Conservative groups are gearing up for battle with GOP leaders over bipartisan health care legislation that lawmakers view as one of the few election-year bills that has a shot at making it to President Trump’s desk
Rich Duszak, MD"The only people who don't want to protect innocent patients from unaffordable surprise medical bills are the people profiting from this anti-competitive flaw in our healthcare system."
While debate over the title 'provider' rages on social media, Dr Nabhan asks, 'Don't we have bigger fish to fry?'
Rich Duszak, MD"If physicians think they can provide adequate healthcare and good outcomes without the help of everyone else...they're foolish because it just doesn't happen that way. We rely on each other." dooz.us/38hdDSQ@chadinabhan
Background: The amount of time that providers spend using electronic health records (EHRs) to support the care delivery process is a concern for the U.S. health care system. Given the potential effect on patient care and the high costs related to...
Rich Duszak, MD"Physicians spent an average of 16 minutes and 14 seconds per encounter using EHRs, with chart review (33%), documentation (24%), and ordering (17%) functions accounting for most of the time." dooz.us/2tjvcmA@AnnalsofIM
Doctors are spending over 16 minutes in EHRs per patient encounter. And that's just active time.
Rich Duszak, MD"EHR time usually is uncompensated time for physicians...You don’t typically hear physicians say, 'I want to make some extra cash this weekend, so I will jump on to the EHR and start randomly clicking on things.'" dooz.us/2Rw3CL9@bruce_y_lee
As happens when the tech industry gets involved, hype surrounds the claims that artificial intelligence will help patients and even replace some doctors.
Rich Duszak, MD"AI systems sometimes learn to make predictions based on factors that have less to do with disease than the brand of MRI machine used, the time a blood test is taken or whether a patient was visited by a chaplain." dooz.us/35qIzOK@LizSzabo
The quality of care at hospitals acquired during a recent wave of deal making got worse or stayed the same, new research found, a blow to a frequently cited rationale for tie-ups.
Rich Duszak, MD"For regulators, the research offers new grounds to challenge deal makers who assert better quality will follow their transaction. Regulators can now say, 'Prove it to me.'" dooz.us/35jOAga@JMichaelMcW
Every year, professors around the world write millions of letters of recommendation. They write letters for admission to graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools. They write letters for tenure cases to help colleagues with their...
Rich Duszak, MD"If we ask our faculty to write these letters every year and for nearly every program, there must be some evidence that they provide valuable information.
That, however, is false."
The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors and some overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers.
Rich Duszak, MD"The lawsuit is one of dozens filed by whistleblowers, doctors and hospitals alleging that some EHR software used in hospitals and medical offices has hidden flaws that may pose a danger to patients."
Rich Duszak, MD"One vendor took 30 minutes to produce a list of patients who had diabetes and also smoked, data he figured any computer program should be able to spit out in seconds. The vendor passed."
A far-reaching government analysis of the most widely used facial recognition algorithms found most of them appeared to suffer from racial bias, misidentifying Asian- and African-Americans far more often than Caucasians.
Rich Duszak, MD"Facial recognition systems are even more unreliable and racially biased than we feared."