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August 10, 2016  2:41 PM

Dentists and meaningful use

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, e, EHR, EHR adoption, meaningful use attestation

It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there were no penalties for...

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...

September 30, 2015  3:44 PM

Survey: Technology in healthcare not yet meeting patients’ expectations

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Electronic Medical Record, personal health records

A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays or health records from...

September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...

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 30, 2015  10:53 AM

FDA group to support combined EHR, electronic data capture systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical information systems, EHR, EHR systems, FDA

Clinical research and patient information captured during treatment are kept in different electronic systems and by separate organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to support...

June 25, 2015  12:31 PM

The reason some doctors quit? EHRs, says one noted columnist

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR technology

The general consensus surrounding the movement to EHRs, at least from what I've heard and read, is that, although not perfect, EHRs are a good thing for doctors, healthcare organizations and patients alike. Where the problems come in are with the other stuff. For example, the

June 17, 2015  3:34 PM

Practice Fusion CEO talks market share in solo practices and relationship with bigger vendors

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, cloud EHR, EHR adoption, Epic, mckesson, Practice Fusion

Ryan Howard, the 40-year-old founder and CEO of cloud EHR vendor Practice Fusion Inc., certainly doesn’t lack for confidence. In some ways, Howard’s brash charisma...

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...

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