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EHR Usability

Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability?

March 28, 2017 - More than half a decade after the EHR Incentive Programs sparked a frenzied rush to purchase and implement certified health IT tools, the electronic health record market has largely coalesced around a core set of commercial vendors.  The names of the industry’s leading lights – Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH, NextGen, athenahealth – have become very familiar to anyone...


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Can Open Source EHRs Offer a New Path for Health IT Usability?

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half a decade after the EHR Incentive Programs sparked a frenzied rush to purchase and implement certified health IT tools, the electronic health record market has largely coalesced around a core set of commercial vendors.  The...

EHR, CPOE “Value Chain” Begins and Ends with Patient Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has had a difficult time finding value in electronic health records and other health IT tools, including computerized provider order entry (CPOE).  Despite claims that electronic documentation can improve patient...

ONC Updates Providers on Interoperability, EHR Usability Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

ORLANDO –  The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has a strong presence at the HIMSS Conference and Exhibition this year, engaging in a variety of educational sessions and informational presentations designed to reassure...

Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science, Health IT Usability

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health IT landscape often seems starkly divided between two opposing camps: those who design elegant algorithms and regimented workflows in the idealized sterility of the R&D department, and those whose frenzied, frustrating daily experience...

ONC Boosts Oversight to Fix EHR Usability, Patient Safety Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The nation’s quality improvement and payment activities aren’t the only things receiving a federal overhaul this week: the electronic health records that will support clinicians as they implement MACRA and move towards a patient-centered,...

EHRs Can’t Keep Up with Healthcare Analytics Abilities, Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The electronic health record simply isn’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with rapid innovations in healthcare big data analytics and the increasingly complex needs of end-users, says an editorial published in the Journal of the American...

6 EHR, Big Data Issues Impede Patient Safety, Cut Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

As part of its efforts to understand the impacts of health IT on patient safety in the clinical setting, the Office of the National Coordinator has released a pair of reports outlining the challenges of using electronic health records, patient...

EHR, Big Data Analytics Tech Support Key to Customer Loyalty

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT vendors may be raking in billions of dollars in profits from their electronic health record and big data analytics offerings, but they may not be inspiring much long-term loyalty from their customers if they fail to provide adequate...

Senate Committee Moves Interoperability, Health IT Bill to Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Senate HELP Committee is pushing forward with its efforts to advance interoperability across the healthcare system by unanimously voting to move the “Improving Health Information Technology Act” to the Senate floor. The bill focuses...

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