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. […]
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.
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.
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
When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.
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.
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 […]
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.
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
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
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, 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Doctors might be able to communicate better with an electronic health record that is controlled by the patient and lives in the cloud.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
By now it is becoming quite clear that the billions of dollars in government incentives to get physicians using electronic health record solutions has moved the market. According to an article in Healthcare IT News, 77 percent of docs practicing in free...(read more)