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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, 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, […]


EHR & EMR

Kaiser Permanente Launches EHR Integrated Social Health Network to Address SDoH

May 7, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Kaiser Permanente is partnering with social coordination platform Unite Us to launch a comprehensive health network called Thrive Local. The social health network will connect healthcare and social services providers to address the pressing social needs including housing, food, safety, […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Study: Data standardization improves patient matching

April 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Standardizing address information and last names could help to link patient health records by as much as 8 percent in the United States. Such relatively simple standardization efforts could result in more than 2 billion additional records matched to patients, […]


EHR & EMR

EHR study shows dangers of variability in opioid dosages

April 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Results from a 12-year study involving more than 14,000 Kaiser Permanente members’ electronic health records shows the risk of opioid overdose increases when doses vary over time. The $2 million, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital EHR, add-ons helps reduce costly, unnecessary GI testing

April 24, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An alert and “hard stop” programmed into an electronic health records system at an academic medical center resulted in a significant reduction in inappropriate gastrointestinal panel testing and cost savings. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center hard-wired criteria […]


EHR & EMR

Study finds first-year interns spend 43% of their day on EHR

April 16, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Internal medicine residents devote 87 percent of their work time away from patients, about half of which is taken up interacting with electronic health records. That’s the finding of a new study, conducted by researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns […]


EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability efforts lack single point of accountability

April 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has tried to modernize its legacy electronic health record system in four separate attempts over two decades, with the latest initiative already facing serious challenges. That’s the contention of a Government Accountability Office official who […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


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 […]