An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

KevinMD

I have written, or more accurately ranted, about electronic medical records (EMR) systems throughout this blog. Of course, EMR has brought tremendous advantages to the medical profession, and we are all […].

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5 steps to fix our EMR disaster

KevinMD

The EMR has become a focal point in the physician burnout discussion. Although I believe EMRs are a necessary evil, current iterations of them are just not good. Each click on a mouse is a prick on the many good souls that figuratively bleed until they are physically and mentally burned out. Scribes are not […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

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How to liberate doctors from EMRs

KevinMD

We talk a lot in critical care medicine about liberating patients from ventilators. Vents are getting a lot of deserved attention for saving lives in the COVID-19 era. But the machine has downsides that get worse the longer the patient needs it. Because we’re obsessed with taking great care of our patients, we in ICU […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech COVID-19 coronavirus Health IT Infectious Disease

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EMR Optimization Is the Hottest Thing Since … EMRs

Electronic Health Reporter

Due in large part to the HITECH Act and the meaningful use incentive program, electronic medical record (EMR) initiatives have dominated the IT efforts of healthcare providers for the better part of the past decade. The article EMR Optimization Is the Hottest Thing Since … EMRs appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial electronic medical record EMR Optimization Hyland Healthcare Ken Congdon tips to enhance your EMR

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How have EMRs changed the doctor-patient relationship?

KevinMD

I have penned several posts on the pitfalls of the electronic medical record (EMR) system that we physicians must use. Indeed, I challenge you to find a doctor who extols the EMR platform without qualification. Sure, there are tremendous advantages, and the ease of use has improved substantially since it first came onto the scene. But, keep in […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians

KevinMD

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. But after starting a new job and learning a new EHR, I have become painfully aware of the volume of alerts that pop up when […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Hospitalist

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How EMRs can actually help physicians

KevinMD

Collaboration is the key. When I think about how hard it is to take care of our patients, and how many different people are involved in their care, it's a wonder that anything ever gets done. We need to simplify systems, and harness the power of the information systems available to us, as well as […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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A smarter EMR will make visits more patient-focused

KevinMD

What do our patients really want from us? When a patient calls up to schedule an appointment, or sends us a message through the patient portal, or calls our front desk staff to leave a message, what is it that they're looking for? I think, more than anything else, our patients are looking to us […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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Featured Health IT Job: EMR Data Conversion Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

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

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What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

KevinMD

Apocryphal story from residency: On morning rounds in the critical care unit, the post-call resident starts to present a complicated patient admitted overnight with chest pain, and after the first bits of the history have been presented, the wise old cardiology attending turns to the gathered medical students who are just starting their first clinical […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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How today’s EMRs are like self-driving cars

KevinMD

EMRs with decision support will improve the quality of healthcare. Drivers are distracted klutzes and computers could obviously do better. Self-driving cars will make all of us safer on he road. Doctors have spotty knowledge and keep illegible records. The parallels are obvious. And so far the outcomes are disappointing on both fronts of our new war against human error. I remember vividly flunking my first driving test in Sweden. It was early. Read more.

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When EMRs crash: It’s time to push back

KevinMD

Now, when our electronic medical records (EMR) freezes, malfunctions, or simply goes on strike, our office is paralyzed. The computerized era has introduced all of us to a genre of errors that never existed during the archaic pen and paper era. The paper medical chart I used during most of my career never "crashed." Although I appear to the patients as a breathing and willing medical practitioner, I might as. Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.

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Just because EMRs can document everything doesn’t mean they should

KevinMD

It's always kind of a surprise when you read a patient's chart, and you see an examination of a body part they just don't have. Just the other day, I was reading a consult note on a patient of mine who had been seen by a subspecialist for evaluation of a serious issue, and I […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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The intensity of EMR warnings: Who do they really help?

KevinMD

Eons ago, there was a television show where a non-human character would yell out, "Warning, warning," when he sensed imminent danger. The series was called Lost in Space where we were entertained by a set of quirky characters on a cheesy set. We loved that stuff. It’s hard to imagine today’s millennials and younger folks being transfixed, as we were, with the deep television dramas of our day. Who could. Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.

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EMRs, APIs, App stores and all that: More data

Mobi Health News

s EMR API survey. Health 2.0's s Matt Holt talks results of Health 2.0's

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EMR lessons from Stage 7 EMRAM hospital

Mobi Health News

Jane Miller, COO of Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, says her organization, which reached the elite stage 7 EMRAM, treated EMR implementation as a clinical transformation project, not an IT project

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Clinical plagiarism: the problem of copy and pasting in EMRs

KevinMD

It is all too common for a section in a progress note to look something like this: # Aspiration pneumonia: Continue vancomycin 1 g bid. Continue Zosyn 3.325 g q6h. Follow-up blood cultures. Follow-up sputum cultures. MRSA nares screen negative. Blood cultures negative. Discontinue vancomycin. Yesterday, a version of this note (lines 1 to 5 to be precise) had my name on it. Today, it is signed by someone else. Read it. Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.

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@HIMSS, physicians don’t want hype. They just want sensible EMR solutions.

KevinMD

A few years ago, I wrote a KevinMD blog post about how cumbersome it was to complete notes in the electronic medical record (EMR). I proposed a solution in our residency clinic but encountered resistance in the adoption process that eventually led to its abandonment. For someone just trying to solve a problem, it was […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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Betamax or VHS: EMRs are 100 times worse

KevinMD

I can’t help myself from telling patients how things really work in health care. But I feel they have a right to know. When I see new patients their jaw usually drops when I sit down with them next to the computer with a stack of papers held together with a rubber band or a gigantic clamp and with yellow sticky notes protruding here and there with words like LAB, ER, Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

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New Epic EMR Parody Announcement – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Epic Epic EMR Epic EMR Parody Gomer BlogIf you don’t follow the Gomer Blog, then you’re missing out. For those not familiar with it, it’s basically the “Onion” of healthcare. It can sometimes whiff a little on the humor, but when they hit they hit it out of the park. This was how I felt with their recent post called “Epic announces […].

