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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR

Hospital work environment impacts how nurses perceive EHRs

March 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data gathered from more than 12,000 nurses at 353 hospitals in four states reveal that those working in less favorable healthcare environments are dissatisfied with their electronic health record systems. Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research (CHOPR) […]


EHR & EMR

Do We Want To Use EHRs To Foster Physician Behavior Changes?

March 14, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare organizations already do much to foster physician behavior changes, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes they share educational materials, sometimes they pass on insurance company sanctions and once in a while, they choose the (to my mind) nuclear option […]


EHR & EMR

More EHR Usability Issues Rear Their Ugly Heads

March 12, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Since they first began to be adopted in force, far too many physicians have found EHRs to be difficult to use. In fact, when researching this item, I noted with little surprise that I first began writing EHR/EMR workarounds back […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

Lawmakers voice concerns about VA’s plans for Cerner EHR

March 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Members of Congress are growing increasingly concerned about Department of Veterans Affairs plans to implement the same Cerner electronic health record system as the Department of Defense. Senior VA officials incurred the wrath of a House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA post-market drug surveillance system to tap EHR data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Sentinel, which monitors FDA-approved drugs through active surveillance, is being enhanced to capture clinical data to better detect potential new safety problems. “We’ll be working to link claims data in Sentinel to electronic health records, to improve our ability to […]


EHR & EMR

The Promise of Electronic Health Records: Are We There Yet?

February 18, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

The meeting took place nearly 15 years ago, but I still remember vividly the bold declaration by a former Congressional leader advocating for technological reforms in healthcare. “Paper kills!” he warned. “Paper records are an utterly irrational national security risk.” […]


EHR & EMR

DoD and VA still working out how to create single EHR

February 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are still trying to figure out how to best align their agencies’ respective plans to create a common Cerner electronic health record system. Speaking on Wednesday at the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, DoD […]


EHR & EMR

MedStar calls on lawmakers to make EHR usability a priority

February 5, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area is urging Congress to take action when it comes to the link between electronic health record usability and patient safety. MedStar Health has drafted a letter to Senate and House committees […]


EHR & EMR

Messages in patient portal help predict medication discontinuation

February 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers say electronic communication between patients and providers via an online portal can indicate their potential for stopping therapy. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center analyzed messages sent over a 12-year period by more than 1,100 breast […]


EHR & EMR

VA database helps yield discovery on blood pressure genetics

January 25, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

By tapping into a Department of Veterans Affairs database, an international research team has uncovered genetic associations that could advance future hypertension treatments for patients. Researchers leveraged the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), along with data from the United Kingdom […]


EHR & EMR

GAO: Patient matching hampered by demographic data

January 16, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

While healthcare providers are increasingly sharing electronic health records, they continue to face challenges in matching patients to their EHRs, according to the Government Accountability Office. Patients are matched to their medical records—either manually or automatically via software—through demographic information, […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting

January 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

With influenza cases elevated nationally and widespread throughout the country, researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital contend that machine learning can produce highly accurate local flu surveillance. In fact, they say that combining two forecasting methods with artificial intelligence produces […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm predicts patients at risk for chronic kidney disease

January 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Roche and IBM have developed an algorithm based on real-word data, including electronic health records, that predicts patients with early risk of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease. The Roche-IBM predictive algorithm—trained using half a million electronic health records—outperformed published algorithms derived […]


EHR & EMR

Change in EHR default orders helps reduce inpatient sleep interruptions

January 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A tweak to default orders in the University of Chicago Medical Center’s electronic health records system is letting patients sleep more soundly at night. Inpatient sleep deprivation is a serious problem at hospitals because of frequent nighttime awakenings by clinicians […]


EHR & EMR

On road to growth, small Kentucky hospital consolidates EHR data

January 4, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Harrison Memorial Hospital is working to get its data in order as it pursues plans to become a regional medical center. The 61-bed facility in Cynthiana, Ky., is pursuing these ambitious plans by upgrading its legacy Meditech electronic health record […]