Parkland to face civil rights suit over patient death; Legislators, health experts say EHRs still not optimal;

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> Dallas' Parkland Memorial hospital moves closer to facing a civil rights lawsuit claiming it violated the constitutional rights of a psychiatric patient who recently died, reported Dallas News. Article

> A newly released survey conducted by Cejka Search reported residents and fellows have begun job search much earlier than last year. Announcement

> Former employee of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Michael A. Balady, was sentenced six months in prison for partaking in a fraud scheme, announced the U.S. Department of Justice. Balady submitted fraudulent employment offers to claim retention bonuses totaling $138,875. Statement

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> At a Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Wednesday, industry officials testified that though electronic health record systems are doing well in improving healthcare quality, there's a long way to go for the technology to be optimal, Healthcare IT News reported. Article

> Electronic health records could improve patient care coordination among providers if they were better designed for such functionality, according to a perspective article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). Article

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