Electronic Health Records

EHR Use

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...

30% of Practices Look toward EHR Replacement Options by 2021

by Elizabeth Snell

Having cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance is one of the top reasons healthcare practices may be considering an EHR replacement option, a recent Black Book survey...

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...

50% of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have access to patient data if a recent Surescripts survey is any indication. Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or...

Allscripts, CarePort Health Joining for Improved Care Coordination

by Elizabeth Snell

Allscripts company CarePort Health will now be managing the Allscripts Care Management solution and services portfolio in an effort to have stronger care coordination offerings to providers, payers and ACOs, according to a...

Mayo Clinic to Cut Medical Scribe Staff Ahead of Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

In anticipation of its Epic EHR launch, Mayo Clinic has offered about 400 medical transcriptionists the option to either take voluntary separation packages or look for other jobs as the health system no longer requires their...

Duplicate Patient EHRs Cost Hospitals $1,950 Per Inpatient Stay

by Kate Monica

Duplicate patient EHRs cost hospitals an average of $1,950 per patient per inpatient stay, according to a 2018 Black Book survey about the use and value of enterprise master patient index (EMPI) solutions. Black Book researchers surveyed...

How Clinician Engagement Can Make or Break an EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

A poorly-executed EHR implementation project can cause myriad problems for healthcare organizations ranging from financial trouble to internal conflicts between hospital management and staff. In the months after an EHR system go-live,...

Specialty EHR Products Tied to Highest Physician Satisfaction

by Elizabeth Snell

Specialty EHR product categories were given the highest physician practice satisfaction scores, according to a recent Black Book survey. Researchers interviewed 18,950 physician practices in client experience and satisfaction and gathered...

EHR-Integrated Tools Help Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Care

by Kate Monica

A quality improvement program combining EHR-integrated tools and patient engagement strategies can significantly improve quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to new research published in the American Journal...

EHR Use Ineffective in Improving Heart Failure Health Outcomes

by Kate Monica

Despite early promises that EHR use could assist in reducing hospital readmissions and boosting care quality, new research from the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) found EHR use has been largely ineffective in improving...

Oregon Health System to Go Live With $79.5M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

After two years of development and preparation, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System will go live with a $79.5 million Epic implementation on April 7, according to KTVZ.com. St. Charles patients will benefit from a new Epic MyChart...

Reducing EHR Notifications Enables More Efficient EHR Use

by Kate Monica

Reducing low-value EHR notifications cut EHR use for primary care providers at VA healthcare facilities by 1.5 hours per week, according to a recent study. Researchers affiliated with TNT Health Enterprises, VA Sunshine Network, VA...

Apple EHR Patient Data Viewer Now In Use at 39 Health Systems

by Kate Monica

Apple recently announced 39 health systems have signed on to enable patient access to health data through the technology company’s Health Record EHR patient data viewer, according to a recent Apple newsroom blog post. Johns Hopkins...

EHR Usability Problems Likely Contribute to Patient Harm

by Kate Monica

EHR usability may contribute to possible incidents of patient harm, according to a new JAMA study. Keene et al. analyzed free-text patient safety reports from 2013 to 2016 retrieved from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority database....

Improving Clinician EHR Use Through Provider Communication

by Kate Monica

Implementing an EHR-integrated provider communication tool may help health systems improve clinician EHR use, according to researchers at the Augusta University (AU) College of Allied Health Sciences. Researchers implemented a social...

How EHR Use Enables Effective Responses to Public Health Crises

by Kate Monica

Last year, providers at hospitals and health systems across the country faced major care challenges when dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the northern California...

Call for EHR Companies to Provide No-Cost EHR System Updates

by Kate Monica

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently requested CMS require that EHR vendors provide any new federally-mandated updates to EHR systems free of charge to avoid augmenting the financial burden of EHR system maintenance...

Apple EHR Patient Data Viewer Should Prove Positively Disruptive

by Kate Monica

Apple’s work to give patients at 13 large health systems access to their health records via a new iOS EHR patient data viewer should open the door to a multiplicity of new ways to leverage data, claim two prominent subject-matter...

Mayo Clinic Cuts Cluttered EHR Data with AWARE EHR Interface

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is using a new EHR interface powered by ambient intelligence applications to strip away excess EHR data and deliver meaningful information to clinicians for improved clinical decision-making.   Herasevich, MD, et al....

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