Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they’ve found most useful during the pandemic

Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they’ve found most useful during the pandemic

In a recent study, researchers associated more favorable electronic health record usability scores with lower odds of burnout among nurses.    Unfortunately, that study also found that nurses scored their EHR usability at an F – which seems to bode ill for workplace satisfaction in an already stressful environment.   Still, it’s not all bad news: Nursing…

Info blocking prep continues, but some providers still have questions, says KLAS

Info blocking prep continues, but some providers still have questions, says KLAS

The 21st Century Cures Act rules around interoperability and information blocking have been in effect for more than a month, but healthcare provider organizations are still facing challenges complying with them, or even understanding them. Many are leaning on their electronic health record vendors and even outside consultants for help. WHY IT MATTERS That’s according…

Amazon Web Services exec talks interoperability lessons from the past year

Amazon Web Services exec talks interoperability lessons from the past year

The biggest barrier to physicians having the most complete medical history for their patients at every point of patient care is the lack of interoperability among information systems. This prevents electronic health records and data from other systems from following a patient. A manual, time-consuming process is required to bring this information together. However, this…

Valley View invests in connected health and infrastructure for better telehealth

Valley View invests in connected health and infrastructure for better telehealth

As a federally qualified health center, Valley View Health Center’s patients have several basic barriers to healthcare, like transportation and limited English proficiency. The COVID-19 pandemic added the additional barrier of concerns about in-person clinic visits because of potential virus transmission. The pandemic created an opportunity to provide care through a virtual platform. But Valley…

Researchers report first instance of COVID-19 triggering recurrent blood clots in arms

Researchers report first instance of COVID-19 triggering recurrent blood clots in arms

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people’s arms. The discovery, published in the journal Viruses, improves the understanding of how inflammation caused by COVID-19 can lead to upper extremity blood clots and…