Search Tag: EHR

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

IT Management

Doctors Pinpoint EHR Frustrations

2016 23 Aug

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has highlighted the features of EHRs that frustrate doctors so much. It is a well-known fact that, for all of the benefits that EHRs bring to healthcare, many physicians find their use a frustrating experience. The piece, written by MDs affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine... Read more

IT Management

Rio Olympics: First Interoperable EHR Implementation

2016 23 Aug

The Rio Olympics were something of a landmark for EHR implementation with sponsor GE Healthcare providing a fully interoperable system amongst all of the participating teams. Using cloud technology, athletes and their support staff had their health records managed on a common EHR. The largest team at the games this year was the U.S. Olympic team. It... Read more

IT Management

More Errors with EHR over Paper Records

2016 12 Jul

A Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) study has found that doctors make more errors in Electronic Health Record (EHR) note-taking than in paper records.The study, which focused on medical reporting at a Michigan hospital, showed  progress notes in the first-stage implementation of EHRs contained more mistakes to paper charts.In... Read more

Executive Health Management

EHR Leading to Burnout

2016 06 Jul

The expansion of the electronic environment in healthcare is coming at a cost. According to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and digital physician order entry is leading to increased professional burnout and lower job satisfaction. “Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing... Read more

IT Management

EHR Leading Physicians to Burnout, Low Job Satisfaction

2016 06 Jul

The expansion of the electronic environment in healthcare is coming at a cost. According to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and digital physician order entry is leading to increased professional burnout and lower job satisfaction. “Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing... Read more

IT Management

4 in 5 U.S. Hospitals Adopt Basic EHR, But Face Limitations

2016 07 Jun

Electronic health record (EHR) adoption reached 84 percent of hospitals in the U.S., and nearly as many were able to exchange key information with outside providers, new federal data has shown, according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). The share of acute care hospitals adopting basic EHR has grown from 9.4 percent in 2008—the... Read more

IT Management

EHR Adoption Reaches 96%; Data Exchange Lagging

2016 06 Jun

According to data from a new survey released at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., nearly all of the nation’s hospitals have adopted certified electronic health records (EHRs). This represents a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to survey data from the American... Read more

ICU Management

Alaris® System Named 2015 Best In KLAS for Smart Pumps

2016 24 Feb

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company has announced that the Alaris® System has been named 2015 Best in KLAS for Smart Pumps in the 2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment report.The 2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment report states that providers believe that BD is better positioned for the future... Read more


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