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How To Improve Staff Confidence During A Transition To A New Urgent Care EMR System

Electronic Health Reporter

Switching to a new EMR is never easy and can be a real challenge for urgent care providers. The article How To Improve Staff Confidence During A Transition To A New Urgent Care EMR System appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Christina Boyd DocuTap EMR transition planning transitioning to a new EHR urgent care tchnologyThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Featured Health IT Job: EMR Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

Today, we’re featuring the EMR Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. Career and Jobs Healthcare IT EHR Jobs EMR Jobs Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers University of South CarolinaWe like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. This position was posted by University of South Carolina and is in the Western US. Here’s a description of the position: The University of […].

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COVID-19: Enlisting the EMR in the Fight

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min In this unprecedented time, the EMR has great potential to support patients and clinicians in the fight against COVID-19. The post COVID-19: Enlisting the EMR in the Fight appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Global Cerner COVID-19 EMR Epic

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Which EHR Phase Are We In? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 47

Healthcare IT Today

For the 47th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the various phases of EHR (or EMR if you prefer). In a recent article by Colin Hung, he identified 4 phases of EMR. However, […] In this episode, we discuss 4 EHR/EMR phases: * EMR Adoption. *

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Is the EMR Implementation Market Dead?

Healthcare IT Today

I’ve been thinking a lot about the EMR implementation market lately. Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Cerner David Chou EHR Implementation EHR Replacement Epic Health IT Consulting KLAS Meditech MEDITECH ExpanseLooking at the market, you see a lot of mixed signals about what’s happening. Take for example a comment that was recently shared on the HIStalk blog: “Re: KLAS doing research on consulting firms.

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Love smart functions in your EMR? This doctor doesn’t.

KevinMD

How smart do we want our electronic health record to be? Somewhere between as dumb as a piece of paper and a pen, and too smart for our own good. Many, many years ago, before we spent the majority of our office visit staring at a flatscreen LED and typing away, our charts were simple manila folders with those bendy metal bars that allowed you to insert new pages, separated into multiple. Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.

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EMRs, APIs, App stores & all that: More data

Mobi Health News

s Matt Holt talks results of the EMR API survey. Health 2.0's

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Augusta HiTech’s Blockchain EMR Solution Allows Sharing Between Patients and EMS

Electronic Health Reporter

Augusta HiTech announces the launch of One Med Chart, the first blockchain-powered patient-controlled electronic medical records (EMR) platform bringing real-time EMR sharing between patients and emergency medical services (EMS). The article Augusta HiTech’s Blockchain EMR Solution Allows Sharing Between Patients and EMS appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Blame the EMR ??

David Chou

The theme of the story is an organization makes a decision to have an EMR implementation. Post go live, the organization has a drop in revenue and the reason for the revenue decline is the EMR system change. I have seen this type of stories on a regular basis and it is starting to feel like groundhogs day. When this situation happens, people look for a scapegoat and the majority of the time the blame is on the CIO who is leading the effort.

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Epic EMR Parody Twitter Account is Back – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Amazon AWS Azure EHR Parody Epic Epic Parody Google Cloud Google HealthGood news for all of us who like some good EHR and Health IT Humor (and you know we do). The @EpicEMRparody Twitter account took a break for a little while, but now they’re back and sharing the humor again. In case you missed it, you can see our previous Fun Friday highlighting the Epic […].

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4 Reasons Why Your EMR Is Not Enough To Deliver Virtual Care

eVisit

As part of finding the best virtual care solution, some healthcare organizations evaluate the telemedicine feature of their existing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software. Chances are your organization recognizes the value of telemedicine and already has a solution in place, or is contemplating integrating telemedicine soon.

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Royal Flying Doctors Service rising to EMR challenges

Mobi Health News

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A Look Inside EMR and Telehealth Integration

American Well

How can your telehealth service integrate with your EMR? DOTmed summarized the key learnings from our recent webinar on EMR integration and telehealth. With more and more hospitals and health care facilities implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) into their IT infrastructure, telehealth is gaining traction as a way for physicians to keep in touch with their patients. The post A Look Inside EMR and Telehealth Integration appeared first on American Well.

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A Look Inside EMR and Telehealth Integration

American Well

How can your telehealth service integrate with your EMR? DOTmed summarized the key learnings from our recent webinar on EMR integration and telehealth. With more and more hospitals and health care facilities implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) into their IT infrastructure, telehealth is gaining traction as a way for physicians to keep in touch with their patients. The post A Look Inside EMR and Telehealth Integration appeared first on American Well.

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Asparia Chatbot Integration with Epic Yields a Seamless Experience for Patients and Epic Users

Healthcare IT Today

If I were to map out the phases of EMR, it would look like this: EMR Adoption. Rapid EMR adoption and implementation fueled by the generous government incentive program (Meaningful Use) EMR Consolidation.

For Facilities Struggling with EMR & HIPAA, Telehealth May Offer Solution

care innovations

Discussing the accessibility (or lack thereof) patients have to their electronic medical records (EMR), the report also reveals some important underlying factors that have left many facilities unable to deal with both the transition to EMR and compliance with HIPAA. Also known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA is the 1996 federal law defining data privacy and security protocols for the handling of EMR and personal health information (PHI).

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Top 5 Risks to Address when Converting Data to MEDITECH Expanse

Healthcare IT Today

With Expanse, MEDITECH has delivered a single EMR platform that gathers all the health data needed for treatment […]. The following is a guest article by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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