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EHR & EMR

 

Choosing an electronic health record (EHR) vendor can determine a hospital's ability to improve performance based on meaningful use criteria, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have the promise of increasing efficiency, but only 25 percent of healthcare executives agree the technology has helped achieve the growing needs of consumers, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

As the number of physician’s offices and hospitals implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) has increased so has the number of EMR-related medical malpractice claims, according to a report conducted by the Doctors Company, a large medical malpractice insurer.

Paper-based records and electronic medical records (EMRs) differ in content, documentation process and structure, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Following the implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) incentivizing Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, healthcare organizations invested heavily in their EHR systems—but many feel the return on investment (ROI) is underwhelming.

 

Recent Headlines

Study: PCPs receive an average of 77 EHR notifications a day, adding more than an hour to workload

Primary care physicians receive an average of 76.9 notifications per day in commercial EHR systems, according to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 
Epic implementation costs lead to layoffs for Mass. provider

The costs associated with implementing an Epic EMR has lead to the lay off of 95 Southcoast Health employees.

 
Cerner facing class action lawsuit regarding overtime pay

Cerner could be facing a class action lawsuit over lack of overtime pay, according to multiple reports coming out of Kansas, City, Mo., the health IT vendor's home base.

Ohio Supreme Court rules on patient data

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that all patient data kept by healthcare providers generated in the process of a patient's treatment and pertains to the patient's medical history, diagnosis, prognosis or medical condition is a medical record.

AHA to CMS: Eliminate all-or-nothing approach to MU

The American Hospital Association is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to eliminate the "all-or-nothing approach" to Meaningful Use.

ONC schedules sixth annual meeting

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will hold its sixth annual meeting May 31 – June 2 in Washington, D.C.

Indiana HIMSS, Eskanazi Health, Epic collaborate on connectathon

Indiana HIMSS, in collaboration with Eskenazi Health and Epic, will host a connectathon aimed at building the next generation of integrated and interoperable health solutions.

McKesson offering IT disaster recovery service

To help healthcare organizations maintain their mission-critical capabilities when the unexpected occurs, McKesson has launched a tiered offering of cost-efficient disaster recovery services that can be scaled to fit the needs and budgets of smaller to average-sized hospitals.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital achieves Stage 7

HIMSS Analytics has awarded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami with a Stage 7 Award, the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Organizations urge 90-day MU reporting period for 2016

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and 32 other organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period for 2016 from 365 to 90 days.

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