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This is a no-brainer, but getting security reliably out into routine digital healthcare is challenging to say the least. Not only are there myriad interconnected healthcare information and technology systems, but patients need to be involved and have access to their records. Is your healthcare system doing enough to survive in the digital wild?
Overwork has become an epidemic among physicians and nurses, with burdensome regulatory requirements and suboptimal EHR experiences only exacerbating their frustrations. Fixing the problem demands new strategies to restore joy to medicine.
In the U.S. today, insights based on the social determinants of health are not always incorporated into a clinician’s diagnostic process. As a result, individuals from low-income or underserved communities can face worse health outcomes.