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Collaborating With EHR Vendors for Continuous EHR Optimization

November 12, 2018 - Healthcare organizations looking to dramatically improve their clinical and administrative processes through health IT use can choose one of two options: EHR optimization or EHR replacement. Some healthcare organizations opt to invest in EHR replacements due to problems with inefficient clinical workflows, limited EHR functionality, or a lack of interoperability, according to a 2018...


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How IT Support Streamlines EHR Optimization, Boosts EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Most healthcare organizations can expect some slowdowns in clinical efficiency as providers and administrators acclimate to the changes that accompany new EHR system implementations or EHR optimization efforts. While these upgrades help...

61% of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency

by Kate Monica

EHR systems continue to fall short of provider expectations and detract from the joys of practicing medicine, according to a recent national survey by The Doctors Company.  More than 3,400 physicians from 49 states and the District...

EHR Tools Collecting Social Determinants of Health Data Need Work

by Kate Monica

Integrating social determinants of health (SDH) data into EHR systems may help providers address the economic and social risks that negatively affect patient health. However, a recent Annals of Family Medicine study by Gold et al....

Improving EHR Data Quality, Clinical Workflows for MIPS Success

by Kate Monica

Optimizing EHR data quality is top-of-mind as healthcare organizations continue to adjust to the regulatory changes that accompany healthcare’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Eligible clinicians participating...

Two-Thirds of Physicians Left Out of EHR Optimization Efforts

by Kate Monica

Many healthcare organizations are missing a valuable opportunity to boost EHR usability, physician satisfaction, and clinician engagement by leaving physicians out of the EHR optimization process. This finding comes from a recent 2018...

Epic EHR Now Includes Nuance Voice-Enabled Clinical Workflows

by Kate Monica

Providers using Epic EHR will now have access to voice-enabled clinical workflows powered by Nuance virtual assistant technology for faster, more efficient data access. The voice-enabled clinical workflows are now commercially available...

How to Boost Clinical Efficiency During Health IT Adoption

by Kate Monica

Introducing new technologies into physicians’ offices, emergency departments, and hospital rooms gives clinicians opportunities to optimize clinical efficiency, access accurate health data, and deliver high-quality patient care. But...

$180M EHR Implementation Project Approved at UW Medicine

by Kate Monica

 The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine Finance and Asset Management Committee recently approved a $180 million EHR implementation project to replace its existing Cerner and Epic systems with a single, integrated EHR...

Mayo Clinic Epic EHR Implementation Launch Running Smoothly

by Kate Monica

The recent Epic EHR implementation go-live at Mayo Clinic is so far running smoothly, Mayo Clinic clinicians told KTTC. The EHR system go-live at the health system’s Rochester, Minnesota care sites went live on May 5. Mayo...

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