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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Patient Matching

September 30, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Since the dawn of the digital revolution in healthcare, providers have been in search of tools to connect disparate systems and deliver timely and secure patient data directly to the point of care. Our public health crisis is a sobering […]


EHR & EMR

Getting the Most From EHR Virtual Training

September 28, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

EHR implementations have gone virtual in response to COVID. And so has training related to activations, upgrades, optimization projects, and onboarding of new clinics or staff. Healthcare organizations have traditionally trained in-person with dozens of software experts for larger efforts […]


EHR & EMR

Remote Patient Monitoring – #HITsm Chat Topic

June 9, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/12 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by hosted by Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) and Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) from @CariumCares […]


EHR & EMR

The Mystery Of The Hospital Industry’s Silence Over EHR Rule Proposal

March 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes. The nation’s largest hospital systems have remained curiously quiet concerning a recent proposal from the […]


EHR & EMR

HHS releases strategy to ease EHR burdens on physicians

February 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

On 21 February, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released a strategy that aims to […]


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 […]