When an EHR is hacked by Russians

KevinMD

In 2012 our practice invested $300,000 into building computer infrastructure and the purchase of a brand-spanking-new electronic health record, commonly referred to as an EHR. Hippocrates didn't have a server.

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The EHR is autistic

KevinMD

Ironically, the same electronic health records (EHRs) initially designed as a tool to help physicians diagnose diseases have largely evaded diagnostic scrutiny. Talk to physicians who utilize them on a daily basis, however, and it becomes abundantly clear that today’s EHRs are ailing.

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EHRs are killing medical innovation

KevinMD

To paraphrase Bill Gates: "The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and do things. More free time is not a terrible thing." I have innovated. I developed a mutation assay. I discovered that vacuum ultraviolet light from excimer lasers is safe to use on human tissue.

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EHR Optimization Process “Sprints” Improve Teamwork and Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

When Colorado-based integrated health system UCHealth set out to reduce the burden their Epic EHR imposed on clinicians, it started by prioritizing improvements that affected the largest number of clinicians possible, along with distributing EHR tip sheets and holding training sessions.

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EHR Training Improves Physician Satisfaction & Physicians Don’t Want to Make Time for EHR Training

Healthcare IT Today

The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics. While at the CHIME 2019 Fall Forum conference in Phoenix, AZ, I had a great chance to sit in on one of the CIO focus groups at the event hosted by Optimum Healthcare IT.

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Apple Health Records comes to certain Allscripts EHR suites

Mobi Health News

The integration has already been tested among a number of the EHR vendor's clients

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MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Healthcare IT Today

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Volume of EHR Related Medical Malpractice Claims Keeps Rising

Healthcare IT Today

A new study has concluded that as EHR use has become ubiquitous, the number of medical malpractice claims in which EHRs contributed to injuries is continuing to rise.

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EHR Data – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

For this week’s #FunFriday edition, we have some hilarious commentary on data in the EHR. Healthcare IT EHR Data Fun Friday Password SecurityHappy Friday everyone! We hope you’ve had a great week.

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Why blockchain technology might replace today’s EHRs

KevinMD

Physicians have a love-hate relationship with the electronic health record (EHR). And on the other, today's EHR systems are cumbersome, clunky and slow physicians down. On the one hand, doctors know they can't provide the best possible medical care without them.

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Allscripts Partners With Northwell Health To Build New Voice-Enabled, AI-Based EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Allscripts has struck a deal to collaboratively design, test and release an AI-based, voice-enabled EHR with New York state’s largest health system.

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Training Levels, Not User Interface, Drive EHR User Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

In theory, EHR users will respond well to some EHR platforms and less so to others, depending on how well its interface works.

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Planning for Successful EHR Training

Optimum Healthcare IT

A successful EHR training program is the result of many months of planning and communicating organizational expectations. The post Planning for Successful EHR Training appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Training and Activation EHR Implementation EHR Training EHR Training Program

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EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

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Why Doctors Would Hate The Best EHR in the World

33 Charts

If you got together the best user experience professionals in Silicon Valley and invested billions into the creation of The Best EHR in the World, doctors would still hate it. They would complain that The Best EHR in the World is destroying medicine and hurting patients.

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A millennial doctor’s love-hate relationship with EHRs

KevinMD

At the start of the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), I was totally on board as one would expect of a millennial doctor. I, along with my fellow millennials, grew up alongside the internet.

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Featured Health IT Job: EHR Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

Today, we’re featuring the EHR Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. Here’s a description of the position: POSITION SUMMARY The EHR Clinical Support […].

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Voice to text solutions could turn EHR-burdened medical professionals into doctors again

KevinMD

Just imagine the following: your assistant invites in Ms. Nichols, who has a migraine, a bad cough, and feels nauseated. You sit down, start talking about the symptoms, see her throat, measure her temperature, pulse rate, inquire more about the headache.

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Variances In Clinician EHR Use Can Hold Back Interoperability Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

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Testing: An Undervalued Aspect of a Successful EHR Implementation

Healthcare IT Today

A large regional health system implemented a “Top 5” EHR solution for their Gynecologic Oncology department. However, three years after implementation, staff were still using paper charts while the EHR sat virtually untouched.

