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In this week’s items, learn about an app that uses the Apple Watch to verify a physician wearer’s identity and a possible explanation for the difficulties many providers have in using electronic health records (EHRs).
- As reported by Healthcare Dive, findings of a survey jointly conducted by the American Association of Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy indicate 90 percent of physician leaders believe an understanding of finance and access to capital is essential in their profession. However, less than half of the survey’s 2,030 respondents—comprised of medical directors, staff physicians, and CMOs—claim their organizations provide a formal training program.
- When used with the Apple Watch, AirStrip lets physicians monitor their patients’ vital signs in real time and transmit secure messages to patients and other healthcare providers. The watch’s ability to identify its wearer ensures the application’s adherence to HIPAA regulations, relates CNET.
- New research, as highlighted in a Reuters Health post shared by Scientific American, speculates the reason many clinicians experience challenges using EHRs could be tied to inadequate testing of software.
- A PC Magazine article touts the iPhone 6S as the best choice for travelers in the United States and beyond as it supports more frequency bands—meaning it can connect to more networks for better coverage—than any other global roaming phone on the planet.
- Based on an annual survey from the Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the American Academy of Family Physicians conveys chief concerns for primary care doctors are new models of delivery and how they are altering the dynamics of payment and patient care.