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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...

EHR System Customization Benefits Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Kate Monica

EHR system customization can help to streamline the implementation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM.) PCMHs are designed...

VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day

by Kate Monica

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, VA CFO and Assistant Secretary for Management John Rychalski told the VA subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,...

Outdated Regulatory Requirements Key Physician Burnout Cause

by Elizabeth Snell

Regulatory reform allowing clinicians to cut down on their documentation requirements would improve accuracy, enable better use for research, and help cut down on overall physician burnout, according to recent research published in the...

North Dakota Statewide EMS Initiative Promotes EHR Use

by Kate Monica

The North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDHS) Division of Emergency Medical Systems is launching an initiative to allow emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to engage in EHR use during fast-paced patient transport. The state...

Mayo Clinic Epic EHR Implementation Launch Running Smoothly

by Kate Monica

The recent Epic EHR implementation go-live at Mayo Clinic is so far running smoothly, Mayo Clinic clinicians told KTTC. The EHR system go-live at the health system’s Rochester, Minnesota care sites went live on May 5. Mayo...

Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

by Kate Monica

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Will Have Immediate Impact

by Kate Monica

Health system executives at each of the 12 organizations that were early adopters of Apple Health Records predict that the EHR data viewer will have an immediate positive impact on patient engagement, interoperability, and health IT...

CMS Rural Health Strategy Plan Leverages Meaningful Measures

by Kate Monica

A newly-announced CMS Rural Health Strategy leverages the Meaningful Measures initiative to reduce administrative burden and avoid the unintended consequences of federal policy on rural providers. The Rural Health Strategy also aims to...

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,...

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid, Grows Patient Engagement Platform

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced it has acquired mobile enterprise patient engagement solutions company HealthGrid Holding Company in an effort to further expand its FollowMyHealth patient engagement solution offerings. The health IT company...

Physician Burnout Is a Problem at 83% of Healthcare Organizations

by Kate Monica

Eighty-three percent of clinicians, clinical leaders, and healthcare executives view physician burnout as a problem at their organizations, according to findings in a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst spring 2018 report about...

Trinity Health Selects Epic EHR, Rev Cycle Management System

by Kate Monica

Trinity Health recently announced plans to implement a single, integrated Epic EHR and revenue cycle management system enterprise-wide. The Epic EHR system will help to improve patient and provider satisfaction at all 94 hospitals part of...

EHR Systems Should Be Systems of Engagement, Not Recordkeeping

by Kate Monica

EHR systems need to be re-engineered as systems of engagement rather than systems of recordkeeping to yield real improvements in clinical efficiency. That was the sentiment of Persistent Systems Digital President Sudhir Kulkarni at the...

NIH Searching for Volunteers Nationwide to Contribute EHR Data

by Kate Monica

Individuals across the country ages 18 and older will soon have the opportunity to share EHR data with researchers and advance individualized precision medicine, treatment, and patient care delivery through the National Institutes of...

PACS Integration Lowers EHR Access Times, Aids EHR Usage

by Elizabeth Snell

Patient context integration of a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) with an organization’s EHR can lower EHR access time for radiologists, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging. PACS...

Full ONC SAFER Guide Implementation Low, EHR Safety Can Improve

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations looking to improve EHR safety and usability can look toward ONC SAFER Guides that were updated in 2017. However, a recent study found that adherence to recommended EHR safety practices is low, even with...

Epic EHR Implementation Hurt Earnings at Erlanger Health System

by Kate Monica

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System blamed its $100 million Epic EHR implementation for $4 million in losses over the last financial quarter, according to Times Free Press. After two years of preparation, Erlanger went...

Collaboration Can Aid EHR Use, Adoption in Behavioral Health Space

by Elizabeth Snell

Perceived ease of EHR use and perceived usefulness of the technology itself are driving factors toward EHR adoption with physicians in behavioral health, according to a recent study. However, there is still resistance to EHR adoption...

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