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. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care

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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. 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. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Hospitalist

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Featured Health IT Job: EMR Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

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

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How EMRs can actually help physicians

KevinMD

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. Tech Health ITCollaboration is the key.

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A smarter EMR will make visits more patient-focused

KevinMD

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? Tech Health IT Primary CareWhat do our patients really want from us?

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

KevinMD

It’s hard to imagine today’s millennials and younger folks being transfixed, as we were, with the deep television dramas of our day. Tech Gastroenterology Health IT

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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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How today’s EMRs are like self-driving cars

KevinMD

EMRs with decision support will improve the quality of healthcare. It was early. Tech Health IT Primary CareDrivers are distracted klutzes and computers could obviously do better. Self-driving cars will make all of us safer on he road.

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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. Tech Health ITJust 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.

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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. Tech Gastroenterology Health IT Primary Care

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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. 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.

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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. Tech Health IT Primary CareBut I feel they have a right to know.

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Usability in Health IT – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

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

KevinMD

How smart do we want our electronic health record to be? Tech Health IT Practice Management Primary CareSomewhere 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.

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2020 Health IT Predictions – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 27

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Epic EMR Parody Twitter Account is Back – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Good news for all of us who like some good EHR and Health IT Humor (and you know we do). In case you missed it, you can see our previous Fun Friday highlighting the Epic […].

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

Healthcare IT Today

At the same time, it highlights the degree to […].

Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Featured Health IT Job: Epic Ambulatory Build Analyst

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Epic Ambulatory Build Analyst position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Contineo Health and is available in California.

MU Study Suggests That A Health IT Divide May Be Emerging Among Physicians

Healthcare IT Today

Now, research has emerged to suggest that not only did MU create HIT winners and losers, it might also have helped to foster long-term differences between […].

Google May Have Given Up On The EHR Market, But Definitely Not Health IT

Healthcare IT Today

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Featured Health IT Job: EHR Specialist

Healthcare IT Today

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

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Part Two: Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

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?

Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Is your Replacement EHR Smart Enough for Value Based Care?

Healthcare IT Today

The unexpected surges in need for care, like that of COVID-19, make it more critical […]. Administration EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Charles Hutchinson CMS EHR Burnout EHR Replacement InSync Healthcare Solutions Physician Burnout Value Based Care

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Maybe We Should Give Big Tech A Legit Shot At The Healthcare Business

Healthcare IT Today

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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Announcing EXPO.health 2020 – Leveling Up Your Innovation Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Over the past several years we began to notice that many health IT conferences were focused on breakthrough and disruptive innovations that may help healthcare organizations a decade from now. Every year we go to a lot of conferences – at least 50+.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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.

Featured Health IT Job: Sr. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. EHR Application Specialist: EpicCare Ambulatory position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by SSM Health and is in Missouri.

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Hidden Dangers in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 30

Healthcare IT Today

For the 30th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing another edition of Buy or Sell. For those not familiar with this format, we’ll offer up some health IT assertion and then Colin and John will discuss whether they’re buying or selling that assertion and why.

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

Healthcare IT Today

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

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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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COVID-19 News: Updates From The Trenches

Healthcare IT Today

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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Redox and FDB Partner to Improve Medication Adherence with EHR Writeback Functionality

Healthcare IT Today

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EHR Analogies and Comparisons – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and so we like to have a little more fun here at 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 […].

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Pharmacy Sues Surescripts, Partners Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Healthcare IT Today

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If You Had a Billion Dollars to Throw at Any US Health Related Problem – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to have a little fun. Brian Byrd, MD, MS (@thebyrdlab): If you had a billion dollars to throw at any US health-related problem, how would you spend it?

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Best Practices for Your Epic EHR Go-Live

Healthcare IT Today

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