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Redox and FDB Partner to Improve Medication Adherence with EHR Writeback Functionality

Healthcare IT Today

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ResMed acquires EHR company MatrixCare

Mobi Health News

The acquisition is expected to help ResMed expand its SaaS offerings in the long-term care setting.

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Amazon Web Services Offering Direct-To-EHR Transcription

Healthcare IT Today

The behemoth tech firm is rolling out a version of its new speech recognition technology designed to help developers integrate medical transcription functions into relevant applications like EHRs.

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EHR and Social Media – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

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How did EHR designers get control of health care?

KevinMD

Wouldn't it be cool if. ? Wouldn't it be better if. ? Wouldn't it be much easier when we see patients if. ? How come we can't. ?

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Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

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Anticipating the Impacts – Implementing a New EHR or Optimizing a Current EHR

Optimum Healthcare IT

Whether it is an EHR Implementation or an EHR Optimization, key checkpoints are vital to ensure success. The post Anticipating the Impacts – Implementing a New EHR or Optimizing a Current EHR appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Webinars EHR Implementation EHR Optimization Electronic Health Record

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Google demos its EHR-like clinical documentation tool

Mobi Health News

News of the tool, currently in clinical pilots, comes a week after reports circulated that Google was working with healthcare system Ascension on a controversial project involving patient data

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How voice technology could speed up EHR searches

Mobi Health News

Yaa Kumah, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discussed the opportunities and hurdles for voice technology in provider organizations last week at Harvard Medical School.

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Download Our EHR Implementation Guide & Help Make Your Doctors Happy

Phoenix Health Systems

EHRs are the #1 target. The good news is that a well-managed EHR implementation improves clinical processes and provides the right clinical data at the right time — and can even result in thumbs-up evaluations by clinical staff. In HealthcareITNews’ most recent survey on EHR satisfaction, users reported fewer complaints and more positive responses than ever before, but with a wish list that is directly related to how well initial implementations are conducted.

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Featured Health IT Job: Sr. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory

Healthcare IT Today

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3 Roles to Support EHR Optimization

Optimum Healthcare IT

Within healthcare, this means EHR Optimization. The post 3 Roles to Support EHR Optimization appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. EHR Optimization Analytics EHR Optimization Outcomes Process ImprovementOptimization is making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.

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Poor communication between EHRs is unacceptable. Let’s fix it.

KevinMD

The third year of medical school is when a student experiences the frustrations of medicine firsthand. Once, my team admitted a transfer patient from another hospital to treat a condition that was ravaging the patient’s lungs.

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Doctors Say EHRs Are Good for Storage, But Risky for Patient Relationships and Burnout

Health Populi

That deficiency is, in three words, lack of interoperability; that challenge has required one-half of physician-users to use work-around’s to make their EHR investments more useful. 7 in 10 PCPs believe EHRs greatly contribute to physician burnout.

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6 Considerations When Preparing for EHR Billing Cycle Support

Optimum Healthcare IT

When assessing go-live support for an EHR implementation, there are several factors to consider. Clinical EHR go-live support tends to go 2-3 weeks while the EHR billing cycle will span several months from start to finish. The post 6 Considerations When Preparing for EHR Billing Cycle Support appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Training and Activation Claims EHR Billing Cycle EHR Go-Live EHR Implementation

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Slow start for EHR apps

Morning eHealth

Democrats take on broadband in 2020 race — E&C tech adviser heads to White House

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CMS drops new EHR incentive requirements

Morning eHealth

Stable week for EHR earnings — FCC advances $100M telehealth pilot concept

DrChrono gets Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for its mobile-first EHR

Mobi Health News

DrChrono has announced that its EHR, which runs on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has attained ONC certification for Meaningful Use Stage 3. The company believes it is the first to obtain that certification for a mobile-based product

On the safety of EHRs

Health Intersections

The subject of EHR safety is back in the news – probably driven by the AMIA meeting last week: “I remember internal conversations where we talked about ‘What is the equivalent of a plane crash that is going to get the attention of people?’” Both of these are errors at the perimeter of the EHR – they involve not technology but information systems, interoperability, and actually sound like the heart of the problem could be lack of a common patient identifier.

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EHR companies DocuTAP, Practice Velocity merge under name Experity

Mobi Health News

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus merged the two companies, promising to support existing clients.

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