Search Tag: electronic health record

IT Management

How to plan an EHR go-live for success

2017 07 Nov

A hospital is also a business enterprise – it generates revenues and allots a budget for operational expenses. As its services and operations grow, this necessitates expansion and upgrade of tech infrastructure that will allow bigger data storage and better integration of different systems.  An article in Healthcare IT News details how some large hospitals... Read more

Executive Health Management

One-Third of Lab Tests Not Needed

2017 23 Apr

Despite the fact that lab tests are one of the most common orders placed by doctors and most patients get stuck for a blood draw every time they are admitted to a hospital, research shows that almost one-third of these tests are unnecessary. See Also: Debate Over Rising Healthcare Costs As hospitals seek new ways to use price transparency, it seems... 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 in 2008—the... Read more

IT Management

Computer Use LInked to Patient Satisfaction

2015 30 Nov

A new study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that high computer use by clinicians in safety-net hospital clinics is associated with lower patient satisfaction. The observational study was conducted over two years at an academically affiliated public hospital with a basic electronic health record. Safety-net clinics cater for populations... Read more

IT Management

Payment Barriers Deter Telehealth Adoption

2015 22 Nov

A national survey found that 9 out of 10 physicians in the U.S. would use telehealth, provided they were properly reimbursed. The majority of physicians surveyed cite administrative issues and a lack of billing services to address the need for reimbursement tools as a major detraction from implementing telehealth into their practices.The Robert Graham... Read more

IT Management

Study: Disparities in Use of E-Health Resources

2015 23 Oct

According to researchers, disparities exist in kidney disease patients’ access to e-health resources, with race, income and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status impacting use of online portals. Such disparities, the researchers note, may reinforce or widen existing health-related inequities that relate to race and income. Their work is published in the... Read more

IT Management

IT Security Complacency High

2015 20 Oct

Many healthcare professionals believe criminals are increasingly targeting health IT systems; however, only 10 percent or less of healthcare organisations' IT budget goes toward cybersecurity and protecting their patients' highly sensitive information, according to a new study from Trustwave. The survey was conducted to measure the challenges facing... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

2015 28 Sep

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities, resulting in more tasks performed per minute (or an increase of nearly 12 percent), according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Researchers say frequent task switching after the new EHR was implemented... 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

Executive Health Management

AUVA Selects Cerner’s Electronic Health Record

2015 16 Jul

The AllgemeineUnfallversicherungsanstalt (General Accident Insurance Institution, AUVA)agreed to implement Cerner Millennium® electronic health record in seven emergency hospitals and four rehabilitation centers. The new agreement will significantly expand Cerner’s market share in Austria. "It has always been one of our main priorities to provide efficiency... Read more