How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians

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As a hospitalist, like most in health care, I am afflicted by the slow march of thousands of mouse clicks on the electronic health record (EHR) every day I work. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Hospitalist

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Featured Health IT Job: EMR Specialist

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We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the EMR Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central.

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Usability in Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

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Is the EMR Implementation Market Dead?

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Is your Replacement EHR Smart Enough for Value Based Care?

Healthcare IT Today

In the evolving landscape of value-based care (VBC), providers are finding that they need more from their EHRs than ever before. The unexpected surges in need for care, like that of COVID-19, make it more critical […].

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Epic EMR Parody Twitter Account is Back – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Good news for all of us who like some good EHR and Health IT Humor (and you know we do). In case you missed it, you can see our previous Fun Friday highlighting the Epic […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

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. The session discussed a wide variety of topics including EHR optimization, EHR training, and other related topics.

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2020 Health IT Predictions – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 27

Healthcare IT Today

For the 27th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re making predictions as to what you should expect to see in health IT in 2020. Last episode, it was fun to look back at the past decade of health IT.

Google May Have Given Up On The EHR Market, But Definitely Not Health IT

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Now, if one Google executive is to be believed, these giants may have finally concluded that at least where the EHR market is concerned, they have thrown in the towel.

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EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

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It’s Friday and so we like to have a little more fun here at Healthcare IT Today. If you’re not familiar with the Epic EMR Parody account, it’s an account that highlights many of the funny, ironic, challenging, frustrating, etc things about […].

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Health IT Leaders Expect To Make Broad Use Of AI and Machine Learning Technology

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At the same time, it highlights the degree to […].

MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

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MTBC Acquires CareCloud EHR Vendor

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

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

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by SSM Health and is in Missouri.

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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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Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

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For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back.

Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

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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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MU Study Suggests That A Health IT Divide May Be Emerging Among Physicians

Healthcare IT Today

Now, research has emerged to suggest that not only did MU create HIT winners and losers, it might also have helped to foster long-term differences between […].

EHRs and Collaboration: Leveraging Technology to Help Patients with Substance-Use Disorders

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Testing: An Undervalued Aspect of a Successful EHR Implementation

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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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University of Alabama Birmingham Embeds Workflow Apps In Cerner EHR

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In theory, there’s nothing exciting about an academic medical center deciding to embed apps within its EHR. In this case, however, it seems to me that there’s a little bit more going on than usual.

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QCapture – ONC Prize Winner Debuts at 2019 IHI Forum

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In November 2018, Mary Ang and her team won $45,000 in the Department of Health & Human Service’s Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge. EHRs are a source […].

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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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Maybe We Should Give Big Tech A Legit Shot At The Healthcare Business

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Joseph Health System. Among other things, the facility will feature a streamlined EMR designed to make it easier for clinical providers to find and share information. Joseph Health

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Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

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It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy. That’s quite an ambitious question.

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Announcing EXPO.health 2020 – Leveling Up Your Innovation Efforts

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Over the past several years we began to notice that many health IT conferences were focused on breakthrough and disruptive innovations that may help healthcare organizations a decade from now. Every year we go to a lot of conferences – at least 50+.

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Hidden Dangers in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 30

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For the 30th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing another edition of Buy or Sell. For those not familiar with this format, we’ll offer up some health IT assertion and then Colin and John will discuss whether they’re buying or selling that assertion and why.

ettain group Acquires Leidos’s Commercial EHR Consulting Business

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ettain group, a leading provider of talent solutions, announced today that it has acquired Global Employment Solutions (“GES”) and Leidos Inc.’s s commercial Electronic Health Records (“EHR”) consulting business (“Leidos Health, LLC”).

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Retention of Audit Trails and Other Metadata are Critical to Limit Risk When Retiring Legacy Healthcare Systems

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do

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A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE.

Physician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records – the Data Might Surprise You – Part 1

Healthcare IT Today

As healthcare organizations select an EHR, they contemplate the best vendor, the breadth of functionality, integration across other applications, initial investment and maintenance costs, resources required to support the systems, and many […].

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COVID-19 News: Updates From The Trenches

Healthcare IT Today

With news on the coronavirus (COVID-19) shifting almost daily, it’s hard to keep track of what’s worth following. Here at Healthcare IT Today, we’d like to help. Clinical, operational and technical information is pouring in at an unprecedented rate.

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The Legal Pitfalls of Using a PDF Chart Summary or Cold Storage as a Healthcare Data Archiving Strategy

Healthcare IT Today

For example, sacrificing fidelity (how well the original shape and precision of the data is preserved) for accessibility (how easy it is to get at the needed information). […]. The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

If You Had a Billion Dollars to Throw at Any US Health Related Problem – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to have a little fun. Brian Byrd, MD, MS (@thebyrdlab): If you had a billion dollars to throw at any US health-related problem, how would you spend it?

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Core Principles for Application Decommissioning and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

While we’ve been writing about EMR data archiving since back in 2009 and then again in 2013 and 2014 to name a few, the topic has never been more important than it is today.

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Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

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Practice Fusion to Pay $145 Million In Fines To Resolve Kickback Investigations

Healthcare IT Today

Practice Fusion, a San Francisco-based EHR vendor with a controversy-rich history, has agreed to pay $145 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme designed to increase opioid prescriptions and issues with their meaningful use EHR certification.

Know When to Hold ’em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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