Electronic health record EHR management
- August 31, 2011
While a survey of 2,700 U.S. adults shows that some patient concerns about health data security in EHR systems are warranted, physicians can still help allay unwarranted fears.
- August 29, 2011
Medical liability leaves some providers wary of electronic health records. Clinical decision support adds another level of risk, presenters at AHIMA's Legal EHR Summit note.
- August 01, 2011
Iron Mountain polled 200 providers, large and small, on how they're tackling medical records scanning. Results are all over the map. This podcast offers tips on where to start.
- July 21, 2011
Health care providers adopting cloud-based EHR systems are doing so not to achieve meaningful use but, they say, because it makes clinical workflow and data management easier.
- May 24, 2011
Are patients not using personal health records because they don't need them, or because they don't trust vendors with their privacy? Physician encouragement may be the key.
- April 07, 2011
Funded by an ONC grant, the SMART initiative is building an API to connect EHR systems to all types of clinical software. A developers' contest is raising awareness.
- March 30, 2011
Chicago-area doctors are testing whether data standards and clinical decision support tools can produce real-time alerts that improve patient care during an outbreak of illness.
- February 21, 2011
Information technology might be a driving factor of change in health care, but IT needs to work with users to create improvements. Follow these ideas when implementing systems.
- September 16, 2010
Providers participating in the PQRI program now know what to expect when it comes to reporting for meaningful use. Some wonder how palatable the new program really will be.
- August 26, 2010
The head of an award-winning electronic health record installation offers advice to her peers on managing the transition from paper medical records to ambulatory EHR.
- August 16, 2010
Lack of EHR safety coordination between the ONC and the FDA leaves the job to private entities. Here's what hospitals can do to protect themselves now.
- August 11, 2010
Addressing meaningful use right away will show that the mandate is about quality, not technology, consultants with the Medical Group Management Association suggest.
- August 03, 2010
Under meaningful use, physicians must report that they use certain quality measures, reflecting influential standards of patient care, to be eligible for financial incentives.
- July 26, 2010
Hospitals remain unconvinced they can meet even the relaxed criteria for meaningful use. Smaller incentives, which reward only a whole campus, not each facility, fail to help.
- June 21, 2010
For PHR software to take off, providers need to sell the concept of personal health records and demonstrate their value. Neither is being done, one health care quality advocate says, but there may be hope.