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Tips for Reversing Physician Burnout Caused by EHR Use

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Commemorating National Health IT Week, President Obama shared that 97 percent of hospitals and 75 percent of physicians across the United States are using EHRs. With the vast majority of hospital and physician EHR implementations already complete,...

Mercy SaaS Service Drives Accelerated Epic EHR Implementation

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With help from Mercy Technology Services, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital has fully completed an Epic EHR implementation in less than a year, a process that usually takes 12 to 18 months, according to a press release. The 98-bed hospital, a part...

Certified EHR Technology Adoption Reaches 96% Nationwide

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A majority of hospitals in all but one state have adopted certified EHR technology as of 2015, according to an ONC data brief. Overall, 96 percent of hospitals have adopted CEHRT, with 49 states and Washington, DC, having at least 81 percent...

NYU Lutheran Launches Epic EHR to Boost Patient Care

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NYU Lutheran has completed a full EHR implementation, going live with Epic Systems yesterday. Part of NYU Langone Health System, the hospital announced the successful go-live of its Epic EHR at all its Brooklyn locations, including in 22 ancillary...

Drug Data Standards Needed for EHR Clinical Decision Support

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Drug-drug interactions are an integral patient safety component to EHR clinical decision support and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) are likely to benefit from data standardization, recent research shows. According to a new study published...

Understanding Effect of EHR Usability on Clinical Workflows

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Providers use EHRs to perform everyday clinical tasks, manage their workflows, and participate in federal incentive programs such as meaningful use. Because these tools have so many purposes, it is vital that they are navigable and easy-to-use....

Improving EHR Adoption, Use through International Example

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Physician-facing EHR adoption is thriving around the globe although health information exchange and patient portal adoption are low, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association. The study was conducted as...

4 EHR Best Practices for Improving Clinical Workflows

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EHR systems and their ability to improve clinical workflows is a heated point of debate between different healthcare professionals. Some believe EHRs are critical for improving clinical workflows while others say they are a hindrance. Despite...

Clinical Workflow Progress Vital to Boost Health IT Quality

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For 78 percent of healthcare quality experts, improved clinical workflow and efficiency are the keys to boosting health information technology quality. In a recent survey conducted by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), healthcare quality...

EHR Use Fuels Research, Interventions to Close Gaps in Care

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EHR use is helping to drive research aimed at improving racial, socioeconomic, and geographic gaps in care. In a paper recently published in Health Affairs, researchers detail inequities in quality healthcare and discuss the methods by which...

Increasing Health IT, EHR Investment Runs Up Practice Costs

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Health IT and EHR investments are costing physician-owned multispecialty practices thousands of dollars per physician, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The 2016 MGMA Cost and Revenue Report shows...

Do Gaps in Health IT Security Laws Stunt Technology Innovation?

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Gaps in privacy and security law may be hindering the development and expansion of health IT and EHR use across the industry, a recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology suggests. The report details...

Physician Feedback Key to EHR Usability Improvements

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In order to improve physician EHR use, health IT developers need to take into consideration the needs of end users and practice managers. New research shows that developers can improve EHR usability when they collect user feedback periodically....

Outpatient EHR Adoption Reaches 92%, Nears Market Saturation

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Outpatient EHR adoption has increased steadily over the past eight years, reaching near universal adoption, shows a new essentials brief from HIMSS Analytics. The brief includes results from a nationwide survey detailing PM and EHR adoption trends...

Understanding How EHR Use, Adoption Impacts Physicians

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Since the 2009 passage of the HITECH Act and the start of meaningful use, EHR adoption has become widespread throughout the healthcare industry. Despite the near ubiquity of EHR use, provider opinion is split: some think EHRs are critical to...

EHR Adoption Positively Impacts Nurses, Clinical Workflows

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EHR adoption is linked to improved clinical workflows for nursing staffs, helping them to improve the quality of care they provide, new research shows. In a study, led by AnneMarie Walker-Czyz, EdD, RN, a research team measured care quality and...

Do EHR Implementations Have Negative Short-Term Effects?

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A new EHR implementation has little to no short-term effect on patient safety and care outcomes, showing that the anticipated disruptions EHR implementation may not be something for providers to worry about, new research shows. In a study published...

Epic Systems, Cerner Top EHR Vendors for Meaningful Users

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Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation continue to be the top dogs when it comes to the EHR Incentive Programs. According to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the two EHR vendors are the...

Nearly All Hospitals Have Contingency Plans for EHR Downtime

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With 59 percent of hospitals experiencing EHR downtime in the past year, the importance of EHR contingency plans comes to the forefront. In a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General, experts explain the need for EHR contingency...

2017 Federal Health IT Spend Targeted for EHR Modernization

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Federal health IT spending is on the rise, particularly in the realm of EHR modernization, says a recent report from Govini. A new Govini report details the health IT spending trends in the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department...

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