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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR

Electronic health records creating a ‘new era’ of health care fraud, officials say

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Errors Continue to Threaten Patient Safety

December 11, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by electronic health record (EHR) systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more […]


EHR & EMR

EHR visual aid cuts duplicate orders for lab, radiology tests

December 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The implementation of a visual aid in an electronic health record ordering system resulted in a significant reduction in duplicate orders for both laboratory and radiology tests. Results of a study, involving emergency department clinicians at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess […]


EHR & EMR

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk

November 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The […]


EHR & EMR

Startup seeks to hold doctors, hospitals accountable on patient record requests

November 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Kelly Shanahan had her OB-GYN practice in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., she was meticulous about providing medical records promptly to all patients who requested them, she said. But since being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013, an event […]


EHR & EMR

HP Rolls Out Expanded Healthcare Portfolio to Address Patient Safety, Care Coordination, Data Security

October 7, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Today at the Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2019, HP Inc. announced its expanded healthcare portfolio. The HP Healthcare Edition print portfolio improves patient safety, enables clinical efficiency and secures patient data and medical records. Addressing Patient Safety HP’s new innovations […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation

October 3, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR). At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand […]


EHR & EMR

6 ways to optimize EHR system performance and usage

August 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A healthcare organization has gone through the process of selecting an electronic health record system. The process was arduous, but it is done. Now, however, comes a new phase that likely will be more difficult—the leveraging of all of the […]


EHR & EMR

VA to spend $4.89B on VistA until Cerner EHR fully replaces system

July 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs will need to maintain its legacy electronic health record system at a cost of nearly $5 billion over 10 years until it is replaced by a commercial off-the-shelf EHR from Cerner. Paul Tibbits, executive director […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

Did EHRs Light the Physician Burnout Fuse?

July 17, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

According to the American Medical Association, about 50 percent of practicing doctors are experiencing burnout and EHRs are a significant driver of this problem. For every hour physicians spend on direct patient care, the report indicates that they spend two […]


EHR & EMR

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs

July 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give to patients. Over time, functionality in the EHR and PPM systems can’t keep up with emerging demands, often […]


EHR & EMR

12 patient safety risks linked to EHR usability

July 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Digital records systems have created unforeseen safety risks, sometimes contributing to serious mistakes in treatment, and that’s particularly true for pediatric patients, contends researchers for the Pew Charitable Trusts. These unintended consequences can be devastating for young patients, especially when […]


EHR & EMR

How to overcome 10 top EHR implementation challenges

June 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of healthcare organizations have electronic health records systems in place, but the use of such systems does not remain static. New capabilities are added, or organizations decide to rip old ones out and replace them with new […]


EHR & EMR

Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

June 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant three months earlier at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA leverages tool to assess veterans’ physical, mental health

June 4, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A self-reporting tool is able to accurately track the health of veterans who may otherwise be hesitant to seek medical care, according to results of a large national cohort. In a VA-funded study led by a researcher from Northwestern Medicine, […]