referenced in a Sept. 14 article on the American Medical Association’s website. The article used the results to explain the “higher odds of burnout for women doctors” and advocate for a health system that better…

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Top 20 smart hospitals in the world, per Newsweek

By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic topped Newsweek’s latest “World’s Best Smart Hospitals” rankings. For the list, the magazine partnered with consumer research company Statista to identify the 300 hospitals that “lead in their use of [artificial intelligence], digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.” Newsweek said the ranking is…

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Consumers willing to pay more for quality healthcare, survey finds

By Jeff Lagasse for Healthcare Finance Quality can go a long way in determining if a consumer is willing to pay more for their healthcare, as indicated by new survey responses published by revenue cycle company AKASA. Out of more than 2,000 respondents, the survey found that 57% would pay more for a higher quality…

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Dolbey Partners with Orchard Software to Provide Speech Recognition and Voice Shortcuts for Pathologists and Grossers

CINCINNATI, OH – Sept. 1, 2022 – Dolbey and Company, Inc. has announced a partnership with Orchard Software Corporation to allow pathologists and grossers to utilize front-end speech recognition and voice commands within their laboratory information system (LIS).  Dolbey’s front-end speech recognition solution, Fusion Narrate® powered by nVoq™, provides pathologists and grossers an efficient way…

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MIT says AI can detect Parkinson’s from a person’s breathing

By Gile Bruce for Becker’s Hospital Review Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a tool that combines artificial intelligence and a contactless sensor can detect Parkinson’s disease by the way a person breathes. The results of the study were published Aug. 22 in Nature Medicine. The noninvasive tool developed by the researchers uses an AI-powered device resembling a…

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