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Smart EHR Implementation Decisions Key to Usability Improvements

December 4, 2017 - Encouraging healthcare organizations and health IT companies to make smarter decisions during the EHR implementation process is the oft-overlooked but vitally important key to enabling EHR usability improvements, according to experts convened during the ONC Annual Meeting on November 30.  The panel led by ONC Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Andy Gettinger included CMS Director and CMO Kate...


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Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

by Kate Monica

Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations –...

UMass Memorial to Invest $700M in Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

UMass Memorial Health plans to invest approximately $700 million in its Epic EHR implementation process over the next decade. The current EHR systems in place at UMass hospitals and healthcare facilities often lack interoperability, slowing health...

Doctor Shares Components of a Successful EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group Robert M. Pearl, MD relayed his experiences installing an Epic EHR system ten years ago and the factors responsible for a successful EHR implementation....

Strategies to Better Understand EHR Implementation Barriers

by Sara Heath

In order to successfully assess EHR implementation barriers across the industry, health IT professionals must effectively survey healthcare organizations. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, item response...

ONC Releases Guide, Playbook to Support Physician EHR Use

by Sara Heath

As a part of National Health IT Week, ONC has released two learning materials to help providers with EHR implementation and use, according to a public statement. The agency issued an EHR contract guide — EHR Contracts Untangled: Selecting...

Practice Fusion Settles with FTC over Consumer Deception

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR vendor Practice Fusion has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to charges of misleading consumers about doctor reviews that were publicly posted without properly informing them of plans for disclosing...

Factors Contributing to Hospital EHR Implementation Success

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More than two years ago, Beebe Healthcare in southern Delaware made an important decision about their health IT infrastructure in deciding on EHR replacement technology to demonstrate meaningful use in the near term and prepare for a transformation...

3 EHR Vendors Release Million Hearts EHR Optimization Guides

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Allscripts, Cerner, and NextGen EHR users now have access to EHR optimization guides for reporting clinical quality measures related to Million Hearts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national initiative to prevent one...

What makes a health IT go-live command center effective?

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Go-live is the major milestone for an health information system implementation. Months of planning, system build, testing, and training are exerted in preparation for this momentous event. No matter how thorough prior efforts are, a well-coordinated...

How standardization can put EHR adopters on the right path

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Recent healthcare industry news reports that one of the nation’s largest cancer centers has chosen an EMR software vendor. For an organization of this size and complexity, their EMR implementation will be daunting and determining what defines...

Identifying, resolving 3 common gotchas of EHR go-lives

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Go-live is always an exciting time for hospitals and IT staff. After months of hard work, you finally feel all the work you did will see the light of day and benefit your end-users. It’s also exciting to see all the pieces come together...

How much closer to true interoperability is CommonWell?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The CommonWell Health Alliance made waves at HIMSS13 in New Orleans when its founding partners announced they would be banding together to solve the challenge of making their EHR and health IT systems and services interoperable. So what did the...

How is the presence of CMIOs impacting health IT adoption?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

What’s the correlation between strong physician leadership and successful EHR implementations? According to research conducted by HIMSS Analytics over the last few years, the two go hand in hand. “The role of the clinician or physician...

Why major health IT implementations depend on communication

by Sponsored Content

According to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a Project Manager spends more than 90 percent of her time communicating — and that’s significant in terms of managing one’s...

EHR nightmares: Why treating EHRs like paper records fails

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Through our experiences working side-by-side with providers, we have seen many things and learned many lessons. Here are a couple more stories and lessons we encountered along the way. Let us help you ensure that you can avoid these nightmares....

EHR nightmares: When EHR adoption, implementation run awry

by Sponsored Content

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part piece on EHR implementation and adoption pitfalls and advice for avoiding them. Read part two here. EHR system development, implementation, and adoption in the US has been a struggle, to say the...

Why integration led to an Epic implementation at Baptist

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For Baptist Memorial Health Care, the New Year kicked off its journey of implementing and adopting an integrated EHR solution from Epic Systems. Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Beverly Jordan is at the forefront of Baptist’s...

How style guides sustain effective consistency in EHR design

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Style guides have been described as an EHR designer’s “source of truth.” Many large healthcare organizations design their own unique style guide to create a framework used and recognized at various department levels in implementing...

What activities need to come after an EHR implementation?

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Do you long for the day when all of your hard work is put into use, the long awaited go-live is over and your workload will finally slow down? If you have never been through the full lifecycle of an implementation, you may not realize that going...

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