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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...

What makes an Epic EHR adoption, optimization successful?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Although Epic EHR adoption differs from others in its cost and scope, its adopters face the same challenge of their fellow EHR users — optimization. The journey to becoming a HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 with plans for reaching Stage 7 at Access...

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...

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

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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...

What is different about health IT when talking usability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health information technology may resemble other forms of hardware, software, systems, and services, but when the focus turns to usability that resemblance breaks down, according Jacob Reider, MD, of the Office of the National Coordinator for...

What will drive an increase in EHR replacements in 2014?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The next year in healthcare will usher in a number of changes, from Stage 2 Meaningful Use to ICD-10, and have many already considering whether their current EHR and health IT systems are capable of supporting their work toward a number of different...

What causes physicians to become dissatisfied with EHRs?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In the health IT community, few things generate more discussion than some good old-fashioned EHR backlash. When it comes to lambasting the adoption of EHR technology, many critics emerge and are vocal about their negative experiences and who’s...

EHR backlash takes aim at ineffective, impersonal care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

When it comes to EHR adoption, the theoretical benefits are not in line with the reality of what’s occurring in the exam room, according to Michael Jones, MD. In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, “So much data-gathering, so little...

How will current EHR adoption, use affect future research?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Research from the United Kingdom provides a glimpse into the challenges following the widespread adoption of EHR systems and capturing of patient data electronically. “The present use of EHR databases requires programing expertise and understanding...

What are the basics of redesigning EHR system workflows?

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As healthcare organizations rush forward to implement or optimize the EHR systems to meet guidelines for the EHR Incentive Programs, the importance of redesigning workflows oftentimes is overlooked. EHR deployments bring a dramatic paradigm shift...

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

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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

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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...



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