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Health IT Use

EHR Satisfaction Rises, Usability Complaints Drop for Nurses

May 14, 2018 - 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 survey. This is a notable shift from 2015, when 26 percent of nurses said they were hoping for a return to paper records. The survey, which polled nearly 15,000 licensed...


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EHR Usability, Clear Benefits Drive Adoption in Behavioral Health

by Jessica Kent

To improve electronic health record (EHR) adoption among behavioral health clinicians, organizations must ensure high levels of EHR usability and share the clear benefits of EHR adoption, according to a study published in Perspectives in Health...

Groups Urge ONC, AHRQ to Support Health IT Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

ECRI Institute, the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS), the Bipartisan Quality Center (BPC), and The Pew Charitable Trusts have established a shared vision for a nationwide health IT patient safety collaborative and are...

Opioid Abuse, Diagnostic Errors Top 2018 Patient Safety Hazards

by Jessica Kent

Opioid abuse, diagnostic errors, and poorly designed health IT systems are among the top hazards on ECRI Institute’s 2018 list of patient safety concerns. Opioid abuse is ranked second this year, up from its seventh-place spot on the 2017...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Can Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

by Jessica Kent

To effectively implement antibiotic stewardship programs, hospitals should boost operations with health IT tools, improve data interoperability and data resources, and expand beyond traditional stewardship organizational models, according to...

70% of Residents Feel Prepared for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under 70 percent of family medicine residents feel adequately prepared to handle the analytics and care coordination strategies involved in population health management, according to a new study published in Family Medicine. Using data from...

Optum Buys Advisory Board’s Population Health, Data Analytics for $1.3B

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Advisory Board Company has announced the sale of its population health, data analytics, and healthcare consulting services to Optum, the UnitedHealth Group’s health technology services division. The sale forms half of a two-part, $2.58...

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