Search Tag: electronic health records

Executive Health Management

Help or hindrance? EHRs and admin cost reductions

2018 27 Feb

Despite huge investments in healthcare IT, EHR systems in particular, hospitals have not benefited much in terms of improving administrative efficiency. Electronic health records were supposed to bring down administrative costs but, as a new study in JAMA suggests, they may not be getting the job done.Administrative costs accounted for much as a quarter... Read more

Health Management

Smart contracts in healthcare

2018 25 Jan

Looking at the future of Smart Contracts in healthcare. Could Smart Contract-enabled blockchains help protect patient data while also promoting watertight agreements in healthcare? How Blockchain and Smart Contracts will impact the funding of research and innovation in healthcare Definitions Blockchain: A digital ledger in which transactions made in... Read more

Health Management

Let's change before we have to

2018 25 Jan

The race is on to implement technology effectively for improved liaising and better health outcomes.Health technology can change healthcare but only with implementation of basics such as collaboration, communication and easy exchange, combined with transformation of some traditional workflows. AirBNB, TripAdvisor, Uber, OpenTable, WhatsApp and many... 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

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

IMAGING Management

Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

2017 11 Apr

Emerging technologies – such as machine learning and data analytics – will provide enormous opportunities for radiologists to augment and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients, according to a report to appear in Journal of the American College of Radiology. The report urges radiologists to maintain an active role in guiding the... Read more

IT Management

Price: Push for Interoperability Continues

2017 12 Mar

The Trump administration will continue to push interoperability in order to promote the growth of health information technology and electronic health records, according to HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price.  An article in Modern Healthcare says Price sent a letter to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to elaborate on policy positions he'd given during his congressional... Read more

IT Management

Copy-Paste Use in EHRs: Safety Issues

2017 12 Feb

The use of copy and paste functionality in electronic health records (EHRs) has introduced "unintended safety-related issues into the clinical environment,” according to a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology. Copy and paste, which is intended to help clinicians post information in patients’ records, can cause errors to... Read more

ICU Management

Safety Issues May Be Missed in EHR Reviews

2016 12 Jul

Variable use of electronic health records between and within professions could mean that as much as half of patient safety issues could be missed, according to a simulation study. The study, by Knewton K. Sakata, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA, and... Read more

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 for enhancing... Read more