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COVID-19: What we know and where we’re headed

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States on January 21, 2020. In the ensuing six months, the country has experienced a whirlwind of fear, confusion, and tragedy. We have also witnessed incredible strides in detection, treatment, and prevention of the disease. IMO’s Chief Medical Officer takes a look back at what we’ve learned and why there’s cause for optimism.

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The changing nature of sharing the EHR

Sharing the electronic health record (EHR) screen can be a powerful way to establish trust and understanding between the physician and patient, but what message does a disorganized record send? And how does sharing change when patient visits are virtual?

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Interoperability and data overload: Preparing for greater EHR integration

Earlier this year, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new rules for the 21st Century Cures Act that require health systems to increase their interoperability efforts and facilitate greater EHR integration. Smart strategies for the collection and organization of this data will be critical for success – without them, providers may be overwhelmed, not helped, by the sheer volume of new data.

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At the root of clinician burnout

Over the past few years, clinician (or physician) burnout has gained prominence as a critical issue facing our healthcare system. The reasons for burnout are myriad, but health information technology (HIT), and electronic health records (EHRs) in particular, are often blamed for much of the problem.

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