Nuance acquires Transcend Services for $300M; How not to use an EMR;

> Voice and language software company Nuance Communications this week purchased transcription and documentation company Transcend Services for $300 million, EMR Daily News reports. The move has potential to improve clinical documentation and workflow for hospitals. Article

> In a post featured this week on The Health Care Blog, Lucy E. Hornstein, M.D. (aka, Dinosaur MD) rants about how not to use an electronic medical record. Hornstein shares with readers documentation on a visit a second doctor conducted with one of her patients. The problem? While the documentation spanned two full pages, the patient never actually showed up for the visit. Post

> National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D., heavily criticized the study published this week in Health Affairs that concluded that electronic access to medical imaging and lab results led doctors to order more imaging and blood tests. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Let this be a warning to all of the random high-fivers out there. Article