How EMR alert fatigue overwhelms physicians


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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What if EMRs can never capture the clinical experience?


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


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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How today’s EMRs are like self-driving cars


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.

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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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When EMRs crash: It’s time to push back


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


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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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


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


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


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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Royal Flying Doctors Service rising to EMR challenges

Mobi Health News

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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 Blog

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

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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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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The Role of Electronic Medical Records in Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

electronic medical record EMROver the last few years, delivery of health has evolved from in-person office visits to virtual visits and remote patient monitoring.

Extending Care Series: An Integrated Solution


Healthcare Cisco Extended Care Cisco Healthcare demo ehr EHR integration emr EMR integration Health IT healthcare healthcare technology telehealth telemedicineWelcome to the third and final blog of the Extending Care series. In past posts, we’ve shared key determinants in telehealth adoption, as well as the world of opportunity with EHR-integrated video. Now, we’re excited to release our new remote care solution – Cisco Extended Care.

Data Integration: Taming the Beast of Healthcare – Part 3


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it is impressively difficult to integrate data from one or more EMR systems into a cohesive analytical warehouse database.

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Prevent the Negativity Associated with Epic (EHR) Upgrades


Data & Analytics Healthcare Integration & IT Modernization Management Consulting Organizational Change Management change management EHR EHR Integration EHR solution Electronic Health Record EMR Epic healthcareI just got back from the doctor whose office is in one of the leading hospitals in the United States. I was his first appointment of the day.

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Why physicians should embrace fitness trackers


We the physicians have resigned to the redundant clicks on the electronic medical records (EMR). I mused while staring blankly towards the electronic tracking board, where I foresee reading the triage call "My tracker said, I have AFib."

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How telehealth has enhanced Cleveland Clinic’s value-based care strategy

American Well Blog

EMR integration. When Cleveland Clinic first launched its telehealth program, physicians scheduled e-visits without EMR integration. Today, Cleveland Clinic’s EMR supports scheduling on the telehealth platform, and automatically inputs data into patients’ medical records based on information they provide online. The EMR has also integrated revenue cycle management capabilities, to help streamline patient payments.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well Blog

Our scheduling APIs allow EMR scheduling systems to synchronize scheduled visits with American Well, with the option to trigger emails to patient and physicians. American Well allows physicians to seamlessly and safely access EMRs for better patient care.

Beyond EMRAM: Models for achieving digital maturity

Mobi Health News

John Daniels, VP of HIMSS Analytics, says there is more to digitizing an organization than installing EMR functions, and discusses other adoption and maturity models including AI, continuity of care and infrastructure

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Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

digitalhealth analytics clinical trials digital health digital health technology EHR FDA healthcare economics Healthcare IT healthcare reform healthcare vendors informatics mHealth mobile health statistics technology telehealth #hcldr EMR healthcare healthcare IT Medicare pharmaRegistries have traditionally been viewed as static repositories of data to be reviewed in a summary fashion after a predetermined time period.

Europe/UK edition news round-up

Mobi Health News

Researchers look at the European EMR market share and UK efforts to make sense of the proliferation of apps in healthcare, while the European Commission starts its annual campaign to draw awareness to growing cybersecurity threats.

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Medical Device & IoT Summit

Medical Connectivity

In this post-EMR world, medical device data is increasingly valuable and continues to evolve. Use cases have moved beyond clinical documentation into the EMR to include near real-time remote surveillance, and the collection of high fidelity medical device data for clinical decision support and training artificial intelligence algorithms. Join us in Boston on February 25-26 to dig deep into medical devices and the Internet of medical things.

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New Publication: Chronic Kidney Disease in an Electronic Health Record Problem List


It has implications for CKD but other chronic conditions as well regarding the appropriate use of problem lists in the EMR. Uncategorized CKD EHR EMR Medical InformaticsFull title is, “Chronic Kidney Disease in an Electronic Health Record Problem List: Quality of Care, ESRD, and Mortality” published in the American Journal of Nephrolog y.

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Cerner CEO Neal Patterson dies at 67

Meaningful HIT News

EMR/EHR obituaries Cerner Neal PattersonNeal Patterson in 2009 (Cerner photo). Neal Patterson, co-founder, CEO and chairman of health IT heavyweight Cerner, died today at the age of 67. According to the company, Patterson had “unexpected complications” from a recurrence of the soft-tissue cancer that caused him to take a yearlong leave starting in January 2016.

The Best Electronic Health Records May Not Be What You Think

iSALUS Healthcare

EHR,EHR tips,Electronic Health Records (EHR),EMR,Mobile Apps,Patient Engagement,Patient Portal,TeleHealth,telemedicineMedical Practices all over the United States are searching through some of the best electronic health records (EHRs) to find the one that suits their practice. But what does the right EHR look like? Providers are adopting this technology in hopes of having a more productive and functional practice that operates at prime efficiency.

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Precision Health AI launches new platform to synthesize oncology data

Mobi Health News

Now Precision Health AI, a company that specializes in applications of AI to oncology, has just launched a new platform, called Eureka Health Oncology, that uses EMR data to provide practical AI applications for real oncology use cases.

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KLAS: Small practices want more usable EHRs, not more bells and whistles

Healthcare Guys

As the industry moves beyond mere EHR adoption and meaningful use, small practices of 10 physicians or fewer told researchers that they want their EMRs to do more than just meet regulatory requirements, a new KLAS report on small physician practices finds.

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The IoMT Value Hierarchy Webinar

Medical Connectivity

If data from your medical device ends up in the EMR, then automating that clinical documentation process is now part of the minimal viable product. I think it's time that we have this conversation.

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Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

Mobile Health Matters

The Aftermath of the EMR Gold Rush. The launch of Meaningful Use under the Affordable Care Act drove the electronic medical record (EMR) “Gold Rush,” the mass implementation of EMRs in a shift away from paper charts.

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Leveraging IT for better health outcomes recent developments in Singapore

Healthcare Guys

The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters.

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Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

Health Populi

The company built its own physician EMR, pharmacy software, and a pharmacy distribution center which already supports its first company, Roman (which deals with men’s health).

Digital will Drive Access to Healthcare

New Age Healthcare

However, the old HIS and EMR systems or even the new breed Digital Health Apps lack credible Global Digital Health Standards. The HIS/EMR market in India requires EHR and Meta Data Standards based XML wrapper objects that can help the existing systems to communicate with the external world in a Standardized format. I ndia’s Healthcare system is fragmented, the country is too diverse and large for a single unified system.

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Ford Produces an Electronic Health Record for Cars


EMR telehealth TelemedicineCar owners can now get a text message of their car’s health. Why can’t we get something similar for ourselves? The Ford Motor Company offers an option for car owners to develop and track a VHR – Vehicle Health Report for several of its models. The data links to a website, [link] using the customer’s Bluetooth-paired and connected mobile phone.