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Clinician enters social determinant of health data, SDOH, into EHR
By Mike Miliard 01:21 pm September 23, 2020
Researchers at UCSF describe the emergence of a new field dedicated to better integrating and supporting clinical use of social determinant of health data.
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By Kat Jercich 12:55 pm September 23, 2020
The company also announced that Epic will be the first system to integrate its EHR with Microsoft Teams for telehealth virtual visits.
Analytics and outreach key to telehealth success at Southwestern Health Resources
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm September 23, 2020
As it switched to telemedicine for the pandemic, the clinically integrated network prioritized patient engagement to smooth the process and capitalize on the promise of virtual care.
Nurses feeling burnout symptoms, but EHRs not a major factor, says KLAS
By Bill Siwicki 11:33 am September 23, 2020
In its Nurse Burnout 2020 report, KLAS’ provider-led Arch Collaborative finds that one in four nurses are feeling stress and exhaustion – but shows that time-consuming tasks and lack of teamwork are more to blame than IT challenges.
By Healthcare IT News 09:50 am September 23, 2020
The call for reviewers, open through September 28, seeks subject matter experts to help ensure excellence in peer-reviewed sessions at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for August 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas.
By Dave Muoio 09:39 am September 23, 2020
Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders.  
By Tammy Lovell 08:59 am September 23, 2020
UK charity, the Health Foundation has called for greater transparency around the COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is set to be launched across England and Wales tomorrow.

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By Ahmed El Sherif 02:17 am September 23, 2020
The UAE’s Medcare Hospitals is to implement a unified healthcare information system (HIS) across its locations in Dubai and Sharjah, it has been confirmed. This follows an agreement with the US-headquartered software systems and technology company, InterSystems.
By Kat Jercich 02:53 pm September 22, 2020
Amazon Care allows employees and dependents to access care virtually via video call or messaging.
By Kat Jercich 01:08 pm September 22, 2020
The telehealth vendor demanded that Amwell stop selling, importing or using the products in question.