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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 just...

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 experienced...

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 office,...

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 Consulting. ...

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 actively...

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 surprising...

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 dentists,...

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 2013...

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 “clunky”...

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 Ophthalmic...

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 regained...

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 conversation...

How EHR adoption, implementation affects project analysts

by Sponsored Content

“Begin with the end in mind” is a familiar quote often referenced whether building a dream vacation home, a lush garden landscape, or applied to an IT project. By definition, a “project” has a beginning and an end. However,...

Does physician EHR use depend on perceptions of uncertainty?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Perceptions of uncertainty play a key role in determining how extensively a physician uses an EHR system and relies on the information contained in the electronic record, according to a paper recently published in the Journal of the American...

Practices look to health IT to minimize declines in profits

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A decline in reimbursements has a majority of physician practices preparing for a downward trend in profitability, according to research published by Power Your Practice. “The greatest challenges stem from the gap between changes underway at...

Enabling transitions of care through EHR, HIE workflows

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Depending on the size of a health system and the number of health IT systems it employs, transitions of care between clinical settings within a healthcare organization could involve a significant number of computer-related activities to ensure...

EHR adoption significantly lower among solo, older physicians

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR use is much lower among older and independently practicing physicians, according to a new survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, with 30% fewer independent physicians using a meaningful use-capable EHR than their larger practice...

Physician series: Thorough training made EHR adoption easy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Spanning two states and employing seven physicians while staying open every single day of the year, Pioneer Valley Pediatrics in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut has its fair share of unique complications.  In need of a better way to...

Meaningful use might be a struggle, but it’s working for patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a keynote presentation to the Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Physicians, Peter Basch, MD, FACP, echoed the words of National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari and told an audience of mostly paper-bound doctors that the key to...

Stage 2 Meaningful Use, ICD-10 key to Allscripts future

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

During yesterday’s first-quarter earnings call, Allscripts CEO Paul M. Black described the “biggest obligations” for the Chicago-based EHR company as delivering upgrades for Stage 2 Meaningful Use and ICD-10 to its clients....

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