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EHR systems


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


May 29, 2015  4:28 PM

Like EHRs, clinical research data must be unchained for the greater good



Posted by: Scott Wallask
clinical trials, EHR, Interoperability, precision medicine

We write a lot about interoperability of EHRs in SearchHealthIT's stories and blogs because the topic is rife with obstacles for the healthcare industry to overcome. Yet the ability to share a patient's electronic medical record across various hospitals and health systems improves clinical...


May 28, 2015  7:13 AM

Health IT startup offers single EHR option



Posted by: ShaunSutner
C-CDA, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Privacy Rule, Meaningful use

When a new health IT company’s name sounds like a call to action, you can tell right away that the enterprise, even while for-profit, has a sense of mission. FreeOurHealthRecords.com is an outgrowth of the modern patient advocacy...


May 19, 2015  1:22 PM

New survey: Physicians most likely to make patient notes, prescriptions in electronic systems



Posted by: adelvecchio
clinical decision support, e-prescribing, EHR, EHR systems

Physicians have come a long way in a short time in getting comfortable working with EHR systems and other healthcare technology. Nearly 80% of U.S. physicians say they are more proficient with EHRs than they were two years ago. American doctors made up 601 of the more than 2,600 physicians from...


May 7, 2015  11:44 AM

Researchers: Stop charging patients for paper copies of records



Posted by: klee34
certified EHR technology, EHR, EHR certification

Despite 94% of hospitals in the United States having already adopted a certified EHR system, many state regulations are still focused on paper records. That's the word from Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at...


May 5, 2015  2:05 PM

Senate health committee leaders form bipartisan EHR improvement group



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR standards, EHR usability, HITECH Act, reboot

A member of a Republican group that previously targeted the meaningful use program has crossed party lines to work with Democrats on a mission to improve the use of EHRs. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.), chairman of the


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