Doctors Who Use Electronic Health Records More Frustrated And At Risk Of Burnout
Doctors responding to a survey say that digitization helps with office efficiency but not necessarily patient care. In other health IT news, a hacker has put 9.3 million patient records for sale on the dark web. And McKesson plans to reorganize its technology business.
Doctors Less Satisfied, More Burned Out With Electronic Records
Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study. (Doyle, 6/28)
Hacker Looks To Sell 9.3 Million Alleged Patient Healthcare Records On The Dark Web
A hacker is attempting to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, according to security experts, just days after 665,000 records reportedly went on sale. Security researcher Dissent Doe reports that the database containing records from an unnamed U.S health insurer has been listed on the TheRealDeal, a shadowy dark web marketplace that provides anonymity to buyers and sellers. (Rogers, 6/28)
McKesson Plans To Divest Tech Business
After a tough year of losses and cost-cutting, McKesson Corp. is looking to divest its technology business in a joint venture with Change Healthcare Holdings. The San Francisco-based drug distributor and technology company announced Tuesday that it would merge the majority of its technology business with nearly all of the holdings of the Blackstone Group-owned provider of revenue-cycle management, data network and analytics services. (Rubenfire, 6/28)