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EHR & EMR

How EHRs Give Time Back to Nurses

May 7, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

It goes without saying that nurses are busy. Caring for patients and keeping up with documentation (amidst their many other clinical responsibilities) takes up the majority of their time and resources. However, there are tools that nurses should add to […]


EHR & EMR

VA says finalizing decision on EHR modernization is priority

April 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Despite its leadership vacancies, the Department of Veterans Affairs insists that finalizing a decision on the agency’s electronic health record modernization is a near-term priority. While acting CIO Scott Blackburn resigned last week and VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

62% of Hospitals are Not Using Patient Information Outside Their EHRs

April 23, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

As nearly every U.S. hospital has an electronic health record system installed, sixty-two percent of¬¬ hospitals aren’t using patient information outside their EHRs in Q1 2018, according to a new survey conducted by Black Book Market Research. The report reveals […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

State Department issues Request for Information on new EHR

April 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The U.S. State Department has issued a request for information for a new electronic health records system, following a failed 2015 EHR implementation with the U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose of the State Department’s RFI is to conduct market research […]


EHR & EMR

Choosing an EHR for its Usability

April 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

The usability of the system is probably the most important factor in making an informed choice of which EHR to use for your practice. Most every bit of software says that it is easy to use, but how can you […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple expands effort to give patients iPhone access to medical records

April 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple has launched an enhancement to its Health app that enables patients at participating U.S. hospitals and clinics to get access to their medical records from multiple providers on their iPhones. Previously, 12 major providers—including Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine and […]


EHR & EMR

EHR usability issues linked to patient harm events

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health record usability issues are linked with potentially serious patient harm events, according to a new analysis conducted by MedStar Health. The study, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, looks at some of the patient safety […]


EHR & EMR

Geisinger taps EHR, genomics to identify high-risk patients

March 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

By combining clinical data from electronic health records with genetic sequencing, Geisinger is making anticipatory medicine—the prevention of early-onset cancer and cardiovascular events—a reality for its patients who are at high risk for these inherited diseases. Geisinger executives contend that […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers say EHRs must be refocused on patient life, health goals

March 21, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health records are poorly designed to support longitudinal, personalized healthcare and must be reconfigured around patients’ life and health goals, providing clinicians with relevant and actionable information that is responsive to patient needs. So argues Zsolt Nagykaldi, associate professor […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

EHR data helps predict opioid use

March 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A prediction model leveraging electronic health record data could be used to help providers identify hospitalized patients who are at highest risk of progressing to chronic opioid use after they’re discharged from the hospital. Researchers at the University of Colorado […]


EHR & EMR

EHR data mining identifies undiagnosed genetic diseases

March 16, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new electronic health record data mining technique developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that undiagnosed genetic diseases may be more prevalent in the general population than previously assumed. Researchers mapped the clinical features of more […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Optimization as a Bridge to Population Health Management

March 13, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

In the quest to meet value-based care, population health and quality reporting goals, healthcare leaders face an array of avenues and tactics. While the strategies differ, one constant in virtually all efforts to bring structure to new care delivery models […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

ONC, CMS set their sights on reducing EHR clinical burden

March 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With physicians spending more time entering data into electronic health records and less time engaged in direct patient care, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is making the streamlining of the EHR documentation process and reduction of […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

EHRs get most blame for epidemic of physician burnout

March 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The problem of physician burnout is affecting about 50 percent of practicing doctors, and electronic health records are squarely to blame, according to Michael Hodgkins, MD, CMIO at the American Medical Association. A major contributing factor to this professional dissatisfaction […]


EHR & EMR

Survey: 93 percent of hospital patients can view EHR online

March 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Nearly all hospital patients can view information from their electronic health record online, according to new data released by the American Hospital Association. The AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement for community hospitals collected between November 2016 and April 2017 […]