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

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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.

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

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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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In 2019, they represent about 33% of the EHR inpatient hospital market share. Administration C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Dev Ops Atos Atos Digital Health Solutions Health IT Healthcare Scene Featured Hospital Healthcare I

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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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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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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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Physician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records – the Data Might Surprise You – Part 2

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In case you missed part 1 of the EHR Physician Satisfaction Series, be sure you read it to understand the research background behind these predictors of EHR satisfaction and to learn about the first two predictors of physician satisfaction: Training […].

Why Cloud is Strategic and Challenging for Healthcare Organizations

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Cloud isn’t as complex or risky as we like to believe for healthcare, but it does have far-reaching impacts across IT, business, and clinical operations. The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD and Darshan Nandi from Atos.

Why your Whole Organization Needs Clinically-Driven Revenue Cycle Management Training

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Electronic health records have evolved. Modern EHR systems now provide full revenue cycle management for healthcare organizations, in addition to traditional clinical record-keeping functionalities.

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

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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

Big Tech: Apple’s Mastery Of Consumer Design Could Offer Unique Healthcare Advantages

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I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion. By today’s standards, its 33 MHz processor, 4 MB of RAM and 250 MB hard drive seems laughable, […].

Talking Healthcare Chatbots with Kamal Anand, CEO & Co-Founder of Asparia

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

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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.

Beyond the Four Walls: Using Technology to Address Your Patient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Needs

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AAFP Asks CMS to Suspend MIPS Program and Delay MIPS 2019 Reporting Deadline

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Given the fast moving nature of the COVID-19 and the changing virtual times, we’re going to try out some new changes here at Healthcare IT Today as well.

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Michael Archuletta: 4 Things Startups Should Know about Rural American Healthcare Innovation

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In Colorado, groups like Prime Health are dedicated to improving healthcare in rural parts […]. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Colorado Helathcare Healthcare Leadership HIMSS innovation Michael Archuletta Most Wired Hospitals Mt.

Big Tech: Is Apple’s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable?

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HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

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The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system.

What Malpractice Liabilities Do Healthcare AI Users Face?

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With many providers adopting AI technology, it’s likely that some of them will face medical malpractice suits blaming the AI for patient harm. While it’s still unclear how to tackle this problem, it’s clear that healthcare organizations will have to address it soon.

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Michael Archuleta: 4 Things Startups Should Know about Rural American Healthcare Innovation

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In Colorado, groups like Prime Health are dedicated to improving healthcare in rural parts […]. C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Colorado Helathcare Healthcare Leadership HIMSS innovation Michael Archuletta Most Wired Hospitals Mt.

HHS Releases the Information Blocking and Interoperability Final Rule (21st Century Cures Act)

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Healthcare Regulations: Buying or Selling? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 16

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For the 16th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about whether we’re “buying” or “selling” various healthcare regulations. Back in Episode 12 of the podcast, we tried out a new format we called Health IT: Buy or Sell?

Healthcare Companies Struggle With Implementing Digital Transformation

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New research has found that healthcare organizations around the world have big plans for digital transformation but often stumble when it comes to implementing this process.

10 Years Since HITECH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The following is a guest article by John D’Amore, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health. Almost every article on the 10 years since the passage of the HITECH Act mentions the over $35 billion spent to incentivize the implementation of electronic health records.

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

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

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Is Epic Poised To Own The Healthcare Voice Assistant Market? Not Quite.

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Given its position atop the EHR industry, the things Epic does can have an outsized influence on the healthcare world. Will such be the case when Epic debuts its new voice assistant at HIMSS20? According to a piece appearing in Healthcare IT News, Epic is debuting […].

Ongoing Training and Physician Burnout – #HITsm Chat Topic

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It […]. HITsm C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics EHR Training ERP Training Health IT Training Physician Burnout

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Volume of Healthcare Threats, Especially Trojan Malware, Are Expanding

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A new report by a security vendor says that it has seen a big increase in the volume of threats against healthcare organizations during the first three quarters of this year.

Attackers Use Coronavirus Fears To Fuel Malicious Activity

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Sadly, it’s predictable that crooks, swindlers and others with malicious intent would take advantage of the fear surrounding the international outbreak of an unexpected and little-known disease. As it turns out, the Coronavirus epidemic is no exception.

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Providers Often Fail At Tracking Diagnostic Testing and Specialty Referrals

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The group’s work focused on identifying gaps, failure points or breaks in their diagnostic testing and specialty referral processes, addressing these gaps, then using health […].

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In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

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Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

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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