Electronic Health Records
EHR usability issues contribute to 36% of med errors; 18.8% may have caused harm.
More clinicians report being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with electronic health records.
Less than 40% of providers reported being satisfied with their electronic health record system switch.
A new software program that combines, stores, and rearranges patient and provider information was linked to positive disease control.
Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.
I requested from our EMR [electronic medical record] provider the ability to add a "sticky note" to our client records.
Practitioners can utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts.
Compared with practices using electronic health records and paper records, patient-centered medical home care may offer more significant benefits.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says interoperability necessary to achieve optimal benefits with electronic health records.
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014.
'Quality indicators' and 'benchmarking' have become buzzwords in many practices, but are efforts truly benefiting patients?
Advances are outpacing arrival speed for this potentially lifesaving technology.
First time shoppers should ask about how EHR system will handle Meaningful Use 2 requirements if not already certified.
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing.
Patients perceive clinicians who make direct eye contact as being more empathetic.
Poor software performance may trigger many small physician practices to leave vendors.
Default settings in electronic health records designed to improve efficiency and standardization can cause harm when not used properly.
Only 1-in-10 physicians surveyed met stage one meaningful use criteria necessary to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments in early 2012.
The U.S. has achieved the end-of-2013 goal of implementing EHRs in 50% of doctor offices and 80% of eligible hospitals.
Overall, clinicians were less satisfied with the ability of EHRs to improve care and with ease of use in 2012 versus 2010.
Balancing the art and science of medicine with government and business is a tricky act.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Report identified 3,946 electronic health record-related medical errors from 2004 to 2012.
One day health-care providers will wonder how we could have possibly ever gotten by without EHRs.
Electronic health record use is associated with a lower rate of malpractice claims among clinicians working in multiple specialties.
Including a patient photograph on a verification screen in electronic health records could help prevent clinicians from placing incorrect orders.
I don't think it will be easy. I know it will be somewhat painful. But in the end, I hope that I will be able to provide my patients with better care using electronic health records.
Hospitals and clinics that do not meet EHR meaningful use requirements by 2015 will face escalating Medicare and Medicaid payment penalties.
Internal medicine residents who were given Apple iPads were more efficient at ordering tests and procedures for their patients, reporting about an hour saved each day.
A recent white paper from AC Group, a Texas-based health IT research and consulting firm, suggests that the rushing to implement electronic health records (EHRs) may actually expose physicians to a greater risk for malpractice lawsuits as many introduce technically inadequate EHRs that are missing important components.
Access to U.S. health care is declining despite the fact that costs are higher than ever.