Search Tag: EHR

IT Management

'Time saving' EHR copy-pasting must stop

2018 16 Jan

Not a few physicians have raised complaints about the "burden" of EHR documentation. It comes as no surprise that copy and paste in electronic health records is a common shortcut used by physicians, as shown by some studies. Use of copy and paste may be convenient, although this can potentially lead to serious safety risks. As a recent study in Journal... Read more

IT Management

More than 50% EU hospitals underfund IT

2017 24 Nov

Hospitals across Europe in general consider IT as an enabler to improve patient safety and care. And even though deployment of big-ticket technologies – notably EHRs and eHealth tools – is on the rise, many provider organisations continue to make do with tight IT budgets.  As Robert Brauer, HIMSS Analytics Research and Quality Assurance Coordinator... Read more

IT Management

Increasing importance of EHR-related risk-mitigation strategies

2017 24 Oct

A new report from The Doctors Company, a physician-owned malpractice insurer, shows a significant increase in malpractice claims for errors attributed to electronic health records. There were 161 claims for which EHRs were either the cause or (more likely) a contributing factor between 2011 and 2016, compared to just two claims during the period 2007-2010.... Read more

Health Management

Training medical students in EHR usage

2017 19 Sep

A training initiative that introduces medical students to EHR use early on to mitigate patient care risk is growing in momentum.   Electronic health records (EHR s), or electronic medical records (EMRs) continue to be received with a mixed reception from physicians and nursing staff. While the tool, in theory, enables swift sharing of medical data,... Read more

IT Management

Key Elements in EHR Team Building

2017 20 Jun

When implementing healthcare IT initiatives, it's important to realise that this is not just the task of the IT department – or the effort is likely to fail. An integrated teamwork approach is vital to ensuring success in deploying projects that result in ongoing improvement in patient care and overall operational efficiency.   IT solutions will be... Read more

IT Management

Impediments to EHR Interoperability

2017 20 Jun

A survey of health information exchange (HIE) professionals reveals that both EHR vendors and health systems are employing a variety of tactics – notably information blocking – that impede progress in EHR interoperability.“Half of respondents reported that EHR vendors routinely engage in information blocking, and 25 percent of respondents reported that... Read more

IT Management

Study: EHRs Full of Copy-and-Paste Records

2017 06 Jun

A key benefit from using electronic health records is that it improves care coordination, given that information can be shared easily between care providers. But a new study published in JAMA shows that EHRs contain mostly copy-and-paste data, which may put patient safety at risk. Researchers at University of California San Francisco examined thousands... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mount Sinai's Database Integrates Clinical Imaging with EHRs

2017 04 Jun

The Mount Sinai Health System's new Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII), integrates clinical imaging with electronic health records. As the database expands, it will give researchers new access to information about more than one million Mount Sinai patients. The system ensures... Read more

IT Management

Mining EHR Data for Improved Outcomes

2017 29 May

Increasing use of EHRs makes them a valuable source of important clinical data. Currently, three large academic medical centres in the U.S. are working with Google to explore how the company’s machine learning technology can be used to spot patterns in EHRs."Machine learning is mature enough to start accurately predicting medical events – such as whether... Read more

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