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Doctors dissatisfied with current EHRs but hopeful for future

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Physicians are dissatisfied with the current state of EHR technology but are confident that future improvements will benefit both patients and their own professional satisfaction down the road, according to a new research published by the RAND...

Study: EHRs make residents lose 16 minutes per patient

by Jennifer Bresnick

Family medicine residents at two academic medical centers in California ended up spending an extra 16 minutes on documentation after implementing an EHR, according to a study presented by Dr. Maisara Rahman at a recent meeting of the American...

AHIMA: Six tips for reducing EHR risks, boosting quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHRs are subject to a number of risks that have the potential to impact patient safety significantly, says Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance at AHIMA, in an article for Perspectives in Health Information...

Why appropriate use outweighs meaningful use of EHR systems

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For primary care physicians trained and working with paper records for decades, the introduction of health information technology, specifically EHR systems, into the exam represented a departure from traditional practice as well as a potential...

Medical scribes boost EHR productivity, streamline workflow

by Jennifer Bresnick

While EHRs are sold to physicians as a way to increase quality while making documentation more efficient, few providers have seen as much return on that promise as they could like.  EHRs can be time consuming to use on a daily basis, and patient...

First step to successful EHR use is evaluating paper workflow

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every good cook knows that a finished meal is only as good as the ingredients you start with, and the same adage holds true for EHR implementation, a messy recipe if ever there was one.  While adapting an EHR might seem like a complete departure...

Three ways EHR adoption can improve the patient experience

by Sponsored Content

There are many key players integral to the patient experience. One specific triad of relationships that significantly affects the patient experience is the relationship between labs, practices, and electronic health records (EHRs). While more...

A proactive versus reactive approach to EHR optimization

by Sponsored Content

For many years, healthcare facilities have focused on simply getting required health information technology (IT) in place. Recently, there has been an important shift from installing these technologies to learning how to best use them to achieve...

Why are hospitals choosing Epic over other EHR vendors?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The success of that Epic Systems has had in getting health systems and hospitals to sign sizeable contracts to implement and maintain their EHR systems cannot be argued. That being said, the EHR industry leader has caught its fair share of flak...

Why is establishing standards of EHR use important?

by Sponsored Content

When healthcare organizations implement their electronic health record (EHR), none of them goes into it thinking, “Hey we will just roll the EHR out and hope for the best.”Along the way policies and procedures bubble up and are created...

Value of developing, optimizing EHR systems for clinicians

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), meaningful use is the implementation and adoption of EHR systems to increase the delivery...

EHR optimization: What to watch for after implementation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Getting used to a new EHR system is hard work.  Whether it’s your first, second, or even third software package, there is always a lot to learn.  Optimizing your EHR to meet your individual practice’s needs takes time, patience, and someone...

Five considerations for achieving EHR optimization

by Jennifer Bresnick

Implementing an electronic health records system is no easy task.  Between finding a product that meets your needs, ensuring that it’s within your budget, securing the cooperation and approval of your staff, scheduling training, and those...

Why EHR adoption doesn’t mean the end of paper in healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The push for the adoption of electronic health records, especially the meaningful use of certified EHR technology as part of the EHR Incentive Programs, is based on the premise that the digitization of health information will led to more accurate,...

How EHR adoption, implementation affects project analysts

by Sponsored Content

“Begin with the end in mind” is a familiar quote often referenced whether building a dream vacation home, a lush garden landscape, or applied to an IT project. By definition, a “project” has a beginning and an end. However,...

Customizing presentation of information in certified EHR

by Sponsored Content

In our previous post, we talked about how important the adaptability of your certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is to your successfully meeting the measures of meaningful use. Today’s post continues with two additional...

Specialty physicians driving EHR design, workflows at Cerner

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For the past several years, specialty physicians have called attention to the deficiencies of EHR systems tailored to primary care, acknowledging that one size does not fit all when it comes to EHR design. The same can likewise be said of EHR...

Why should EHR usability matter to independent physicians?

by bob@xtelligentmedia.com

Now that meaningful use of EHR is a well-established dialogue, the buzz about usability is increasing. EHR usability has always been important but has been unfortunately absent from many conversations in the independent physician clinic. For...

Physician EHR adoption: Six tactics for optimization

by Sponsored Content

The focus of many hospitals and practices has shifted to meeting the EHR Incentive Programs and meaningful use standards, which makes having a comprehensive physician adoption program in place critical to a successful and sustainable EHR. Engaged...

Benefits of EHR optimization assessments

by Sponsored Content

Solving the problem of frustrated electronic health record (EHR) end-users can seem an insurmountable task. Fortunately, turning frustrated, unhappy users into EHR champions is not as daunting as it seems. A great place to start is with an optimization...



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