EHR & EMR

After implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) system, an orthopedic clinic saw its labor costs and staff documentation time significantly increase during the first several months before then returning to previous levels, according to a study.
Twenty-three percent of healthcare providers have no plans to adopt speech recognition into their electronic health records (EHR) system despite it being an “effective, proven tool,” according to a new report.
About 40 percent of physicians are dissatisfied with electronic health record (EHR) design and interoperability, according to a survey conducted by the Physicians Foundation.
Could medical scribes help solve the issue of physician burnout and ease the electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden? Based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, they can.
Twila Brase—the president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and healthcare policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a libertarian thinktank—thinks electronic health records (EHRs) cause plenty of problems for physicians and patients. They contribute to burnout, distraction and inefficiencies.
A majority of physicians weren’t asked by electronic health record (EHR) vendors to provide feedback while making enhancements to EHR systems, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of U.S. Physicians.
Several hospitals and healthcare organizations are now taking advantage of electronic data-sharing systems that provide real-time alerts about what’s happening within a facility, according to a report by Politico.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is being called on to develop a voluntary certification program to help improve the usability and safety of pediatric electronic health records (EHRs).
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is thanking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its work to reduce physicians’ documentation burden and encourage the use of health IT for patient care.
Researchers are encouraging physicians to write shorter notes for electronic health records (EHRs) in order to avoid burnout, according to a recent article published in the August edition of the American Journal of Medicine.
Three Mississippi hospitals and their parent company have filed for bankruptcy—identifying electronic health record (EHR) costs and declining revenues as primary reasons.
Basic electronic health record (EHR) systems aren’t driving physicians away from medicine, according to researchers with the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Centra Health’s new electronic health record (EHR) system that will keep track of more than 300,000 patients is expected to go live Saturday, Sept. 1, according to a report by WDBJ7.
The Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, and Cerner partnered to develop a cardiac risk app that shares patient information with physicians about risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.
Genevieve Morris, chief health information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of EHR Modernization, announced her resignation Aug. 24.
Aug 24, 2018 | Privacy & Security
After a note about a patient and her family was shared with another doctor, one physician looked at the benefits and consequences of having open medical records.
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Aug 24, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking information on the 21st Century Cures Act's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program in an effort to fully implement the statute.
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Aug 23, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Cell phones and smartphone apps may be the solution when it comes to matching medical records to patients correctly, according to a report by the RAND Corporation.
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Aug 21, 2018 | EHR & EMR
An agreement for Cerner to take over the information technology department at a Texas hospital was approved last week, according to a report by the Odessa American.
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Aug 16, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Voluntary guidelines designed to increase the safety of electronic health records (EHRs) have yet to be implemented fully, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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Aug 15, 2018 | EHR & EMR
A hospital system in Maine is having trouble retaining staff members—and its electronic medical records (EMR) system is partially to blame.
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