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EHR Alerts Reduce Overuse of Cardiac Monitoring, Cut Costs

December 13, 2018 - EHR alerts can be helpful for reducing unnecessary use of cardiac monitoring — or telemetry — and cutting excess hospital spending, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers at the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center conducted a randomized clinical study of 1,066 hospitalizations...


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Missouri Hospital Launches Web-Based MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care foundation recently went live with a new MEDITECH EHR implementation. The web-based ambulatory EHR system went live across the hospital on December 1. Citizens...

Nearly 70% of Physicians Suffering Stress Related to Health IT Use

by Kate Monica

Almost 70 percent of physicians who use EHR technology during patient care delivery have experienced stress as a result of the demands of health IT use, according to a recent JAMIA study. Health IT-related stress can contribute to...

Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide

by Kate Monica

Epic EHR is currently dominating the worldwide EHR market in overall user experience, with nearly 90 percent of all surveyed international users reporting high rates of provider satisfaction. This finding comes in the new Global EMR...

Pew, KLAS Suggest EHR Reporting Program Promote Safety, EHR Training

by Kate Monica

Pew Charitable Trusts and the Arch Collaborative — a KLAS-affiliated initiative comprising 5,000 providers — recently recommended the EHR Reporting Program include criteria centered on safety-related usability and EHR training,...

EHR Implementation Launch Increases Labor Costs For 6 Months

by Kate Monica

While launching a new EHR implementation may help to reduce hospital spending in the long run, new research suggests labor costs may actually increase for up to six months after healthcare organizations go live with a new system. A...

Patient, Physician Satisfaction with EHR Systems Remains Low

by Kate Monica

Patient and provider satisfaction with EHR systems remains lacking despite improvements in health data availability, access, and exchange. This finding comes from a recent JAMIA study by Meyerhoefer et al. at Lehigh University. The team...

EHR System, Physician Burnout Contributed to Problems at ME Hospital

by Kate Monica

Executives at Central Maine Healthcare have been struggling to reduce high rates of physician burnout with 80 of the health system’s 300 employees leaving in the past fiscal year partly because of dissatisfaction with its EHR...

3 Ways to Promote Clinician Engagement During EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

EHR implementation projects are notoriously stressful for hospital management and staff as providers, administrators, IT staff, and leadership adjust to changes in daily operations. Without sufficient EHR training and communication...

Physician Burnout Rates Remain Low in Small, Independent Practices

by Kate Monica

Despite the rapid rise of physician burnout nationwide, burnout rates are relatively low among providers in small, urban, independent primary care practices comprising less than five physicians. This finding comes from a recent Journal of...

3 Key Tips for Ensuring a Smooth EHR Replacement Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Physician and nursing dissatisfaction with an EHR system could lead to long-lasting problems within a healthcare organization, such as fueling administrative burnout and patient engagement. Opting for an EHR replacement is not a decision...

Cerner EHR Ranked Highest for 3rd Year in Nursing EHR Satisfaction

by Elizabeth Snell

There has been a definite shift in nursing EHR satisfaction levels over the past few years, showing the perceived value in EHRs in delivering higher quality care, according to recent Black Book research. Cerner EHR received top rankings...

How Front-End Speech Recognition Adoption Impacts EHR Usability

by Elizabeth Snell

It was previously thought that widespread adoption of cloud-based front-end speech recognition systems would have helped solve certain EHR usability issues, according to KLAS research. However, more recent data shows that if an adopted...

Mayo Clinic Prepares for Early Challenges During Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is making efforts to accommodate the inevitable period of adjustment that will follow its Epic EHR implementation go-live at Rochester care sites by enrolling staff members in rigorous training and cutting back on appointments,...

Interoperability, Better Functionality Top EHR Replacement Factors

by Elizabeth Snell

Dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, inefficient workflows, and the need for greater interoperability and functionality are often key reasons why healthcare organizations may opt for an EHR replacement, according to a literature...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

by Kate Monica

Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research...

Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

by Kate Monica

The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since...

DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System

by Kate Monica

Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system, according to Pensacola News Journal. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor family...

Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction, EHR Clinical Documentation

by Kate Monica

The authors of a new study published in the September issue of Annals of Family linked medical scribes with improving all aspects of physician satisfaction, including satisfaction with patient encounters and clinical documentation...

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