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EHR Usability

Pew: EHR Usability Concerns May Still Impact Patient Safety

December 21, 2017 - 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 critical part of patient care. Clinicians need up-to-date, accurate information to make informed decisions, and EHRs allow access to this information with just...


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Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and personal...

EHR Tech Support with Clinical Focus Enhances Patient Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Making sure that the voice on the other end of the EHR tech support hotline has some clinical know-how could be a promising way to improve patient care quality and the health IT user experience. Lackluster technical support can prevent healthcare...

AMA to Connect Physicians with Health IT, Big Data Companies

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association (AMA) is continuing its efforts to reshape the health IT landscape by offering physicians a chance to collaborate with big data analytics companies and other vendors through a new online forum. The Physician Innovation...

Big Data, Machine Learning Can Revamp Provider Health IT Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data doesn’t have to be the enemy of overwhelmed clinicians staring at their computer screens while griping about their electronic health records, says a pair of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Press Ganey in a NEJM perspective...

EHR Usability Shortfalls May Up Pediatric Patient Safety Risks

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR usability and design flaws may be putting pediatric patient safety at risk, and must be addressed by vendors and rule makers in order to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to children, says a coalition of healthcare stakeholders in...

The Difference Between Clinical Decision Support, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to leveraging their growing big data assets.  From population health platforms and supply chain management tools to clinical decision support and business intelligence...

Can Artificial Intelligence Relieve Electronic Health Record Burnout?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers still facing frustrations years after switching to electronic health records (EHRs) may soon find some relief from burnout as artificial intelligence moves closer to reality, suggests a viewpoint article published in JMIR...

AMIA: Health Informatics Can Help Overcome the Big Data “Deluge”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Organizations that wish to avoid drowning in the big data deluge should turn to the life raft of health informatics, which can help providers and researchers better use data to produce meaningful quality improvements, says the American Medical...

Nurse Informaticists Can “Triage” EHR Optimization Problems

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations still struggling to improve clinical workflows and address persistent EHR optimization and usability problems often turn first to their vendors in order to seek help with optimization.  After all, it’s reasonable...

AMA: Physicians Love Their Jobs Despite EHR, Financial Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physician dissatisfaction might not be quite as rampant as EHR naysayers are apt to believe, according to new survey results from the American Medical Association.  Despite the challenges brought on by regulatory and reimbursement changes,...

ONC Updates EHR Usability, Health IT Patient Safety Guides

by Jennifer Bresnick

As teased earlier this year at HIMSS17, the ONC has announced the availability of a revamped version of its SAFER Guides, which address EHR usability best practices and patient safety issues related to health IT.  The guides, first released...

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...

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