Electronic Health Records

EHR Use

How the EHR Selection Process Influences Specialist EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Key to a successful EHR selection process is meaningful use dialogue between providers and EHR vendors. This is especially true for specialists for whom fewer EHR products are designed and available. That is one of several takeaways from a five-year...

EHR Usability Depends on Practice Culture, Provider Needs

by Sara Heath

In recent years, EHR adoption has reached near ubiquitous levels, but have received scrutiny across the healthcare industry. Several of these critiques center on EHR usability and the way in which it improves clinical workflow. What makes ensuring...

Is Physician Dissatisfaction with EHR Use on the Rise?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland State University have pinpointed challenges contributing to physician dissatisfaction with EHR use. A team led by the Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology's Tait Shanafelt, MD, conducted a national...

More Reports Indicate McKesson to Shed Health IT Businesses

by Sara Heath

McKesson Corp has reportedly been conducting talks regarding a merger of its health information technology unit with Change Healthcare Inc., sources familiar with the company told Reuters. According to three sources, a merger with Change Healthcare...

AMA’s Madara Clarifies Remarks on Digital Snake Oil, EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In an interview following his remarks during an annual meeting of the American Medical Association, Executive Vice President & CEO James L. Madara, MD, has made clear that EHR use and usability are not part of what he called "digital...

Engaging Physicians to Aid Standardized Ambulatory EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Since its formation back in 1999, Banner Health has made a name for itself by increasing the clinical standardization of its EHR technology to support clinical improvements. As a result of its push toward value-based care and population, the...

EHR Use Continues to Contribute to Physician Burnout

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A recent survey of primary care physicians found EHR technology as the second most-commonly cited factor contributing to physician burnout. EHR use came in behind time pressures as the most frequently reported stressor. According to one respondent...

Patient Views on EHR Use Tied to Limited Health Literacy

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

New research highlights a potential connection between patient health literacy or language proficiency and patient attitudes of clinician EHR use. The research by Ratanawongsa et al. focused on the experience of patients with limited health literacy...

Incorporating Record Locator Services into Clinician EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

SSM Health in St. Louis recently made news in being the first organization to implement the Surescripts National Record Locator Service into its Epic EHR system. But hospital leadership is more concerned with the significance associated with...

Provider Consortium in OH Promotes Value-Based Care, EHR Use

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Many healthcare providers are starting to transition to value-based care, but, in order to do this, providers may need to assess EHR use to ensure that it promotes the care model and satisfies new health IT use regulations. While many larger...

$1.9M AHRQ Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support Network

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded Research Triangle Institute with a $1.9 million grant to develop a clinical decision support learning network that helps patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) become more accessible...

Two MO Healthcare Providers Tap Cerner for EHR Implementation

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Cerner has added two more healthcare systems to its list of customers. SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center, two Missouri-based healthcare organizations, have selected Cerner’s Millennium system for EHR implementation, according...

EHR, Management Systems Facilitated Transition to ICD-10

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While the majority of healthcare stakeholders have fully transitioned to ICD-10, many providers and vendors are crediting the smooth changeover to their EHRs and practice management systems. According to the WEDI ICD-10 Post-Implementation Survey,...

CHIME Urges FDA to Advance Medical Device Interoperability

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare providers need more assurance that medical devices and EHR systems are truly interoperable, wrote the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) in a letter to Robert M. Califf, MD, Food and Drug Administration...

7 Time-Saving EHR Use Tips to Boost Physician Productivity

by Tom Giannulli, MD, MS, of Kareo

There’s an assumption in healthcare that EHRs are too time-consuming. With physicians often stating that the more time they spend using an EHR, the less time they spend with patients. As with many assumptions, the more often something is...

Majority of Physicians Seeking Prior Authorization in EHRs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As the healthcare industry continues to move away from paper-based processing and into the digital era, more healthcare provider are seeking electronic prior authorization methods that integrate with their current EHR systems. According to a...

From EHR Use to Information Exchange for Community Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Community health centers rely on EHR use for providing care to high-risk patient populations and reporting required quality metrics for the purposes of certification or grant funding. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is looking...

Certified EHR Use Central to New Advanced Primary Care Model

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled a new advanced primary care model which has certified EHR use listed as a core element of its two tracks. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model is slated for implementation in...

CMS, ONC Fall Short of Addressing Fraudulent EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have fallen shorting in implementing safeguards for preventing fraud related to EHR use. In its annual...

Customer Loyalty to EHR Systems Declines to 75% in 2016

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent in 2016, according to a recent Black Book Inpatient EHR survey. As the healthcare community seeks new innovations in EHR systems, cloud capabilities, and interoperability,...

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