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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.


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Pa. provider latest to earn EMRAM Stage 7

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Up your game: Consumers want online access to their info, providers are required to offer it

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Allscripts names new CFO

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has named Melinda Whittington senior vice president and CFO, effective on the first business day after the company files its annual report on Form 10-K.

Nebraska Medicine achieves Stage 7 on EMRAM scale

Nebraska Medicine, comprising the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians, is the latest provider recognized for achieving Stage 7 on HIMSS Analytics' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

athenahealth names new CTO

athenahealth has appointed Prakash Khot as chief technology officer (CTO), effective Jan. 25.

KLAS names top performing IT companies

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Cerner CEO to undergo cancer treatment

Cerner co-founder, chairman and CEO, Neal Patterson, is undergoing cancer treatment, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Boston's Tufts Medical Center awards Jonathan Bush for visionary leadership

Tufts Medical Center will award the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership to athenahealth Chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush.

Probst: Healthcare ready to transition to 'something better'

The U.S. healthcare system is “in a good position to transition to something better” than Meaningful Use, according to Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain Healthcare.