Attending emergency department (ED) physicians experienced increased levels of frustration due to difficulties using electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study published May 16 in Applied Clinical Informatics.
Jun 06, 2018 | Interoperability
Hospitals that have implemented an interoperable health information exchange have prioritized sharing data within their organization (intra-system) over sharing data between different organizations (inter-system), according to a study published May 30 in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.
Jun 05, 2018 | EHR & EMR
American physicians see value in electronic health records (EHRs), but they still want substantial improvements, according to a survey by Stanford Medicine and conducted by The Harris Poll.
Jun 01, 2018 | Interoperability
Health information exchanges (HIE) may be able to lower costs, improve patient safety and reduce duplicated procedures, according to a study published April 28 in JAMIA.
May 17, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Researchers from Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences have used electronic medical records (EMRs) to improve clinical trials by expanding remote monitoring. Findings were published May 16 in Scientific Reports.
May 11, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The lack of resources and financial difficulties were reported as the top factors hindering implementation of patient portals, according to a study published May 10 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
May 11, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Electronic health records have been a punching bag for many in medicine, with frequent complaints focusing on implementation problems, interference in the patient physician relationship and increased burden on care providers. Despite such problems, EHRs are making progress, with a recent survey finding 79 percent of nurses are satisfied with their systems.
May 03, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Healthcare organizations’ adherence to the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guidelines is low, according to a study published April 26 in the Journal of Information in Health and Biomedicine.
May 02, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new online system providing patients with access to medical images and study reports.
Apr 26, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Researchers have developed a tool capable of evaluating patients' electronic health records (EHR) note comprehension to provide insight into where improvements can be made. Findings were published April 24 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 23, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Apr 20, 2018 | Privacy & Security
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.
Apr 20, 2018 | Interoperability
TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health system, has announced a $10 million-dollar investment to implement the IBM Watson Health’s Enterprise Imaging Portfolio.
Apr 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Apr 12, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Only 50 percent of physicians are very or extremely satisfied with their access to patient information, according to a survey conducted by Surescripts.
Apr 04, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Apr 04, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Apr 03, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Apr 02, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.
Mar 29, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Issues with usability of electronic health record (EHR) and a lack of proper clinical processes have been linked to patient harm, according to a study published on March 27 in JAMA.
Mar 28, 2018 | EHR & EMR
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.