Search Tag: EMR

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

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Improving Outcomes of Weekend Surgeries

2015 30 Apr

A new study shows that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to have longer hospital stays and higher mortality and readmissions. The study was released at the American Surgical Association meeting in San Diego. There could be several reasons for the weekend effect which include reduced staffing and resources as well as fewer experienced... Read more

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HIMSS Stage 7 Awarded to Radboud University Medical Center

2015 12 Mar

Radboud University Medical Center in the first hospital in the Netherlands and the third in Europe to receive a Stage 7 Award by HIMSS Analytics Europe. The award recognises hospitals operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in accordance with the European EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). The other two Stage 7 hospitals in Europe... Read more

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Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?

2015 09 Mar

The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected information is valuable. Many medical records departments continue to use paper charts, which are more convenient for documenting a patient’s story. Hospitals which have transitioned to electronic medical... Read more