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EHR Implementation

Top 4 Ways Providers, Vendors Can Improve EHR Usability

August 29, 2018 - The arrival of the electronic health record (EHR) in healthcare has brought just as many challenges as it has benefits, with patient advocates often citing poor EHR usability as the root cause of adverse patient safety events. To enhance EHR usability, and to reduce patient harm, the Pew Charitable Trusts, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA) and Medstar Health,...

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3 Steps to Reduce Diagnostic, Medication Errors with EHRs, APIs

by Jessica Kent

Health IT has become an integral part of the care continuum, offering the promise of optimal, standardized care delivery. However, poor development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) can contribute to adverse patient...

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...

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...

CT Hospital, State Prescription Monitoring System Connect Via EHR

by Thomas Beaton

EHR users at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be able to access data from the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in order to aid clinical decision support and improve patient safety, the hospital...

EHR Use Correlated with Higher Rates of Blood, Imaging Tests

by Thomas Beaton

A recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) found that physicians using electronic health records tended to order more CBCs, CT scans, and x-rays for their patients than non-EHR users, calling into question the...

Epic Systems Leads Mindshare for Population Health, EHR Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite the fact that meaningful use incentive dollars have all but dried up, providers are not slowing down on their health IT infrastructure development.  A new survey by peer60 finds that healthcare organizations are actively...

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...

QPID, Epic EHR Combine for Big Data Analytics at Partners Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare, the integrated health system that includes top-ranked facilities like Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is used to going big in the health IT space.  From its massive...

EHR Use, Population Health Lessons from a Davies Award Winner

by Jennifer Bresnick

HealthNet, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Indiana, is a recipient of this year’s HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence, a program that recognizes outstanding improvement in patient care, outcomes, EHR...

Top Five Reasons Why Providers Hate the EHR Incentive Programs

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Hate” may seem like a strong word to use for describing a series of regulations intended to improve the quality and delivery of patient care, but it barely scratches the surface for many providers responding to the public...

84% of EHR Replacements Focus on Big Data, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The vast majority of providers considering or undergoing an EHR replacement are giving preference to vendors who provide big data analytics and population health management tools, according to the latest Black Book Rankings EHR user...

ONC Reissues Call for Certified EHR Technology Test Procedures

by Jennifer Bresnick

The ONC is hoping to remind providers that it is still accepting proposals for Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) test procedures, tools, and data after publishing a notice in the Federal Register earlier this summer.  In a new blog...


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