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EHR Challenges

ONC Offers $80K for Tools to Improve EHR Reporting for Patient Safety

May 31, 2018 - ONC is offering $80,000 in prize money to developers who can create a simple, intuitive method for reporting patient safety concerns through the electronic health record.   “Reporting on the safe use of health IT – especially the use of EHRs – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers,” Andrew Gettinger, MD, wrote in a blog post announcing...


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EHR Satisfaction Rises, Usability Complaints Drop for Nurses

by Jessica Kent

Electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction and acceptance among nurses has improved significantly, with ninety-six percent reporting that they would not want to go back to using paper records, according to a recent Black Book...

Pew: EHR Usability Concerns May Still Impact Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

Electronic health records are quickly becoming the standard way clinicians track and retrieve patient information, but EHR usability can put patient safety in jeopardy, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. EHRs are a...

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...

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