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.

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

Tech Health IT Primary CareTo 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.

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OMB holds health IT's future

Morning eHealth

CFR 42 Part 2 still up in the air — Immigration rule could lead to corrupt EHRs

Health IT Startup: DocuTAP

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. We design a tablet-based EHR and PM, offer RCM services, and refine patient workflow. The article Health IT Startup: DocuTAP appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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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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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. Tech Health IT

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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. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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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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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. ? Tech Health ITHow come we can't. ?

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

KevinMD

Tech Health ITThe 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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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. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

HiTech Answers

By Scott Corbitt - Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. The post Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Health IT Innovation Mobile Health Matters Scott Corbitt

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Health IT amendments in Senate spending bill

Morning eHealth

ONC wants input in EHR reporting program — FDA recommends dialing back placebos in cancer trials

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Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list? The post Our 2018 Health IT Wish List appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

I didn’t become a physician to do data entry

KevinMD

The trouble began when I needed to open the electronic health record (EHR) system for the tenth time that day. EHRs have significantly changed the way we practice medicine. Tech Cardiology Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine

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Health IT Roundup—Insurers skirt Texas telehealth law; EHR gag clauses limit research

FierceHealthIT

And gag clauses in EHR contracts are inhibiting safety and usability improvements Half of insurers in Texas are not complying with a law that requires them to post telehealth payment policies and services.

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Next-gen health IT consulting: Moving into post-EHR era

Healthcare Guys

Consultants weigh in on what hospitals should expect from them as healthcare moves beyond digitization and into the age of consumerism. Healthcare information technology is evolving in many ways, and quickly so.

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Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.

KevinMD

I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator. We practice in a time when EHR confounds us by freezing, crashing and chaining us continuously to our work, as we spend evenings and weekends on documentation.

Physician Notes: Access is Only as Good as the Notes Themselves

33 Charts

It got me thinking of OpenNotes. It’s the basic organization of information gathered during a visit and the thinking that goes into an impression and plan. Clear physician notes are not an EHR problem. And this isn’t an EHR problem. It’s the part of the EHR that’s all us.

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Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Blockchain technology can dramatically transform health care delivery

KevinMD

Blockchain technology has the potential to dramatically transform health care delivery by facilitating data exchange between providers and electronic health record (EHR) systems. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

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Health IT Roundup—Opioid bill includes health IT tidbits; StartupHealth raises $31M

FierceHealthIT

A new opioid bill features some health IT tidbits, including EHR incentive payments for behavioral health providers and expanded telehealth coverage. Plus StartUp Health gets a $31 million cash injection

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A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - 2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. The post A Look Back on Health IT in 2017 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Angela Pierce Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt

Health IT Roundup—Senators voice concerns about Pre-Cert; VA and DOD commit to EHR integration

FierceHealthIT

Three Democratic senators question whether the FDA is going beyond its statutory limitations with its Software Pre-Cert program; VA and DOD leaders pledge accountability in EHR modernization; and a former OCR head gets a gut punch on medical records requests

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Rural Health IT Workforce Program

Medicine and Technology

Want to improve health care in rural communities? Be a part of the Rural Health IT Workforce Program. government health it rural health

Health IT Roundup—IBM Watson Health CEO out; Study shows EHR alerts reduce unnecessary testing

FierceHealthIT

IBM Watson Health CEO Deborah DiSanzo stepped down last week after three rocky years leading the company. Plus, researchers at Boston Medical Center show that EHR alerts can reduce unnecessary testing, and a new survey of health insurers indicates automation is top of mind

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House Subcommittee Advances Health IT Opioid Bills

Healthcare Informatics

The House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee on Wednesday passed a slate of bills aimed at addressing the nation’s opioid crisis, and many of the bills involved electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine. The bills will now go to the full committee for a vote

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Health IT Roundup—Senate confirms James Gfrerer as VA CIO; Mayo Clinic uses AI for new heart screening test

FierceHealthIT

Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR implementation, was confirmed by the Senate, plus more health IT headlines James Paul Gfrerer, who is President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S.

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Health IT Roundup—Lawmaker calls VA EHR leadership 'rudderless'; Partners HealthCare teams up with Teladoc

FierceHealthIT

A leading lawmaker charged with overseeing the VA's EHR modernization effort is sounding the alarm over recent turnover. Meanwhile, a new study shows EHRs aren't forcing doctors to give up their career

Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – January 2018

HiTech Answers

The post Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – January 2018 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology Anshu Jindal Art Gross Dr. Nick van Terheyden Jeffrey Shuren Kayla Matthews Lee Horner Matthew Fisher Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt Sarianne Gruber Scott Gottlieb MD Top Guest PostsThe thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

Blockchain: Its Future in Healthcare is Happening Now

HitPoint Blog

As of 2018, it’s difficult to talk about one without hearing about the other. Systems interoperability that would provide nationwide access to a common database of health information — no matter what EHR is used — is healthcare’s holy grail.

Health IT roundup—Remote monitoring company settles with DOJ for $550K; EHR rebrand ‘misses the point’

FierceHealthIT

A Pennsylvania company that provides real-time intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during surgical procedures agreed to pay $550,000 to settle allegations it billed Medicare even when a physician wasn't monitoring live data streams. Meanwhile, UCSF directors say EHRs should be "connected" rather than "comprehensive

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

HiTech Answers

As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside. The post Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters nurse-physician collaboration