Search Tag: EHR

IT Management

Are EHRs Letting Patients Down?

2015 02 Nov

Use of electronics health records (EHRs) is important in achieving coordinated care that leads to a better patient experience. While U.S. government initiatives have helped widen EHR adoption — the percentage of U.S. hospitals using EHRs shot up from 9.4 to 75.5 percent between 2008 and 2014 — the lack of system integration has hampered care coordination... Read more

Health Management

2015 27 Oct is a forum for healthcare professionals that allows them to communicate their vision for the future of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). (Watch video at end of article)The objective is for healthcare professionals to share their frustrations and concerns about EHR as well as make recommendations. It is believed that by taking... Read more

IT Management

mHealth Trial Cuts Costs, Improves Access

2015 26 Oct

A new mobile technology platform enables pharmaceutical companies to do remote monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials or drug studies, according to an article in MedCity News.Developed by Science37, a company founded by a group of scientists, the new mHealth platform works like a communication device and an EHR.“It’s a totally new type... Read more

ICU Management

EHR and ICU Quality Improvement: Some Successes

2015 22 Oct

A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that implementation of electronic health records (EHR) at a large tertiary hospital resulted in significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) mortality rates. The findings are published in CHEST Journal. Health information... Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa HealthCare Launches New Enterprise Imaging Platform, Supporting Value-Based Care Coordination

2015 20 Oct

True Enterprise Imaging platform brings medical images together, including a broad range of functions that align the enterprise with improved diagnostic confidenceSingle platform delivers IT cost savings, clinical efficiency and single platform standardization, while acting as a catalyst for innovation. New platform allows enterprises to move forward... Read more

IT Management

EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to communicate... Read more

IT Management

Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA's Medical News & Perspectives section.Use... Read more

IT Management

EHR Products: Usability Testing Standards Ignored?

2015 08 Sep

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered that vendors were not adhering to usability testing standards for electronic health record (EHR) products. This lack of adherence to usability testing may be a major factor contributing to the poor usability of many EHRs, leading to user frustration and safety risks, according to the research published in JAMA.The... Read more

IT Management

EHR Clinic Notes Need Redesign

2015 07 Sep

Electronic health record documentation tools, including the clinic note that recaps a patient's medical history, should be redesigned to better meet the needs of physicians, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.Researchers from the University of Missouri noted that EHR documentation "mimicked" the... Read more

IT Management

Can EHR Portals Follow Pet Records Model?

2015 01 Sep

Using health IT systems is one way to enhance patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For example, healthcare providers implement patient portals and secure messaging tools that enable patients to view their medical records, request prescriptions and medication refills, access lab results, and communicate with their doctors.The Centers... Read more