Electronic Health Record

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

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Comprehensive medication monitoring "has merit" in identifying patient compliance.

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Both electronic referral and care management by social workers increase the effective use of mental health services for adolescents in the United States significantly.

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

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Rates of health information breaches are increasing despite legal and moral obligations to protect patient information.

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical record system, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity.

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches.

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

Use of electronic health record tools in isolation improves medication reconciliation but does not improve systolic blood pressure among patients with hypertension.

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

Overcoming the Productivity Paradox in Digital Health Care

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As of 2018, fewer than 10% of hospitals are without an electronic health record (EHR) system.

eCare Plan Set to Improve Physician-Pharmacist Relationship

eCare Plan Set to Improve Physician-Pharmacist Relationship

The Pharmacist eCare Plan is designed to improve communication between pharmacists and physicians by allowing documentation to be available via electronic health records.

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

The new policy aims to address concerns that EHRs are negatively impacting students' and residents' relationships with patients.

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout

EHR inefficiencies were making physicians unhappy and adding extra work hours, including bringing home work at night and on weekends.

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHR Systems

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHR Systems

Over 60% of primary care physicians think that electronic health records have led to improved care.

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Physicians outside of the United States are more likely to report satisfaction with electronic health record systems, citing it as a tool that improved efficiency.

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

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The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Usability challenges were most common during order placement, medication administration, review of results, and documentation.

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

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While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Challenges Identified to Ensuring Value-Based Care With EHR Systems

Challenges Identified to Ensuring Value-Based Care With EHR Systems

Electronic health records do not necessarily capture the information needed to report for alternative payment models.

Guiding Opioid Prescribing Behavior in the Emergency Department: EMR-Based Interventions

Guiding Opioid Prescribing Behavior in the Emergency Department: EMR-Based Interventions

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An electronic "nudge" provided by electronic medical records may decrease the percentage of prescriptions written for more than 10 opioid tablets.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Aims to Reduce Burden of EHR

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Aims to Reduce Burden of EHR

Don Rucker, MD, discussed specific the specific burdens that physicians experience with EHR use.

Mobile Health Apps Becoming More Popular Among Patients and Clinicians

Mobile Health Apps Becoming More Popular Among Patients and Clinicians

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Clinicians and patients use this technology to monitor health, behaviors, and treatment outcomes.

Strategies to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability

Strategies to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability

A discussion was led by panelists with a variety of medical backgrounds and covered issues including the impact of implementation decisions on EHR usability.

Paper-Based Records and EHRs Both Have Quality, Structural Problems

Paper-Based Records and EHRs Both Have Quality, Structural Problems

Researchers compared the quality of paper-based and electronic-based health records according to content, documentation process, and structure.

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Change in Patient Satisfaction

Medical Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction Without Change in Patient Satisfaction

Working with a scribe significantly improves physicians' overall satisfaction, satisfaction with chart quality and accuracy, and charting efficiency.

It's Time for the Independent Physician to Stop Fighting the System

It's Time for the Independent Physician to Stop Fighting the System

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The time has come for the independent physician to stop bucking the system. For better or for worse?

Do Medical Scribes Negatively Impact the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

Do Medical Scribes Negatively Impact the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

There have been concerns regarding a potentially negative impact on physician-patient relationships.

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

Providers Oftentimes Copy and Paste Inpatient Progress Notes

About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents and hospitalists.

Harm Reduction Initiatives Successful With EHR Documentation

Harm Reduction Initiatives Successful With EHR Documentation

EHR-based initiatives were linked to more than 30% reductions in harm for hospital-acquired infections.

Doctors Spending Half Their Time Working on Computers

Doctors Spending Half Their Time Working on Computers

Researchers estimate that physicians devote 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits.

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

"There are all kinds of options for encryption that they can take advantage of. It works well."

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