Electronic Health Records
  • Understanding Effect of EHR Usability on Clinical Workflows

    August 26, 2016 - Providers use EHRs to perform everyday clinical tasks, manage their workflows, and participate in federal incentive programs such as meaningful use. Because these tools have so many purposes, it is vital that they are navigable and easy-to-use. But what is EHR usability, and how is it measured? How does EHR usability affect different parts of the healthcare industry? The Healthcare Information...

  • Top 3 Most Challenging Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements

    August 25, 2016 - Since finalizing the Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has received numerous calls for a pause in the program. Industry stakeholders argue that the program is too demanding and burdensome  for providers to achieve meaningful use success. Also, CMS issued a proposed rule for MACRA implementation that replaces meaningful use for...

  • DirectTrust Hopeful for Impending ONC EHR Certification Rule

    August 23, 2016 - EHR oversight and certification may be best left in the hands of ONC, according to DirectTrust. According to the DirectTrust President & CEO, David Kibbe, MD, MBA, the EHR industry’s self-oversight may not be enough to ensure technology transparency and accountability, despite what critics of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology may say. Instead,...

  • EHR Use May Not be Adequate for Precision Medicine Research

    August 18, 2016 - Precision medicine research may not be making the process it once strive for, and EHR use could be one of the culprits. According to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, precision medicine research initially set out to determine gene determinant for certain conditions. This could spur new and personalized treatments for these conditions. Specifically,...


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Understanding Effect of EHR Usability on Clinical Workflows

Providers use EHRs to perform everyday clinical tasks, manage their workflows, and participate in federal incentive programs such as meaningful use. Because these tools have so many purposes, it is vital that they are navigable and easy-to-use....

Top 3 Most Challenging Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements

Since finalizing the Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has received numerous calls for a pause in the program. Industry stakeholders argue that the program is too demanding and burdensome...

Improving EHR Adoption, Use through International Example

Physician-facing EHR adoption is thriving around the globe although health information exchange and patient portal adoption are low, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association. The study was conducted as...

DirectTrust Hopeful for Impending ONC EHR Certification Rule

EHR oversight and certification may be best left in the hands of ONC, according to DirectTrust. According to the DirectTrust President & CEO, David Kibbe, MD, MBA, the EHR industry’s self-oversight may not be enough to ensure technology...

FTC Finalizes Order to EHR Vendor in Consumer Deception Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its final order against EHR vendor Practice Fusion following allegations that the EHR cloud-based company had misled consumers about physician reviews and their publication in an online physician...

3 Steps for Ensuring Provider Success under MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is about to revolutionize reimbursement for providers of Medicare Part B services. MACRA, which replaces the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR), links the majority of fee-for-service...

EHR Use May Not be Adequate for Precision Medicine Research

Precision medicine research may not be making the process it once strive for, and EHR use could be one of the culprits. According to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, precision medicine research...

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