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EHR Usability Cause of Key Pain Points for Healthcare CIOs

October 22, 2014 - EHR adoption is increasing, but EHR usability remains a problem for end-users trying to enter and access data efficiently. Whereas EHR adoption continues to increase among healthcare organizations and providers, EHR usability remains a problem for end-users trying to enter and access data efficiently, according to a new Frost & Sullivan survey of healthcare CIOs. EHR users have often...


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Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

by Kate Monica

Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

EHR Use Satisfaction Higher at EMRAM Stage 7 Health Systems

by Kate Monica

Physicians at healthcare organizations that have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) maturity model report higher levels of EHR use satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. In...

EHR Association Voices Support for HHS Clinician Burnout Strategy

by Kate Monica

In a recent letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the EHR Association (EHRA) commended the majority of recommendations proposed in the federal agency’s draft strategy designed to reduce clinician burnout related to EHR use. “As...

Pew Suggests Boosting EHR Usability, API Use to Cut Clinician Burden

by Kate Monica

Improving EHR usability and promoting efficient application programming interface (API) use may help to cut down on regulatory burden on clinicians, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. The organization submitted these recommendations to...

Health IT Developers Working to Understand Clinical Workflows

by Kate Monica

Health IT developers from Google, Apple, and other tech companies are working with clinicians to gain a better understanding of clinical workflows during app development, according to CNBC. UCHealth Chief Innovation Officer and emergency...

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...

How Information Blocking Regulations Can Promote EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Further transparency in EHR testing and development is imperative to improving EHR usability and reducing patient harm associated with EHR use, according to AMA and Medstar. The organizations offered recommendations for three information...

ONC Names Winners of EHR Innovation Challenge for Safety Reporting

by Kate Monica

ONC recently selected three winners of its EHR innovation challenge seeking health IT solutions to ease EHR safety reporting for providers and reduce administrative burden. The Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge is part of the federal...

Simplifying Clinical Documentation to Cut Administrative Burden

by Kate Monica

Hawaii Pacific Health is working to prevent physician burnout and reduce administrative burden on providers by cutting out the aspects of clinical documentation and EHR use that clinicians find least useful. In a recent New England...

EHR Usability Challenges Threaten Patient Safety in Pediatric Care

by Kate Monica

Problems with EHR usability can pose a threat to patient safety in pediatric care, particularly during medication prescribing. This finding comes in a new Health Affairs study by a team of researchers from MedStar Health. Raj Ratwani et...

How IT Support Streamlines EHR Optimization, Boosts EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Most healthcare organizations can expect some slowdowns in clinical efficiency as providers and administrators acclimate to the changes that accompany new EHR system implementations or EHR optimization efforts. While these upgrades help...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Steadily Gaining Traction

by Kate Monica

Patients at Henry Ford Health System will now have the opportunity to access their own health information through iOS devices after the health system announced it will support the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer. The app serves as a...

HIMSS, AMIA Suggest Improvements to ONC EHR Reporting Program

by Kate Monica

HIMSS and AMIA recently listed ways ONC can ensure the EHR Reporting Program supports interoperability improvements, health IT safety, patient health data access, and compliance with CMS value-based payment and quality improvement...

Using EHR Voice Recognition to Improve Clinical Documentation, Usability

by Kate Monica

EHR tools with voice recognition capabilities can help to reduce data entry duties for healthcare providers and free up time for face-to-face interaction with patients. Hospitals and health systems are increasingly integrating voice...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

by Kate Monica

A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

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,...

PDMP Use More Burden, Less Blessing Without EHR Integration

by Kate Monica

Under pressure to stall the rising death toll associated with the opioid epidemic, CMS and state regulators have pushed the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way to ensure healthcare providers understand a...

EHR System Transformation at Center of Penn Medicine Initiative

by Kate Monica

Penn Medicine recently launched an initiative intended to transform EHR systems into more interactive, intuitive tools to ease provider burden, improve patient health outcomes, and boost clinical efficiency. “We recognize that EHRs...

AMA Expanding EHR Training, Medical Education Consortium

by Kate Monica

The Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium launched by AMA in 2013 to promote EHR training, physician leadership, and other skills is so far yielding positive results, the association stated October 2. AMA and its 32 medical...

Specialized EHR Systems Help Docs Collect, Share Valuable Insight

by Kate Monica

Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts...

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