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September 30, 2015  3:44 PM

Survey: Technology in healthcare not yet meeting patients’ expectations

Posted by: klee34
Electronic Medical Record, personal health records

A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays or health records from...

September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...

July 28, 2015  11:04 AM

Family physicians find meaningful use audits are expensive, unhelpful

Posted by: adelvecchio
CMS, EHR, EHR attestation process, Meaningful use, meaningful use audits

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) didn't get the response it desired when it sent a letter of concern about the meaningful use audit program to CMS in...

July 21, 2015  1:00 PM

A health IT implementation brings work interruptions

Posted by: adelvecchio
AHRQ, EHR implementation, health IT tools

Undertaking a health IT implementation will result in numerous interruptions to the workflows of clinicians and associated staff members, though those interruptions frequently don't involve the new technology system. Two U.S. healthcare organizations -- which included one specialty and five primary...

June 30, 2015  10:53 AM

FDA group to support combined EHR, electronic data capture systems

Posted by: adelvecchio
clinical information systems, EHR, EHR systems, FDA

Clinical research and patient information captured during treatment are kept in different electronic systems and by separate organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to support projects that bring point-of-care data and research data together by combining EHR and electronic...

June 25, 2015  12:31 PM

The reason some doctors quit? EHRs, says one noted columnist

Posted by: klee34
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR technology

The general consensus surrounding the movement to EHRs, at least from what I've heard and read, is that, although not perfect, EHRs are a good thing for doctors, healthcare organizations and patients alike. Where the problems come in are with the other stuff. For example, the

June 17, 2015  3:34 PM

Practice Fusion CEO talks market share in solo practices and relationship with bigger vendors

Posted by: ShaunSutner
athenahealth, Cerner, cloud EHR, EHR adoption, Epic, mckesson, Practice Fusion

Ryan Howard, the 40-year-old founder and CEO of cloud EHR vendor Practice Fusion Inc., certainly doesn’t lack for confidence. In some ways, Howard’s brash charisma...

June 16, 2015  11:14 AM

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson tells Senate committee of wife’s interoperability dilemma

Posted by: adelvecchio
AMIA, Cerner, EHR, Interoperability, Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, CEO of EHR vendor Cerner Corp. -- a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance -- has a personal reason to pull for CommonWell to realize its goal of greater health IT interoperability. Patterson's wife, Jeanne, has been a breast cancer patient for eight years and keeps paper...

June 9, 2015  11:05 AM

Switching to cloud-based EHRs reduces data breach concerns for most small practices

Posted by: adelvecchio
cloud EHR, EHR implementation, EHR security, Interoperability

Significantly fewer physicians that deploy cloud-based EHR systems in solo or small medical practices are worried about their system's security than their counterparts that use server-based EHRs. More than 80% of users of server-based systems are fearful their system or hosted files may be...

June 2, 2015  12:51 PM

AMIA task force recommends simplifying documentation, refocusing EHR regulation

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR governance, EHR standards, EHR systems, EHR usability

Now that EHRs have been cemented as technology that isn't going away any time soon, healthcare providers are looking for ways to set their EHR systems up for optimum performance and future stability. In response, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) assembled the

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