By DIANE EVANS, MD Through Dec. 15, federal regulators will accept public comments on the next set of rules that will shape the future of medicine in the transition to a super information highway for Electronic Health Records (EHRs). For health providers, this is a time to speak out. One idea: Why not suggest options
By HAYWARD ZWERLING, MD Over the last half decade, the Federal Government has successfully convinced a majority of physicians and hospitals to begin using electronic health records by providing $30+ billion dollars in subsidies to those who use an ONC Certified electronic health record (EHR) according to the “Meaningful Use” guidelines. Although the physician community
As more hospitals move to electronic health records (EHRs), many physicians have started writing about their growing discontent with the new systems. Authors have declared that EHRs are poorly designed, inefficient, lead to over-billing, and are downright dangerous. When my supervising physicians gripe about this, I mainly nod along to avoid conflict. But I have […]
The use of information technology in health care holds so much promise, and potential yet to be realized. Ask any front line physician and they will list electronic medical records (EMRs) as one of their biggest daily frustrations. A brilliant video by Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, recently parodied the current situation and the […]
The benefits of electronic health records have been well-documented, such as improved care coordination and efficiency. However, regulations involving their use have made them the subject of controversy in today’s health information landscape. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON --To prevent a single adverse drug event, one commercial electronic health record opioid warning system fired off 123 unnecessary and clinically inconsequential alerts, according to the results of a new study published online...Show More Summary
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a medical condition that requires a lifetime of management, barely half of health care providers follow the clinical practice guidelines established on how to evaluate and manage patients with the condition. read more
This appeared a little while ago.Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System OperatorAnnual Report1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015Here is the link to the.pdfhttp://www.ehealth.gov.au/internet/ehealth/publishing.nsf/Content/A6455C73492D8FDCCA257CD9000366AB/$File/PCEHR-System-Operater-Annual-Report14-15.PDFThe...Show More Summary
A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests that antibiotic use may be associated with increased weight gain in children. Researchers at Johns Hopkins reviewed the electronic health records of 142,824 children ages 3 to 18 who were treated at Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System from 2001 to 2012. Show More Summary
Summary: If you could access your health records at any time, anywhere, would you do it? Ensa.com, Inc. will release the world’s first mobile solution for accessing electronic health records at the 2015 Dublin Web Summit on November 4. Show More Summary
By HAYWARD ZWERLING, MD The electronic health record (EHR) is now used by the majority of physicians during every patient encounter. The EHR has become the most important tool in our “black bag” and precisely for that reason, the EHR must be highly accurate and free of bias. As our most heavily utilized tool, the
This appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine last week:Transitional Chaos or Enduring Harm? The EHR and the Disruption of MedicineLisa Rosenbaum, M.D.N Engl J Med 2015; 373:1585-1588 October 22, 2015 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1509961A decade ago, a primary care physician I admired seemed to come undone. Show More Summary
Highlight Black race, lower neighborhood household income, older age, and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status were each linked with less use of an electronic health record portal by kidney disease patients. Washington, DC (October 22,...Show More Summary
Data is ubiquitous. In the area of heath, there are growing data streams directly initiated by patients through their activities on the internet and on social networks and other related ones such as electronic medical records and pharmacy sales data. Show More Summary
Source: Medscape EHR Report 2014 Dr. Robert Rowley, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Flow Health Modern electronic health records (EHRs) have become the norm in U.S. health care — nearly 80 percent of office-based physicians use them, up from 40 percent in 2009, according to federal data. But while adoption is up, satisfaction has... Read More
I have a love-hate relationship with the electronic health record (EHR). To be precise, it’s 90 percent hate, 6 percent love. The missing 4 percent? That would be the percentage of time spent on the phone with tech support trying to figure out which order set I have to use to input percentages. I’ve been in practice […]
ZDoggMD does it again, this time decrying the inadequacies of the electronic health records that have come out of the huge federal investment of the last several years. Here's the video: In his words:EHR's suck. Let's make 'em better. Go to http://LetDoctorsBeDoctors.com and leave your feedback STAT.
A new study published in Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society used a human factors approach to identify PHRs'demands on users and evaluated the ability of adults of lower socioeconomic status and low health literacy to use a select sample of these systems to perform common health-management activities.
Last week U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has included sexual orientation and gender identity data collection to its requirements for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) certified under the Meaningful Use program.
In the press release on the new Committee formed to establish the ACeH we find the following:Developing a 21st century electronic health record systemMinister for Health Sussan Ley has announced the Committee that will oversee the rebooted...Show More Summary