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Advanced EHR Use Shows Potential to Lower Patient Costs

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Advanced EHR use may lead to significant per patient savings, showing promise for an eventual return on investment, shows a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study included a retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient...

EHR Adoption, Use Remain a Source of Frustration for Docs

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EHR adoption is still seen as a win-some, lose-some situation, with users reporting many positives and negatives about the technology, shows a recent survey conducted by Physicians Practice. The survey, which included responses from 1,568 healthcare...

AMIA Challenges FDA over EHR Data Quality Claims

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is raising concerns over EHR data quality in current systems in comments on draft guidance issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of EHR data for clinical investigations....

Fraudulent EHR Use Leads to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

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Fraudulent EHR use was one of several alleged illegal business practices leading a Kentucky home health provider to pay millions in reparations to the federal government. Last week, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Louisville-based...

Does MACRA Implementation Require New EHR Safe Harbors?

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) is advocating for changes to fraud and abuse laws to support MACRA implementation, including EHR safe harbors for using shared EHR infrastructure to meet the law's goals for care coordination. According...

EHR Usability Depends on Practice Culture, Provider Needs

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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...

Reviewing the State of EHR Adoption Under Meaningful Use, MACRA

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As the healthcare industry began to focus on value-based care models, EHR adoption flourished. Under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ EHR Incentive Programs, or meaningful use, individual providers and hospitals across...

Is Physician Dissatisfaction with EHR Use on the Rise?

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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...

Groups Wary of Plan for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Federation of American Hospitals (FHA) have issued comments critical of electronic clinical quality measures under the the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems...

Engaging Physicians to Aid Standardized Ambulatory EHR Use

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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

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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...

Cerner Tops McKesson, Epic as Top EHR Vendor by Market Share

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Cerner maintains a slight advantage over McKesson as a result of its acquisition of Siemens Healthcare in 2015, according to Kalorama Information. Additionally, the report indicates a shift over the past five years in terms of the focal area...

Beginning an Information Governance, EHR Optimization Project

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As healthcare technologies like EHRs are near ubiquitous throughout the industry, IT leaders and providers alike are charged with the task of wading through a vast sea of data. In order to make such store of data more manageable, organizations...

State Department Considering Commercial EHR Implementation?

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The United States Department of State is the latest federal agency considering a commercial EHR implementation. Earlier this month, the federal agency posted a request for information on EHR project management support services although it remains...

Improvements Needed for Hospital Clinical Quality Measures

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A pilot for validating hospital electronic clinical quality measures has revealed the need for increased outreach, education, and guidance on the part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A summary of the pilot (per AHA News Now)...

ONC Offers Recommendations for Safe, Effective Health IT Use

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The Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology (ONC) has ramped up its efforts to promote proper health IT implementation and use and ensure patient safety. On Monday, the federal agency announced the availability of two...

Practice Fusion Settles with FTC over Consumer Deception

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EHR vendor Practice Fusion has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to charges of misleading consumers about doctor reviews that were publicly posted without properly informing them of plans for disclosing...

McKesson Reportedly Open to Ending Its Role as EHR Vendor

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The end may be nigh for McKesson health information technology. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal raises the possibility of a sale of the company’s health IT unit, McKesson Technology Solutions, in order to focus on its business...

Cost, Hospital Efficiency Still Major Barriers to EHR Adoption

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Despite potential for incentive payments, cost, as well as other challenges, remains a significant barrier to EHR adoption, finds a recent study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. In the study, lead author Clemens Scott Kruse, MBA, MSIT,...

Patient Views on EHR Use Tied to Limited Health Literacy

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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...

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