Search Tag: electronic health records

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

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 for enhancing... 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

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

IT Management

Big Data Cuts Readmissions

2015 16 Nov

Use of big data has helped University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the second largest integrated payer-provider network in the USA, reduce readmissions. The key was to combine data from both sides of the business — hospital and insurance, according to UPMC Chief Analytics Officer Pamela Peele.“Providers are trained to manage disease, and insurers... Read more

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

LetDoctorsBeDoctors.com 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

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

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


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