Search Tag: electronic health records

IT Management

You say tomatoes, I say tomaahtoes: EHRs need common standards

2018 25 Jul

There is a lot of variability in the way electronic health records are actually used by physicians, which highlights the need for basic standards in EHR design and implementation, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Researchers from the American Medical Association and MedStar Health... Read more

IT Management

EHRs need time to prove worth

2018 11 Jul

New research published in Health Affairs suggests that use of electronic health records (EHRs) can help improve quality of care after all. During the six-year study period (2008-2013), researchers found that mortality rates were initially higher among hospitals with more digital capabilities, but fell over time, as hospitals learned how to work... Read more

IT Management

Disappointing and time-consuming, can EHRs be made useful?

2018 20 Jun

Electronic health record (EHR) systems were supposed to improve the documentation process and retrieval of patient information to help with diagnostic and treatment decisions. Instead, EHRs became a source of physician discontent and burnout. Most doctors hate EHRs, and it isn’t clear that they make patients any better off either.  Now, experts... Read more

Executive Health Management

eHealth – transforming healthcare in disruptive times

2018 23 May

Where is eHealth in Ireland heading and where could it lead us?   Examining the state of eHealth, its challenges and opportunities at the European Association of Hospital Managers congress in Dublin.   With digital innovations dramatically transforming every layer of the healthcare landscape, intensive discussions are required to manage... Read more

IT Management

How to turn around failing EHRs

2018 01 May

Electronic health records were supposed to cut medical costs by driving down administrative expenses. However, despite a wider adoption of EHRs, reductions in billing costs have not been realised, says a new study by Harvard Business School and Duke University researchers. “The theory was that part of having electronic records was to lower the cost.... Read more

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... Read more

Health Management

Smart contracts in healthcare

2018 25 Jan

Lo o k i ng a t t he f u t u r e o f S m a r t Co n t r a c t s i n h e a l t h c a r e. Coul d S mar t Contract-enable d bloc k chain s  hel p p r otec t patien t dat a  whil e als o p r omot in g watertigh t agreement... Read more

Health Management

Let's change before we have to

2018 25 Jan

T h e r ac e i s o n t o i m p l e m e n t t e c h n o l o g y e f f e c t i v e l y f or i m p r ov e d l i a i s i n g a n d b e t t e r h e a l t h o u t c o m e s. Healt h technolog y ca n chang e healthcar... 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... Read more