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EHR implementation


May 24, 2016  3:12 PM

Healthcare executives, nurses share different EHR replacement results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation

When it comes to EHRs and whether they helped or harm the quality and delivery of care, healthcare professionals are divided. The majority of hospitals leaders -- some of whom had input into replacing their organization's EHR -- think their choice to replace their EHR did not have a negative...

January 26, 2016  2:38 PM

Rural physicians keep pace with urban professionals in EHRs, meaningful use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, meaningful use attestation, rural health care

Though they are often thought to possess fewer resources than their colleagues that practice in different geographic locations, physicians who are based in rural areas have kept up with...


July 21, 2015  1:00 PM

A health IT implementation brings work interruptions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHRQ, EHR implementation, health IT tools

Undertaking a health IT implementation will result in numerous interruptions to the workflows of clinicians and associated staff members, though those interruptions frequently don't involve the new technology system. Two U.S. healthcare organizations -- which included one specialty and five primary...


June 9, 2015  11:05 AM

Switching to cloud-based EHRs reduces data breach concerns for most small practices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cloud EHR, EHR implementation, EHR security, Interoperability

Significantly fewer physicians that deploy cloud-based EHR systems in solo or small medical practices are worried about their system's security than their counterparts that use server-based EHRs. More than 80% of users of server-based systems are fearful their system or hosted files may be...


October 22, 2014  1:05 PM

Nurses bemoan system deficiencies in EHR survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR cost, EHR implementation, ehr purchasing, nurses

Nurses -- a group of employees often left out of hospital technology purchasing decisions -- were recently asked for their opinions on the EHRs they work with. Their disapproval was nearly universal. Nearly all of them (98%) said they weren't part of the purchase or configuration processes for...


September 2, 2014  12:58 PM

DoD calls for proposals for new healthcare management systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
DOD, EHR, EHR implementation, gao, VA

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a request for proposals to update their legacy health IT systems, including their EHR. The project is expected to come with a multi-billion dollar price tag and put modernized systems in place...


June 20, 2014  12:40 PM

2014 so far a bumpy stretch for Cerner Corp.

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR implementation, EHR systems

These have been turbulent times for Cerner Corp. The Kansas City-based health IT monolith’s latest predicament unfolded behind closed doors when Ventura County, California grand jurors found that Cerner knew the county...


June 11, 2014  10:49 AM

Health IT tops healthcare investment list for 2014

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, Health IT

Hospitals have health IT at the top of their to-do lists in 2014, as evidenced by responses of executives to an online survey. Nearly half (49%) of C-suite executives, representing 112 hospitals in 32 states, stated that their facilities'


April 9, 2014  11:13 AM

HIMSS Analytics study measures EHR governance programs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR governance, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics

According to study data collected by HIMSS Analytics, 60% of healthcare organizations have a formalized EHR governance program in place. And almost two-thirds of the time, it's not just IT staffers doing the governing: Physicians and nurses are having their say in how the application and its use...


February 27, 2014  11:48 AM

ONC’s proposed 2015 EHR certification standards open to comment period

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR implementation, meaningful use stage 2

Following through on their promise to update certification criteria more frequently, the ONC has released its proposed rule for 2015 voluntary EHR certification standards.


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