Search Tag: EHR

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... 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... 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... 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

IT Management

Battle Against Health Data Hacks Gains Momentum

2016 02 Feb

Two health bodies have joined forces to fight a rise in healthcare IT cybersecurity risks.   The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit, federally-recognised standards development organisation and accrediting body for organisations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and the National Health Information... Read more

IT Management

Bold IT Healthcare Leaders Needed

2016 19 Jan

Financial constraints have hindered implementation of electronic records, interoperable systems and patient access in many countries and within many acute hospitals, according to John Rayner, Regional Director – Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics. He points out that the vast majority of health economies are tasked with creating comprehensive... Read more

IT Management

Changes Ahead for 'Confusing' Meaningful Use

2016 19 Jan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt has hinted at changes as the healthcare industry embraces the value-based reimbursement scheme. For one, 2016 would likely see the end of the Meaningful Use programme — an electronic health records mandate and incentive programme that healthcare providers put millions into.... Read more

IT Management

How will HIMSS Value Score for EHRs Work?

2016 12 Jan

HIMSS Value Score is healthcare's first international quality measurement for the value of health IT. Launched in early December, the model will provide guidance to organisations seeking better strategies for turning their health IT investments into meaningful returns. The Value Score can be a useful tool especially to providers who may not understand... Read more

Health Management

ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

2016 05 Jan

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started coming together to form Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), a family of seven hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and South Central Ontario, Canada. HHS is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves... Read more