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Physician Perspectives on EHR Optimization Strategies

by Jerri Cowper of Innovative Consulting Group

I recently shared my thoughts on the physician perspective of EHR optimization strategies and physician EHR use. Now I have decided to expand the conversation by getting the take of two individuals, both within large health systems: Philip...

KLAS foresees EHR replacement among ambulatory providers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More than a quarter of ambulatory care providers are eyeing an EHR replacement as a means of achieving greater integration with neighboring systems and improving technical functionality while increasing return on investment, according to a...

Is your organization ready for the EHR replacement process?

by Jerri Cowper of Innovative Consulting Group

The decision to change electronic health record (EHR) vendors is not an easy one. Any organization faces difficult questions. Are our EHR team and end users able to take on yet another change? Are we ready to go through the vendor...

EHR replacement: Addressing data ownership and migration

by Jennifer Bresnick

In many cases, an EHR replacement ends up being even more complicated than an initial implementation.  Clinicians now have a laundry list of complaints about the first system and may be vocal in demanding specific changes that a new...

Five ways to avoid repeating mistakes during EHR replacement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Replacing an EHR that has failed to work well for a provider can be a tough and expensive decision.  Is it worth going through all the hassle of a new implementation just to change a few aspects of your clinical workflow?  Not if...

Most ambulatory docs able to exchange prescription, lab data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A majority of office-based physicians can view lab results and send medication data electronically, according to a new study by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Additionally, one-third of...

Virtualization, speech recognition to grow aggressively

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare organizations and providers will be looking to virtualization solutions and natural language processing (NLP) applications and drive accelerated growth in these areas, according to HIMSS Analytics. The research wing of the...

Practice Fusion promises readiness for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Concerns about vendor readiness have prompted a number of healthcare organizations and associations as well as members of Congress to call for delays or extensions in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Most recently, these concerns were voiced by a...

What can pain management teach providers about EHR adoption?

by bob@xtelligentmedia.com

How does the specialized care of pain management relate to the interaction of those in the clinic and the EHR vendor? The answer is when the EHR is not viewed in the context of the community of care by the stakeholders in the clinic but...

Why EMR implementation as just an IT project seldom succeeds

by Sponsored Content

I have worked with dozens of hospitals to plan, implement, and optimize their EMR, so I’ve learned a great deal about what creates a successful implementation. I’ve also worked to remediate problems for hospitals that have...

Physician series: EHR vendor went bankrupt right after paying

by Jennifer Bresnick

As far as EHR adoption horror stories go, Dr. Andrew Bronstein, an orthopedic surgeon at The Bronstein Hand Center in Las Vegas, NV, has a whopper.  Days after paying his first EHR vendor a significant sum to implement a system for his...

Evaluating EHR trouble spots can help boost performance

by Jennifer Bresnick

Taking a good hard look at where your EHR underperforms – and where your staff is falling short on knowledge and experience with the software – can help resolve some basic user complaints, says a new issue brief by Stoltenberg...

Is ad-supported software the solution to EHR replacement woes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stage 2 of meaningful use is right around the corner, and thousands of physicians are fed up with their EHR software as they progress into the age of health information exchange, data analytics, and patient engagement.  Many providers are...

EHR contract guide will help docs keep data after replacement

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new EHR contract negotiation guide will help providers avoid some of the lesser known pitfalls of EHR implementation, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) says.  With more and more providers replacing their EHRs – and a...

Minnesota mandates certified EHRs for all dentists by 2015

by Jennifer Bresnick

Here’s something for dentists to chew over: dental practitioners in Minnesota will be required by law to adopt a certified, interoperable EHR system by 2015, just like their medical counterparts.  Minnesota is the first state to add...

Black Book: 81% of practices committed to EHR replacement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Unhappy physicians often daydream about being able to throw their cumbersome EHRs out the window, and plenty of providers are making that dream a reality, according to a new Black Book poll.  Following up the recent survey that declared...

Black Book poll: Providers demand usability in EHR replacement

by Jennifer Bresnick

“EHR backlash” is more than a popular hashtag on Twitter, and EHR usability still has a long, long way to go, according to a new poll of nearly 2900 providers conducted by Black Book Market Research.  Frustrations with...

Small practices, good planners more satisfied with EHR adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

Smaller practices and those who planned ahead financially for the impact of EHR adoption were more likely to be satisfied with their EHR implementation, according to a new survey of more than 500 members of the American Society of...

What Vitera’s acquisition of SuccessEHS means to providers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In light of the proliferation of EHR vendors and services caused by the influx of billions of dollars in incentives made available through the EHR Incentive Programs, many have speculated that it was only a matter of time before the market...

What meaningful use can contribute to the patient experience

by bob@xtelligentmedia.com

If we continue to limit the purpose and definition of the patient experience within the confines of a problem, then the ability to realize the benefit of meaningful use and improved outcomes will remain elusive. Among stakeholders in...

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