Search Tag: EHR

Executive Health Management

Reasons to attend Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit

2017 12 May

 “The primary reason for doing workforce planning is Economics. If done well, workforce planning will increase productivity, cut labour costs, and dramatically cut time-to-market because you’ll have the right number of people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right time.” (Sullivan J 2002)  In HealthCare, the perfect storm is brewing;... Read more

IT Management

Fixing EHRs: Better Interface and Workflow

2017 01 May

Many in the healthcare field, especially physicians, often have unpleasant things to say about EHRs. A common complaint is that EHRs are not designed to streamline physician workflow. See Also: EHR Optimisation: Key Things to ConsiderIn a survey on how EHRs can be fixed, Healthcare IT News received nearly 100 answers from insiders at provider organisations,... Read more

IT Management

EHR Training Platform for Medical Students

2017 25 Apr

While EHRs are tools that physicians use in their work, still many medical students are entering residency unfamiliar with how this technology works. Now a new training programme launched by the American Medical Association is expected to give emerging physicians greater comfort with electronic health record workflows.In a partnership with the Regenstrief... Read more

IT Management

EHR Optimisation: Key Things to Consider

2017 10 Apr

Poor implementation is a major reason why physicians and other users dislike their EHRs. Often, doctors and other staff feel new EHRs were dumped on them and haven’t been designed to make their work more efficient. See Also: CMS Urged to Reduce EHR, Meaningful Use Burden on DoctorsHowever, before spending millions more to replace an EHR “unsuccessfully... Read more

IT Management

CMS Urged to Reduce EHR, Meaningful Use Burden on Doctors

2017 28 Mar

Difficulty in meeting documentation requirements is a common complaint among physicians. Thus, the call by various medical groups for the U.S. federal government to reduce the burden and penalties associated with EHRs and meaningful use does not come as a surprise.The American Medical Association, the Medical Group Management Association and dozens... Read more

IT Management

EHR Optimisation Faces Budgetary Constraints

2017 28 Feb

With no expansion seen in IT budgets, many CIOs at healthcare organisations say they will still pursue plans of optimising electronic health record (EHR) systems during the next three years, according to research and consulting firm KPMG.In general, CIOs are hoping to achieve savings from optimisation efforts and then reinvest those funds, particularly... Read more

IT Management

Copy-Paste Use in EHRs: Safety Issues

2017 12 Feb

The use of copy and paste functionality in electronic health records (EHRs) has introduced "unintended safety-related issues into the clinical environment,” according to a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology. Copy and paste, which is intended to help clinicians post information in patients’ records, can cause errors to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Workforce Planning Summit

2017 30 Jan

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IT Management

Comparing Countries' Approach to HIT

2016 31 Aug

Researchers from Finland, U.S, France and beyond created a pilot of four clusters of indicators to compare Health IT across 38 countries.. Findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.Each country has a different approach towards Health IT. However, in a paper from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,... Read more

IT Management

Prescription for ER Overuse: Engage Patients in EHR Use

2016 23 Aug

A marketing campaign is credited with driving patient awareness about how they can interact with EHRs, health data and patient portals in Louisiana. The state has long had poor healthcare ratings. Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum marketing and communications manager, Jamie Martin told HealthCareITNews that a partnership with the state department... Read more