Medicus Megabytes: Weekly Roundup, 3/25/16

Linking you to industry trends, tips, and news

Today, we highlight the new mandate concerning electronic prescribing in New York State, the mass exodus of doctors and other healthcare providers from Puerto Rico, how clinical messaging is beginning to overwhelm physicians, and other important news.

  • Did you know it is believed that at least one physician leaves Puerto Rico every day? In a recent NPR post, correspondent Greg Allen looks at the U.S. territory’s healthcare system; why doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals continue to leave the Caribbean island; and what it all means for patients.
  • A research letter published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine explores the issue of information overload experienced by office-based physicians, particularly primary care doctors, resulting from an increase in clinical messages—such as test results, requests for medication refills, and responses to referrals—received through electronic-health-record-based inboxes.
  • Could a pair of caffeinated socks or a zipper-less suitcase become part of your regular travels to locum tenens jobs? A CNBC Road Warrior post highlights several innovative products—from a double-decker, portable armrest to a detachable belt buckle—that may qualify as your must-pack items of the future.

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