10 most-read health IT stories of October

The following are October’s 10 most-read health IT stories from Becker’s Hospital Review.

1. 25 quotes that show just how fed up physicians are with EHRs 
Physicians have long griped about EHR regulations. Here are 25 quotes illustrating just how much physicians can hate their EHR. Read more 

2. Mother Jones piece hits Epic hard: 5 criticisms of the EHR vendor
For a company that is notorious for its lack of media interaction, Epic Systems often finds itself in headlines, for better or for worse. The latest Epic media storm was delivered by a Mother Jones piece in which the author criticized the vendor and the health IT marketplace as failing in its mission to help patients and save money through digitization. Read more

3. 10 biggest technological advancements for healthcare in the last decade
The reach of technological innovation continues to grow, changing all industries as it evolves. In healthcare, technology is increasingly playing a role in almost all processes, from patient registration to data monitoring, from lab tests to self-care tools. Here are 10 of the biggest technological advancements for healthcare in the last decade. Read more

4. New music video puts EHR woes to the tune of Jay Z
ZDoggMD, the Stanford hospitalist-turned-rapper, has taken up arms in the great EHR debate in his new video, “EHR State of Mind,” a parody of Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Read more

5. MU stage 3, modification rules finalized: 12 things to know
CMS released the final rules for the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs and for the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria in early October. Here are 12 things to know. Read more

6. 25 hospitals with innovation centers
As healthcare continues along its perpetual evolution, those in the industry are continually trying to get ahead of the curve and find solutions to the biggest issues facing patient care and delivery today. Some hospitals and health systems have made a commitment to innovation by establishing their own centers and institutes for innovation. Here are 25 of them. Read more

7. 8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015
Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others. Read more

8. 50 things to know about Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, McKesson, athenahealth and other major EHR vendors
Here are 50 points offering facts and insights into the EHR market and some of the most prominent companies. Read more

9. 50 things to know about Epic and Judy Faulkner
Judy Faulkner was a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master’s degree in computer science when she started Epic Systems in 1979. Here are 50 things to know about Epic and the woman behind it all. Read more

10. Epic vs. Cerner: 9 key comparisons
When one thinks of EHRs, the discussion often starts with Epic or Cerner. Here are nine key comparisons between two of healthcare IT’s biggest players. Read more

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