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. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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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 […].

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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 Expanse

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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?

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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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What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?

KevinMD

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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.

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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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@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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Facebook enters EMR business

Healthcare Guys

Big news out of Mountain View, California today as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the social networking giant was going to formally enter the EMR business.

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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).

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Royal Flying Doctors Service rising to EMR challenges

Mobi Health News

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MIPS Audits: Lessons Learned from Meaningful Use

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest blog post by Jim Tate, Founder of EMR Advocate & MIPS Consulting. Just as the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive program brought potential audits to providers, so it will be with the MIPS program.

EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

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 […]. EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Epic Epic EHR Epic EMR Parody Fun Friday

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Are EMRs alleviating preventable medical errors yet?

Healthcare Guys

Health systems have made significant investments in digitizing their operations primarily through the deployment of the electronic medical record (EMR).

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Optimizing EMRs To Lessen Administrative Burdens

Healthcare Guys

Between managing diverse information coming into the organization, ensuring it ends up in the right place within the electronic medical record (EMR), correctly capturing every element of a patient encounter, and accurately coding it to support proactive and comprehensive care, providers have a lot of non-clinical tasks on their plates.

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

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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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Why On Earth Are Physicians Still Collecting Patient Data Using Paper Forms?

Healthcare IT Today

Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT CMS. As part of its “Patients over Paperwork” effort, CMS recently issued a Request for Information seeking new ideas on reducing levels of administrative burden. The initiative seems to be making a serious impact.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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Malaysia to implement EMR at 145 hospitals nationwide in the next three years

Healthcare Guys

In order to improve the country’s health service to a better level, the Ministry of Health is committed to ensuring that the electronic medical record system (EMR) can be realised within three years at 145 hospitals nationwide, said Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.He

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If This Is Human Documentation, Give Me Sweet, Nonjudgmental AI

Healthcare IT Today

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Patients Say Access To Visit Notes Is Important In Maintaining Their Health

Healthcare IT Today

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The Complexity of Genomics

Healthcare IT Today

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Practical Innovation on Full Display at EXPO.health 2019

Healthcare IT Today

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Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Having Access To Medical Records Is Useless For Most Patients

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System IT CMS Epic Kaiser Permanente Online Medical Record patient engagement Personal Health DataI knew up front that it would be ugly.

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Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

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EHR Supplier Base In EMEA Remains Highly Fragmented; Cerner Gains Ground

Electronic Health Reporter

in 2018 (both acute and ambulatory applications) according to Signify Research’s 2019 global EMR market report. Editorial Cerner electronic health record EMEA EHR market outlook Signify Research's 2019 global EMR market report

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EHR Optimization Process “Sprints” Improve Teamwork and Satisfaction

Healthcare IT Today

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Google, U of Chicago Medical Center Sued Over Alleged Sharing Of Identifiable Patient Records

Healthcare IT Today

The University of Chicago, its medical center and Google have been hit with a lawsuit contending that the hospital shared hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant which included identifiable data.

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Banner Health Chatbot Offers Answers To ED Patients As They Wait

Healthcare IT Today

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How Clinical Communications Technology Connects the Care Team In Complex Cases

Healthcare IT Today

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