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Collaboration Can Aid EHR Use, Adoption in Behavioral Health Space

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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...

Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination

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With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations are turning their attention and resources toward EHR optimization to improve care coordination. Before Vanderbilt University...

MI Hospital Reduces EHR Use in ICU with Epic Telemedicine Tool

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Michigan-based Beaumont Hospital is utilizing an EHR-integrated Epic telemedicine tool to present critical health data about ICU patients on monitors outside hospital rooms in an effort to improve clinical efficiency and reduce EHR use for...

Enhancing Patient Care with Clinical Documentation Improvement

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Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) ensures that health services are accurately documented and helps healthcare coders and physicians work toward improved patient care while also streamlining productivity. When meaningful clinical...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

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Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research...

Health IT Safety Collaborative Can Aid EHR Use, Patient Safety

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Gathering input from all types of healthcare stakeholders is critical to addressing potential issues with EHR use, which will in turn help to improve patient care and reduce provider burden, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. Alert...

Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

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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...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

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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...

ECRI Launches Health IT Use, Innovation Safety Initiative

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The ECRI Institute recently launched the Insight Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Companies program aimed at promoting safety in health IT use, innovation, and implementation. The program is a joint effort between the...

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

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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...

DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System

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Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system, according to Pensacola News Journal. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor family...

Allscripts, CarePort Health Joining for Improved Care Coordination

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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...

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

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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...

Rural Illinois ACO to Implement Cerner Population Health Platform

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Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) recently selected Cerner HealtheIntent to serve as its population health management platform in an effort to improve care quality for Medicare patients statewide. The accountable care...

Specialty EHR Products Tied to Highest Physician Satisfaction

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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...

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Health IT Solutions

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Behavioral health IT company Netsmart recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s home care and hospice health IT solutions in an effort to strengthen its presence in the long-term and post-acute care...

Allina Health Recovers From System-Wide Stint of EHR Downtime

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Minnesota’s Allina Health has successfully recovered from a period of EHR downtime that compromised its Epic EHR system on April 4, according to a report from CBS Minnesota. The health system’s computer network went down on...

EHR-Integrated Tools Help Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Care

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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...

New ONC Guide Supports MyHealthEData, EHR Patient Data Access

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ONC recently released a new online resource titled “ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records” intended to assist patients and caregivers in more easily accessing EHR patient data per provisions of the 21st Century...

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