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New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase.
On Thursday, the company released the first in a series of reports slated to address the mismatch between potential employers and job seekers.
The report is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, which aims to identify middle-skill healthcare and technology occupations that are in high demand.
Worries over the usability of EHRs have escalated recently – in tandem, it seems, with broad adoption. And now, comes research from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan that confirms it and highlights the dangers.
The findings indicate it's likely to get worse before it gets better.
Top problem: Information retrieval. It's nearly impossible for physicians to get the right information at the right time from their EHRs. They need it at the point of care. When it's not there, it's not merely frustrating. It puts patients at risk.
Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology (HIT) interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented health care system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.
It calls to mind the fable of the scorpion and the frog, which is worth revisiting.
Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015, and among them are some technology advances.
It includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing that requires just a drop, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer. The list also includes a lead-free pacemaker that can be implanted without surgery.
In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator.
Although I do not have access to an organizational chart, I believe the leadership of ONC and the changes in 2014 are as follows:
National Coordinator: Karen DeSalvo (Named Acting Assistant Secretary of Health)
UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division kept its shopping spree alive by laying down $600 million to acquire Alere's condition management and wellness subsidiaries, the companies said on Tuesday.
When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether DeSalvo would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS over the long term.
The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC exits most recently include the coordinator herself, Karen DeSalvo, MD.