5 most-popular health IT stories in November

Here are the five most-read health IT stories from Becker's Hospital Review in November, beginning with the most popular:

1. Physician viewpoint: How to remove 'stupid stuff' from EHRs

It's time to cut unnecessary work from the EHR, according to a perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine by Melinda Ashton, MD, a physician with Hawaii Pacific Health in Honolulu.

2. Amazon to sell EHR-mining software

In a move that expands its presence in the healthcare space, Amazon is selling software that mines patient health records for information that helps physicians improve treatments and hospitals cut costs.

3. How an MRI installation disabled iPhones at an Illinois facility

In early October, some staff at an Illinois medical facility unexpectedly lost functionality of their Apple devices, including iPhones and Apple Watches. The culprit? A recent MRI installation.

4. Atul Gawande: Why physicians hate EHR software

Atul Gawande, MD, discussed the issues he faced during his own hospital's transition to Epic in an article for The New Yorker.

5. Veritas Capital, Elliott Management affiliate to buy athenahealth for $5.7B

Private equity firm Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of hedge fund Elliott Management, have agreed to buy athenahealth for an estimated $5.7 billion in cash.

More articles on health IT:
Amazon launches service to build blockchain networks
HHS names winners of 'easy' EHR issue reporting challenge
Executives weigh in: 57% would not purchase combined athenahealth, Virence products

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