As a result of the implementation of varying electronic health record (EHR) systems, 36 percent of medical record administrators struggle with the exchange of patient health records with providers with differing EHR platforms. Findings were published April 20 in a report by Black Book Market Research.
While electronic health records (EHRs) have improved the safety and quality of patient health information, the shift from paper to digital interfaces has introduced a new set of barriers that may contribute to patient harm.
Jeffrey Johnson, MD, a 75- year-old physician, and Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center have parted ways after Johnson refused to take educational courses on the hospital's new electronic medical record (EMR) system.
A quality improvement program designed to reduce low-value electronic health record (EHR) notifications led to a 1.5-hour reduction in work for primary care physicians, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.
A hospital’s degree of electronic health record (EHR) implementation was not associated with improved outcomes in heart failure patients, according to a study published March 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Although electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to improve care and streamline data sharing, rates of burnout have increased as EHR-related tasks produced are placed on physicians' shoulders. An article by Harvard Business Journal examines which improvement to EHRs could have the biggest impact in reducing burnout.
Inappropriately overriding clinical decision support (CDS) in electronic health records (EHRs) was linked to a six-fold increase in adverse drug events (ADEs), according to a study published Feb. 9 in BMJ Quality and Safety.
Medicare EHR Incentive Program hospitals were slightly more likely to have utilized Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR) modules, while clinicians strongly favored Epic, according to a report released in March 2018 from HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
The implementation of an automated notification system improved tests pending at discharge (TPAD) follow-ups by five days, according to a study published March 12 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Records containing personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) were found in the recycling at five different hospitals, according to a study published March 20 in JAMA.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed an algorithm capable of extracting data from patient electronic health records (EHRs) to show the difference in care provided by physicians and nurses. Findings were published online Feb. 9 in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
At HIMSS 2018, Nuance Communications and Epic announced a partnership that will integrate Nuance's new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual assistant platform into Epic’s electronic health record (EHR).
Researchers established a system of alerts based on electronic medical records to identify patients who qualify for cardiac rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In just nine months, the program boosted referral rates from 12 percent to 75 percent.
Acuant will partner with Healthpac, a provider of medical billing and practice management software, to develop an integrated automatic identity information system to reduce wait times during patient intake.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a method of extracting symptom information from electronic health records (EHRs) to allow physicians to identify psychiatric disorders missed in traditional sources of clinical data. Findings were presented in Biological Psychiatry.