Spine Procedures, Practices and News
Seventy-one percent of physicians believe the promise of reduced costs resulting from increased use of health IT is inflated and that HIT will actually end up costing more, according to an insights paper released by Deloitte.
Nearly half of consumers believe that their physicians protect their electronic health records sufficiently, according to a new survey from Gfk Custom Research and IDentity Theft 911.
April 12, 2013
Device costs are a huge portion of surgical bills, and 60 percent of physicians say doctors have the most influence over device purchasing decisions currently, according to the "Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians: Physician perspectives about health care reform and the future of the medical profession."
Published in Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants
Over half of healthcare providers are having problems attracting experienced IT employees, according to a survey by Towers Watson, a global professional services company.
March 12, 2013
In general, most healthcare providers are using smartphones to improve business productivity, according to "4th Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities," a study conducted by CompTIA, a non-profit trade association.
In a recent Physician Wellness Services/Cejka survey, physicians and healthcare administrators were asked to review cultural attributes and rate how important they felt each attribute is to physicians' satisfaction on a 10-point scale, with 10 representing "extremely important."
Published in Improving Practice Profits
February 15, 2013
A new report called "2013 State of The Cloud Report," by CDW, a provider of technology solutions for business and healthcare, has found that employee requests for cloud services have increased over the last two years.
January 30, 2013
The Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange seeks stakeholder input as it develops operating rules required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to an AHA News Now report.
Out of seven major payors, providers ranked UnitedHealthcare last when it came to overall satisfaction but second for willingness to engage in innovative payment models, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey.
Published in Billing & Coding
December 14, 2012
A new survey from the American Osteopathic Association finds that almost all Americans can name one thing that triggers physical pain during the winter and half of them put off talking about it to their physicians until after the holidays.
Published in Pain Management