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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Your EHR password could help fight burnout

KevinMD

You sign in, and there it is, your third request for your password just to open your electronic health record (EHR). It seems physicians are becoming increasingly frustrated with EHRs, and in most surveys, EHRs are noted as a main contributing factor to physician burnout.

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The Modern EHR Is Mobile

Electronic Health Reporter

Subsequently, the success of modern EHR software lies in the moment accessibility on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The addition of mobile functionality for EHR systems is […]. The article The Modern EHR Is Mobile appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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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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Download Our EHR Implementation Guide & Help Make Your Doctors Happy

HitPoint Blog

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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Seven Best Practices for Optimizing EHRs Clinically and Financially

Healthcare Guys

Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational effectiveness

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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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CMS drops new EHR incentive requirements

Morning eHealth

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

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Why It’s Critical For Doctors To Customize Their EHR

Electronic Health Reporter

If you ask doctors, you’ll hear that electronic health records (EHR) have been both the best thing and worst thing to happen to medicine in the past 40 years. The article Why It’s Critical For Doctors To Customize Their EHR appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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CDC IT Leader Details Progress on Developing an EHR Blockchain

Healthcare Informatics

Askari Rizvi, chief of the technical services branch of the CDC’s Division of Health Care Statistics, discusses a CDC-IBM collaboration to develop a proof of concept for an EHR blockchain

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Prevent the Negativity Associated with Epic (EHR) Upgrades

Perficient

Changes to EHR systems are inevitable. Data & Analytics Healthcare Integration & IT Modernization Management Consulting Organizational Change Management change management EHR EHR Integration EHR solution Electronic Health Record EMR Epic healthcareI just got back from the doctor whose office is in one of the leading hospitals in the United States. I was his first appointment of the day.

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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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How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Take Advantage of the EHR Revolution

Electronic Health Reporter

The article How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Take Advantage of the EHR Revolution appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The 21st century has seen a massive change in the way people live their lives.

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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Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. One in four of those offered online EHR access looked at them more than 3 times. Half of U.S.

EHRs can advance good medicine: if doctors are aware of the risks

KevinMD

Nearly all hospitals and 80 percent of medical practices use electronic health records (EHRs), presumably to help improve access to health information and increase productivity.

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Health Wizz pilots blockchain and FHIR mobile app for EHRs

Mobi Health News

Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records

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Epic signs first Dental customer for EHR

Lloyd Price

Epic has a new customer for its comprehensive health records system: Irvine, California-based Pacific Dental Services, which provides business and administrative services for dental offices. WHY IT MATTERS It's the first dental support organization to sign on with Epic.

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Microsoft CMO: EHRs evolving in many ways

Mobi Health News

Interoperability standards, public cloud infrastructure, and personal health records could all change the game, Kos says

athenahealth reveals mobile app Epocrates Connect for EHR coordination

Mobi Health News

athenahealth will be debuting Epocrates Connect, a mobile app that directly connects into a provider’s EHR system, at HIMSS 2018 next week.

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CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, removes redundancies

Mobi Health News

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital

EHR integration startup Sansoro Health raises $8M

Mobi Health News

This morning, Sansoro Health, a healthcare integration company focused on interoperability, announced that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $14.5 million.

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Breaking down the silos: How to achieve EHR interoperability

Healthcare Guys

average, hospitals use 16 distinct EHR platforms, according to a recent report by Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics.

Precision medicine is too complex for EHRs, KLAS says

Healthcare Guys

Respondents to new research indicated that major EHR vendors are not capable of precision medicine work. ”Do I really believe that the next precision medicine breakthrough is coming within an EHR?

CMS ponders new EHR requirements for ACOs

Morning eHealth

Lawmakers decry Trump ‘cronyism’ at VA — Athenahealth bidding war drags on

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Ireland knows it’s behind on EHRs, but hopes to learn from others' mistakes

Mobi Health News

Ireland is looking to other countries successes and failures in EHRs and lessons from the private sector as it goes digital.

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What To Consider When Looking Into Cloud-Based EHR Software Systems

Electronic Health Reporter

So you are having some difficulty deciding between cloud-based and client-server based EHR software – don’t worry, you are not alone. The article What To Consider When Looking Into Cloud-Based EHR Software Systems appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial American Medical Software cloud-based EHR Tim ScottThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Tim Scott, chief operating officer, American Medical Software.

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CMS pushes PDMPs, EHRs for opioid response

Morning eHealth

Net neutrality repeal takes effect — Theranos’ Holmes is reportedly still fundraising

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ONC, CMS get an earful on EHRs

Morning eHealth

The quest to reduce physician burden — E&C hearing could address telemedicine bills

How’s the Defense EHR implementation working out?

Morning eHealth

21st Century Cures hearing on tap — New telemedicine bill introed

Survey: 50 percent of EHR-using docs unsatisfied with patient data access

Mobi Health News

A recent survey of 300 primary care physicians who use EHRs found that half of the respondents wanted better access to patient data

Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He notes that we’re really just getting started: When the Recovery Act was enacted in 2009, the EHR adoption rate nationally was about 10%, and that rate got up over 50% in 2013.

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He notes that we’re really just getting started: When the Recovery Act was enacted in 2009, the EHR adoption rate nationally was about 10%, and that rate got up over 50% in 2013.

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He notes that we’re really just getting started: When the Recovery Act was enacted in 2009, the EHR adoption rate nationally was about 10%, and that rate got up over 50% in 2013.

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He notes that we’re really just getting started: When the Recovery Act was enacted in 2009, the EHR adoption rate nationally was about 10%, and that rate got up over 50% in 2013.

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Lawmakers grill VA officials on higher costs of EHR overhaul

FierceHealthIT

Members of a House committee overseeing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ massive EHR overhaul questioned agency leaders on Wednesday about new program costs that have added $350 million to the budget.

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EHR CareCloud delivers in first year of 'MIPS Success Guarantee'

Mobi Health News

In the first year of CMS’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareCloud, an EHR and practice management software company that offers a MIPS Success Guarantee Program to its users, is reporting that 100 percent of its physicians are avoiding penalties under the program — and nearly half are receiving additional bonus payments

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ResMed buys post-acute care EHR MatrixCare for $750M

FierceHealthIT

A company that specializes in connected devices and remote monitoring for sleep apnea and respiratory disease has agreed to buy the post-acute care EHR MatrixCare for $750 million

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FHIR will support EHR data sharing in Beth Israel, Lahey merger, CIO John Halamka says

Mobi Health News

But as with most providers, they’re operating with a wide range of EHR vendors and versions. BOSTON — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, along with three other hospitals, are currently in the midst of a mega-merger to bring the organizations under one umbrella.

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EHRs need time to prove worth

Healthcare Guys

New research published in Health Affairs suggests that use of electronic health records (EHRs) can help improve quality of care after all. A common viewpoint is that EHRs are not improving clinical care, with many doctors complaining EHR documentation increases their administrative burden.

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