13 percent docs surveyed plan to replace their EHRs in 2016; Epic named top overall software suite per Best in KLAS report;

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> Thirteen percent of physicians responding to a new survey from CareCloud and QuantiaMD plan to replace their current electronic health records. The primary reasons the 5,000 doctors surveyed are replacing their systems are because their current systems don't integrate with other technology, they are hard to use and are not cost effective. Another 10 percent plan to implement their first EHR this coming year. Website

> For the sixth consecutive year, Epic was named the top overall software suite per the KLAS Research "2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services" report, published this morning. Announcement

> There is an over reliance on the use of EHRs to measure doctors' performance, according to an article in the New York Times and responding commentary. Article

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> For the second year in a row, jobs in the healthcare field dominated U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the 100 Best Jobs, occupying six of the top 10 slots. The publication ranks its best jobs based on a combination of salary, work-life balance, stress levels and room for advancement. Article   

> A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation has concluded that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided most states with significant technological upgrades that allowed them to enroll individuals into Medicaid coverage much more efficiently than in the past. That helped more providers receive payments for treating what had previously been uninsured patients. Article

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> The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has lowered its estimate of how many people will get coverage through Affordable Care Act in 2016, saying that enrollment in ACA plans has grown slower than anticipated. Article    

> Health insurer participation in state-based marketplaces has remained stable in 2016, in part because some states have encouraged competition by establishing marketplace participation rules, according to a new analysis from The Commonwealth Fund. Article

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