Electronic Health Records

Ambulatory EHR

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 25 specialties,...

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 Age...

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 loyalty,”...

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 Study”...

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 new system...

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 Research, about...

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 and...

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 and...

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 only...

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 Operating...

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) Incentive...

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 healthcare...

HIMSS Analytics includes ambulatory EHR use in new model

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On June 11, the analytics division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) revealed its new model for assessing the adoption of electronic health records in ambulatory care environments called Ambulatory EMR Adoption...

Ambulatory EHR challenges from IDC webinar

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Following the publishing of its IDC Health Insights provided a free webinar, “EHR in the Ambulatory Practice: An IDC MarketScape Analysis,” highlight key elements from its recent assessment of electronic health record (EHR) vendors....

Allscripts avoids lawsuit and further losses

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Good news came from electronic health record giant Allscripts Healthcare Solutions on Friday. The company has agreed to the nomination of three new board members in order to resolve a lawsuit between the EHR provider and HealthCor Management,...

EHR vendor selection considerations should look beyond meaningful use

by sbrooks99@verizon.net

The selection of an EHR vendor is likely one of the biggest decisions a practice will make over the course of the next decade. There is a lot riding on choosing the right system. So what kind of factors should drive the decision-making process?...

Will patient subscription services for EHRs pay dividends?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

When it comes to implementing health information technology (IT), small practices lag behind their counterparts because of a lack of both financial and human capital. “To them when they look at an electronic medical record, for example,...

EHRs and the worsening diabetes epidemic

by sbrooks99@verizon.net

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that rates of diabetes and prediabetes among teens tripled during the course of the last decade. This represents one of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry, but more...

Why should small practices choose cloud-based EHR?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Unlike the big boys, small practices have neither the resources nor the manpower dedicated to large and sophisticated locally-hosted electronic health record (EHR) and other health information technology (IT) systems. Fortunately for small practices,...

Caring for the homeless with co-existing EHR and paper records

by kathy.tong@bmhcc.org

A hospital that cares for the homeless generally doesn’t have the money for a comprehensive EHR system that can meet all its needs, and the robust computer resources to support such a system. But with its EHR implementation only partly in place,...

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