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Medscape Survey Sheds Light on Physician Use (and Frustration) with EHRs

Last week, we wrote about the future of Health IT, providing a highlight of predictions for how doctors' offices will be using medical technology in 10 years. At the same time, Medscape released its EHR Report 2014 demonstrating that physicians remain split on the benefits and pitfalls of using electronic health records (EHRs). A total of 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties responded. According to the report, more physicians are using EHRs now than in 2012 (83 versus 74 percent, respecti… [Read More]

MMG Delivers Donation to Children’s National Health System

Last week, MMG had the privilege of delivering another donation of stuffed zoo animals to the Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., on behalf of our 2014 DIA Annual Meeting booth visitors who selected animals they wanted admitted children to receive. The staff at Children's were very appreciative and remembered us from last year. They were excited to see us again and said these animals were especially great for their children transport units. We'd like to invite anyon… [Read More]

Predictions for Health IT Include More Connected, Involved Patients

Earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a new Health app and service, dubbed HealthKit, which will come as part of the iOS8 operating system. Although this is Apple's first venture into fitness tracking, it shouldn't have come as a surprise. As more and more entities get into the wearable technology game, it's only a matter of time before we see a real impact stemming from these devices--especially when it comes to health and health outcomes. This … [Read More]

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