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1. Lack of EHR interoperability leads to waste, inefficiency, burnout
Healthcare has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of EHRs, establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, but interoperability among healthcare technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine special publication. ePharm Brief
2. People expect opioids after surgery, even though they may not work as well
People expect to be prescribed opioids and perceive them to be the most effective form of pain relief after surgery, according to research presented at the Anesthesiology 2018 annual meeting. ePharm Brief
3. HPV vaccine doesn't lead to increased sexual behavior in girls
Despite fears to the contrary, sexual behaviors of adolescent girls stayed the same or became safer after publicly funded school-based HPV vaccinations were introduced in British Columbia. ePharm Brief
4. False beliefs about the flu shot abound among parents
A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children finds that many parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot. ePharm Brief
5. Fear of doctors can interfere with healthcare for small children
Half of parents of toddler and preschool-aged children say their child is afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan. ePharm Brief
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