Electronic Health Records
  • Ensuring Your EHR System Meets MACRA Requirements in 2017

    September 21, 2017 - With the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under MACRA now in its first year, both healthcare providers and federal agencies such as CMS hope participating hospitals and physician practices are better prepared to meet requirements and avoid payment penalties. However, the outlook for most physicians is not good. A survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) and KPMG found more than 75 percent...

  • Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

    September 19, 2017 - A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors, managers, analysts, physicians, and nurses to gauge customer reactions to the news that Allscripts will purchase McKesson’s Enterprise Information...

  • How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

    September 18, 2017 - Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider relationship, and generally inconveniencing providers. While the healthcare community is often at odds regarding the efficiency of EHR technology,...

  • Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction, EHR Clinical Documentation

    September 14, 2017 - The authors of a new study published in the September issue of Annals of Family linked medical scribes with improving all aspects of physician satisfaction, including satisfaction with patient encounters and clinical documentation accuracy. Gidwani et al. Medicine examined the effects of using medical scribes in clinical practices on physician satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and charting...


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Ensuring Your EHR System Meets MACRA Requirements in 2017

With the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under MACRA now in its first year, both healthcare providers and federal agencies such as CMS hope participating hospitals and physician practices are better prepared to meet requirements and avoid payment...

HIPAA, HITECH Still Limiting Health Data Exchange Innovation

The author of a new editorial on the Health Affairs Blog asserted that federal regulations HIPAA and HITECH— not EHR companies — are responsible for limiting interoperability improvements and obstructing health data exchange. The...

Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

Mayo Clinic recently partnered with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) tool comprising recommendations for lab test ordering. The tool will be available to healthcare providers through their...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors,...

EHR Companies Deny Data Blocking, Defend Interoperability Fees

The EHR Association (EHRA) Executive Committee has fired back at accusations that EHR companies are partially to blame for interoperability problems, claiming health data exchange is progressing quickly. The association published a response to...

$178M Cerner EHR System Under Review After Persistent Problems

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix is launching an independent review of Island Health’s Cerner EHR system, marking the system’s second review in a little over a year. The $178 million Cerner EHR system — called IHealth...

How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider...

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