Electronic Health Records

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Electronic Health Records Found to Overwhelm and Increase Physician Burnout Rates

Electronic Health Records Found to Overwhelm and Increase Physician Burnout Rates

This survey finds that physicians who have to use EHRs report higher rates of burnout and job dissatisfaction.

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