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Solo Doctor Forfeits Medical License Over Paper Records

October 16, 2017 - Following an investigation into her into her patient health record keeping, prescribing, and clinical decision making, a physician in the New Hampshire town of New London is no longer licensed to practice medicine. The New Hampshire Board of Medicine announced in September that 85 year-old physician Anna M. Konopka, MD, would be required to stop seeing patients as of October 13....


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Primary Care Doctors Spending 6 Hours Daily on EHR Data Entry

by Kate Monica

A new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA) found primary care physicians spend almost six hours on EHR data entry during a typical 11.4 hour workday. Research by Arndt et al. published in the...

Is Physician Dissatisfaction with EHR Use on the Rise?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland State University have pinpointed challenges contributing to physician dissatisfaction with EHR use. A team led by the Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology's Tait Shanafelt, MD, conducted a...

Hospitals Lag in CPOE Implementation, Errors Persist

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite the reported benefits of computerized physician order entry in reducing adverse drug events, many hospitals have yet to move forward with CPOE implementation, according to a new report published by The Leapfrog Group. CPOE use,...

How CPOE Adoption Helps Clinicians Treat Stroke Effectively

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In the emergency department, clinicians must move quickly to treat patients with serious conditions with little margin for error. Based on findings of a recent Kaiser Permanente study, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) can make a...

What is the future of computerized physician order entry?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Earlier this year members of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) pointed to the abundance of published research demonstrating the positive influence of the EHR Incentive Programs and their...

How important is physician engagement to CPOE adoption?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) aims at preventing potential errors or problems associated with orders that could negatively impact a patient’s safety or ultimately his health outcome. Each is an important requirement in...

How is CPOE more than cookbook medicine in the EMR?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is quite adamant about the role of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in ensuring the delivery of evidence-based, high-quality, and most importantly safe...

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