Electronic Health Records

Ambulatory EHR

Ambulatory EHR adoption, use, and incentive trends

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Ambulatory practices come in many sizes and shapes, providing the bulk of healthcare services to patients across the country as more and more services become available in these outpatient centers. In 2006, as part of their analysis of...

Ambulatory providers need better ambulatory EHR systems

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More than cost or the demands of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system, the perceived lack of available solutions catering to their particular needs has prevented physician practices from adopting electronic health records...

AHRQ to study health IT, EHR impact on ambulatory care workflows

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) aims to fill the knowledge gap concerning the impact of health information technology on workflow in ambulatory care settings, according to notice issued by the agency in the Federal...

Meaningful patient engagement through EHR, social media

by bob@xtelligentmedia.com

As clinics across the country continue their evolution into the use of electronic health information, such as electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE), a new front door is also evolving for clinics. It’s...

EHR adoption, use among ambulatory care providers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Depending on the types of treatment needed or severity of their conditions, patients have two options for receiving care: ambulatory or inpatient care. More and more types of care and treatment are becoming outpatient procedures. This...

Making EHR personal for providers and patients

by bob@xtelligentmedia.com

There is an underlying issue with the long-term value of electronic health record (EHR) that many people in the clinic know about but remain hesitant to act upon: the value of social interaction. The healthcare industry is certainly one...

2014 Certification Criteria for Ambulatory, Inpatient EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Stage 2 Meaningful Use not only asks for more from eligible professionals and hospitals, it also demands that developers of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) adhere to specifications enabling their users to demonstrate...

Physician series: Beyond meaningful use with Winfield Young, MD

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) to receive maximum incentives in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs less than a month away, the pressure is on...

Physician survey: More use EHR, few are satisfied

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new survey shows that electronic health record (EHR) among physicians has grown significantly over the past three years and will continue increase over the next couple of years. The Medscape survey of more than 21,000 physicians across...

CIO series: What advice do CIOs have for their peers?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As noted by the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC), chief among the obstacles preventing providers from participating in meaningful use is a lack of knowledge of the program. That knowledge is wanting in the Information...

Access to PHR makes patients more loyal customers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Patient access to information online makes patients more likely to stay with a provider, a new study reveals in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study, “Association between personal health record enrollment and patient...

Study shows significant use of health IT by nurses

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to a recent study from Manhattan Research, nurses could prove integral to sustaining the use of health IT as well as expanding its use among patients. Conducted online during the past few months, “Taking the Pulse Nurses...

CIO series: Atlantic General’s Barbara Riddell

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

It’s become a mantra for experts in the healthcare industry: Collaboration is key to a successful implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system. But too much collaboration can actually become a hindrance to adopting a...

What iPad applications can (and can’t) do for your practice

by Patrick Ouellette

A common topic of discussion in the EHR space is the validity of replacing laptops with iPads for everyday workflow, and some physicians question whether the tablet’s screen size is acceptable for EHR use. According to Manhattan...

New report reveals most connected US hospitals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On the heels of its ranking of the top hospitals in the US, U.S. News & World Report has just released this year’s list of Most Connected Hospitals, which comprises 156 hospitals that have outstripped their peers in the adoption...

Clinical documentation in the EHR

by nheyden@xtelligentmedia.com

“I wish the doctor had spent as much time with me as she did with her PC” Many years ago, an excited friend who worked for one of the electronic health record (EHR) vendors at that time — it was really more of a billing...

CIO series: Facey’s Shashi Tripathi

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For more than 80 years, Facey Medical Foundation has provided ambulatory care to patients in Southern California in 11 clinical locations. For the past ten years, Facey has used an electronic health record (EHR) and have demonstrated not...

Cloud Q&A with Medical Associates Clinic COO

by Patrick Ouellette

Relying on an Internet-based EHR product works great for some and, for others it can be a source of worry. Much of the decision revolves around how you transport your data and the size of your organization. We talked to Brian Schatz, Chief...

House bill would expand eligibility for meaningful use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

If a bill recently introduced into the makes its way through Congress, it would increase the number of providers and hospitals eligible to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR)...

CIO series: Cook Children’s Theresa Meadows

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While the first phase of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs does not include many measures that deal with pediatric care, this doesn’t preclude these kid-centered...

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