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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 […]


EHR & EMR

Hospitals still use paper to send, receive summary of care records

December 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

New data show that although hospitals are using electronic methods to exchange summary of care records, they are still using paper. A majority of hospitals last year used more than one electronic method to routinely send (78 percent) and receive […]


EHR & EMR

Docs don’t routinely report patient symptoms in EHRs

December 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Primary care physicians do not routinely put patient-reported symptoms regarding sleep, pain, anxiety, depression and low energy or fatigue into electronic health record systems. That’s among the findings of a study published in the December issue of the peer-reviewed journal […]


EHR & EMR

Fixing Medical Record Errors Should Be Easier In Age of EHRs

December 14, 2018

Via: EMR Thoughts

Wouldn’t it be nice if the advent of EHRs made it more likely that information in medical records was accurate? Sadly, that’s hardly the case. In fact, patient matching issues actually seem to make it more likely that the wrong […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA issues new framework to advance use of real-world data

December 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its use of real-world data—such as electronic health records, medical claims and registries—to improve regulatory decisions regarding drugs and biologics. “Because they include data covering the experience of physicians and patients with the […]


EHR & EMR

Study links stress from EHR use to physician burnout

December 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Doctor use of electronic health records is causing stress that is strongly associated with physician burnout, according to a new study. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of results from a 2017 Rhode Island Department of Health survey in which […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

EHRA offers implementation guide for CDC opioid recommendations

November 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Electronic Health Record Association has released a new implementation guide for incorporating the CDC’s recommendations for prescribing opioids into EHRs. In 2016, the agency developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain including 12 recommendations […]


EHR & EMR

EHRs help identify patients at greatest risk of dying from sepsis

November 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Drexel University researchers have developed an analytical model for detecting early warning signs of sepsis that can predict those patients at the greatest risk of dying from the life-threatening condition. Leveraging EHR data from more than 210,000 hospital visits between […]


EHR & EMR

Cost of VA’s EHR modernization program grows by $350M

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added $350 million to its cost estimates for the VA’s electronic health record modernization program—an increase that isn’t sitting well with members of Congress. According to the latest VA data provided to Congress, the […]


EHR & EMR

AMA president calls for end to electronic health record abuse

November 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The nation’s largest physician group is calling for an end to electronic health record “abuse” which is relegating doctors to the role of data entry clerks and leading to widespread professional burnout. According to the American Medical Association, the problem […]


EHR & EMR

EHR usability issues pose safety risk to pediatric patients

November 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health record systems may present a significant risk to the health and safety of pediatric patients, especially when it comes to the administering of medications. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs based […]