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October 2017

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 29 No. 10 P. 34

Edward J. Schloss, MD, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, downloaded a mouse-click counter to his laptop to find out how many times he clicked his mouse during a single patient visit, and found it takes about this number of clicks to see a patient, reports Cardiovascular Business. "I'm pretty computer savvy … but it's still 100 clicks," Schloss says.

$2.5 Billion
The worldwide market for computer-assisted coding, which was $898 million in 2016, is anticipated to reach this amount by 2023, according to ReportsnReports.

Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, who boasts $3.4 billion in net worth, ranked this number on Forbes' third annual "Richest In Tech" list. Of the 100 honorees, Faulkner is the only individual for whom Forbes listed HIT as his or her origin of wealth.

According to the Breach Barometer Mid Year Review by Protenus and DataBreaches.net, from January to June 2017, there were this total number of breach incidents reported to Health and Human Services, the media, or states' attorneys general. These incidents affected 3.16 million patient records.

EHR downtime events pose patient safety hazards, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. From a database of 80, 381 event reports, researchers identified this number of reports as explicitly describing a safety event associated with an EHR downtime period. A majority of reports (48.7%) were associated with lab orders and results, followed by medication ordering and administration (14.5%). Incidents commonly involved patient identification and communication of clinical information. A majority of reports (46%) indicated that downtime procedures either were not followed or were not in place; only 27.6% of incidents indicated that downtime procedures were successfully executed.

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center reviewed more than 23,000 progress notes over an eight-month period and found, on average, clinicians manually entered just this percentage of the text in each progress note, while the majority was copied (46%) or imported (36%).

Inc. magazine's 36th annual Inc. 5000 ranked this number of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. MRO, a health information disclosure management company, ranked #3,988; ChartWise Medical Systems, a computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement software provider, ranked #797; and Reltio, a software company providing data-driven applications with modern data management, ranked #153.