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Drchrono uses Apple Touch ID to let doctors into electronic health record

Where the medical record is concerned, the TouchID button could be hugely effective in providing secure yet easy access.

Money for nothing: The dire straits of EHRs

I’ve previously written about my experience with poorly designed electronic health records and how it negatively impacts provider happiness and patient safety.  Apparently, I’m not alone in my experiences and my sentiments about this subject. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. […]

Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Convert Electronic Health Records Into Meaningful Data

As part of the four-year, $2.1 million National Science Foundation research project, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas, Austin, will develop algorithms and methods to convert the electronic health records data into meaningful clinical concepts or phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.

$2.5 Million Grant to Tackle Barriers of Electronic Health Records

The five-year grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to measure best practices across existing EHR systems, listen and learn what providers believe to be the ideal system, then build and test a model EHR system that can improve patient care.

What in God's Name is Going on With Healthcare IT at Cambridge University Hospitals?

This story about a UK hospital that recently "went live"with an American electronic health record/enterprise command-and-control system (EPIC) was not only predictable, but expected considering the sorry state of the health IT industry...Show More Summary

The Great Digital Divide in Healthcare: Older Americans May Be Left Behind

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.

Modernizing Medicine is raising a $20M round for cloud health records

Florida-based Modernizing Medicine has raised $15 million of a $20 million round to support the development and marketing of its cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic health records (EHR) platform.

Your electronic health record may lack vital information

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. When you walk into any physician’s office or hospital, computers are everywhere.  By 2013, nearly 70 percent of hospitals had moved away from paper charts and toward electronic health records, or EHRs, and more are making the change every day. From the patient’s point of […]

Patient records giant Epic Systems will take a big step into the cloud in 2015

The Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant will soon begin hosting the electronic health records systems of its hospital and medical group clients in the large new data center on its campus in Verona, Wisconsin.

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records on the Rise

Bob Violino of Information Management reports, “Electronic health records (EHR) uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the considerable resources healthcare providers have invested over the past five years, says research firm Frost & Sullivan. Show More Summary

EHRs and safety on WIHI

Madge Kaplan writes: The next WIHI broadcast — Optimizing Safety with the Electronic Health Record: The Latest on Glitches and Fixes from the Frontlines — will take place on Thursday, November 6, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and I hope you'll tune in. Show More Summary

“The Tragedy of Electronic Medical Records”

Yves here. We've written about the pitfalls of electronic health records in the past. One of the surprising reactions is the "dazzled by technology" response of some readers. While there are problems with relying on paper-based records,...Show More Summary

Practice Fusion Launches Brand New Electronic Health Records Platform, Optimized for Tablets

Practice Fusion, the nation’s largest cloud-based electronic health records platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion’s community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. Practice Fusion received more than 20,000 requests from users for a mobile-optimized EHR experience for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets. The new EHR performs faster, is more […]

HHS CTO says connected EHRs might be early warning system for the next Ebola

Sivak says a truly integrated system of electronic health records systems might act as an effective early warning system for the next (more serious) public health threat.

5 ways to increase your EMR efficiency

One of the major reasons that health care providers resist implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is the belief that using it will decrease provider productivity, reducing the number of patients they can see and therefore reducing practice revenue. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online […]

Doctors are using digital tools that can’t talk to each other — and this hurts everyone

The U.S. government has set such a low bar for the technology that, despite the wide adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), these new systems still can't communicate with each other.

Verizon CMO Tippett: ‘Patient-centered record will eventually win’

Doctors might be able to communicate better with an electronic health record that is controlled by the patient and lives in the cloud.

The CDC hopes to track spread of Ebola in patient electronic health record data

HealthBeat keynote speaker — and CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Bryan Sivak believes there is a way to do away with outdated PDFs to make CDC guidelines integrate directly with patients’ electronic health records so that a patient at risk is immediately flagged.

Dissociate EMRs from billing. Here’s how to do it.

The idea of starting over with computerized electronic health record (EHR) systems and doing them right as mentioned in a previous post has struck a resonant chord. Unfortunately designing an EHR that works may be a fantasy, due to one huge hurdle that would have to be overcome first. But it is fun to imagine an alternative […]

Electronic medical records fail in data analytics

Over the past 5 to 10 years, hospitals and physician offices have been in a mad dash to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in order to meet governmental regulatory requirements.  Now that most projects are either complete or well on their way, what are we doing with all of the data that EHRs promised to […]

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