Search Tag: EHR

Executive Health Management

Personalised Medicine: The road ahead

2019 22 May

How can healthcare accelerate the implementation of the science?   Where is Personalised Medicine (PM) already improving the lives of patients and what is needed to make it the standard of care across multiple conditions?     What’s your brief at the PMC?   I have a science and genetics background and bring scientific... Read more

IMAGING Management

EHR-driven radiology workflow increases efficiency

2019 19 Mar

Researchers in the U.S. performed an objective and subjective evaluation of a large, academic radiology department's transition to electronic health record (EHR)-centred workflow. Multiple metrics were compared from before and after the move to EHR-driven workflow. Results show that moving radiology workflow to the EHR improved efficiency, was favourable... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI powers radiologists

2019 06 Feb

Executive Summary Artificial intelligence ( AI ) is clearly the new trend in automation. This article, "The AI-powered radiologist" , authored by Dr. María Jesús Díaz Candamio , a radiologist at the Servicio de Radiología, Hospital Universitario de A Coruña (Spain), highlights the advances in AI technology that will propel a revolution in... Read more

IT Management

Non-traditional stakeholders making waves in healthcare

2019 22 Jan

Amazon, a name closely attached to retail and consumer goods, is also attracting a lot of attention as it makes an aggressive push into healthcare. Last November the company announced the launch of a new machine learning service intended to mine data from electronic health records ( EHRs ). The initiative, industry observers point out, is meant... Read more

Executive Health Management

Human factor approaches improving EMR usability and satisfaction

2018 22 Sep

The EMR does not have to fail The much-maligned Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is not necessarily a tool which leads to physician burnout. The KLAS Arch Collaborative shows that proper training, personalisation and teamwork can optimise the use of this digital tool without stress and frustration. (For the purposes of this report, the terms... Read more

Health Management

Digitisation 4.0: the transmission of patient data

2018 21 Aug

New methods of patient empowerment and communication with doctor. In the Mühldorf clinic, patients have been equipped with a ‘smart visit’ app in a pilot project to gain experience with a new instrument of data communication. Data Transmition There are numerous apps to assist people with a broad range of issues relating... Read more

IT Management

You say tomatoes, I say tomaahtoes: EHRs need common standards

2018 25 Jul

There is a lot of variability in the way electronic health records are actually used by physicians, which highlights the need for basic standards in EHR design and implementation, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Researchers from the American Medical Association and MedStar Health... Read more

IT Management

EHRs need time to prove worth

2018 11 Jul

New research published in Health Affairs suggests that use of electronic health records (EHRs) can help improve quality of care after all. During the six-year study period (2008-2013), researchers found that mortality rates were initially higher among hospitals with more digital capabilities, but fell over time, as hospitals learned how to work... Read more

IT Management

Making EHR documentation painless: the role of AI

2018 15 May

Use of electronic health record (EHR) is strongly associated with dissatisfaction and burnout among physicians. This is not surprising as they spend 34-55 percent of their work day creating notes and reviewing medical records in the EHR, which is time diverted from direct patient interactions.  EHR developers should look at informatics solutions... Read more

IT Management

How to turn around failing EHRs

2018 01 May

Electronic health records were supposed to cut medical costs by driving down administrative expenses. However, despite a wider adoption of EHRs, reductions in billing costs have not been realised, says a new study by Harvard Business School and Duke University researchers. “The theory was that part of having electronic records was to lower the cost.... Read more