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Disappointing outcomes despite a massive investment in EHRs

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 committed to the expanded adoption of health information technology, expecting electronic health records (EHRs) to transform medical care while promising dramatic improvements in quality, efficiency and safety. Show More Summary

New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule today that allows health care providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. Show More Summary

Walgreens and Greenway Health Complete System Wide EHR Deployment

Greenway Health has completed what they’re calling one of the largest centralized pharmacy cloud-based electronic health record systems ever deployed, Walgreens Cloud EHR. Walgreens has deployed the system chain-wide, giving pharmacy...Show More Summary

Factoring in human factors

This article in Crain's Detroit Business (originally from Modern Healthcare) notes:Recent studies have found that rapid implementation of new medical technology — electronic health records, patient monitoring devices, surgical robots and other tools — can lead to adverse patient events when it is not thoughtfully integrated into workflow. Show More Summary

Why can’t an EHR fit into a mobile device?

It’s been a while since my last rant about electronic health records (EHRs), so let’s remedy that right now. EHRs in their current iteration are — how to put this delicately? — an unmitigated disaster. Nevertheless, much of the criticism of EHRs, including mine, has been in the destructive category. What about some constructive criticism? How could […]

Now Here Is A Wonderfully Provocative Article On EHRs That Makes A Lot Of Sense To Me.

This appeared a little while ago.Is the Electronic Health Record Defunct?by Jerome Carter on April 28, 2014 When building software, requirements are everything. And although good requirements do not necessarily lead to good software, poor requirements never do. Show More Summary

Electronic alerts significantly reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

Electronic Attachments: The Missing Element of the Claims Submission Process

Guest post by Lindy Benton Healthcare continues on its way to digitizing business processes. According to a recent study from CompTIA, half of healthcare providers are currently using electronic health records and one-third expect to increase IT spending by 5 percent or more throughout the next year. Additionally, as more and more providers make the […]

Meaningful Use Makes Lower Adverse Drug Rates A Reality

When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Digital Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hopes were high that widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) would reduce the rate of adverse drug events in hospitals. Show More Summary

Health Centers Are Leading Efforts to Incorporate Patient Work Information into Electronic Health Records

Community health centers are the largest providers of health care to underserved individuals in the United States and in many communities are at the forefront of health IT innovation. Health centers have long worked to improve the quality...Show More Summary

Stuart Schecter, MD Named Director of The Mount Sinai Health Network's Cardiac Device Remote Monitoring System

The program tracks the status of implanted cardiac rhythm devices and provides secure data to hospitals, satellite practices, affiliates and Mount Sinai-owned practices through each patient's electronic health record (EHR).

Black Book Ranks Allscripts among best ambulatory EHR vendors

Survey results from research company Black Book Rankings has ranked Allscripts ambulatory electronic health records as leaders in the ambulatory EHR market, with top survey scores across all performance areas, from customization to service and support. Show More Summary

Acupera pulls in $4M to help health providers better understand their patients

Acupera's system mines data from electronic health records, medical claims, and lab results to help doctors and nurses better care for their patients.

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Apple has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. While the talks may not amount to anything concrete, they underscore how Apple... Read More

Apple is making huge moves to make sure HealthKit lands in your hospital

Apple is reportedly in talks with several potential health care partners for its HealthKit service, Reuters reports, including Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, but also with electronic health records providers including Allscripts and Epic Systems. Show More Summary

First MEDITECH Critical Access Hospital in the Nation Achieves Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation with Engage

Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center in Odessa, Wash. is the first Critical Access Hospital (CAH) to successfully attest to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use electronic health record (EHR) incentive program using MEDITECH Information Technology, Inc. administered by Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS).

Hospitals could face penalties for missing electronic health record deadline

Many of the nation's hospitals in the U.S. struggled to meet a federally mandated electronic health records deadline, and as a result could collectively face millions of dollars in reduced Medicare payments this year, a study shows.

Electronic Health Records Are By No Means Totally Safe And Risk Free - Worrying Real World Experience.

This appeared a little while ago:Hazards tied to medical records rushSubsidies given for computerizing, but no reporting required when errors cause harmBy Christopher RowlandGlobe Staff July 20, 2014Dr. Larry Gordon and medical assistant Amanda Naimo discussed a procedure at the nurses’ work station at Family Medicine Associates in Hamilton. Show More Summary

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