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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

HIMSS16: Curbing errors during EHR downtime

When downtime comes to your healthcare facility, the likelihood of EHR mistakes goes up, says Joseph H. Schneider, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer with Indiana University Health.

PCORI network pledge will help patients access EHR data

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced an initiative to enable individuals to access data in their EHRs and share it for research that could improve care for their conditions.

Survey: Are you ready for HIMSS16?

HIMSS16 is expected to attract more than 40,000 attendees from across the globe. Are you one of them? Take our HIMSS16 attendee survey and let us know why you're making the trip and what you hope to get out of the conference.

EHR Association updates Code of Conduct

The EHR Association has released Version 2 of the EHR Developer Code of Conduct after unanimous approval by the association’s member companies earlier this month.

HCI is HIMSS' first EMRAM education provider

The HCI Group, a healthcare IT services consultancy, is HIMSS' first official Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Global Education provider.

Study: Doctors increasingly override drug allergy alerts in EHR

A consistent rise in physician overrides of drug allergy alerts in electronic health records (EHRs) highlights an urgent need for increased efforts to help reduce alert override rates and alert fatigue among doctors, according to results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh wins HIMSS Davies Award

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

Study finds advanced EHRs can reduce adverse events

Patients with fully electronic health records experienced fewer adverse events such as hospital-acquired infections, according to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

EHNAC finalizes cloud certification program

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has finalized the criteria for Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) along with the accreditation achievements of three cloud-computing vendors: FIGmd; HealthcarePays Network; and MedicaSoft.

Senate HELP committee passes bills with HIT impact

The Senate health committee kicked off the first of three committee meetings on its biomedical innovation agenda by passing seven bills with bipartisan support. The next meeting is scheduled for March 9, where the committee will debate and vote on at least five bipartisan bills.

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