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EHR implementation


July 6, 2012  12:16 PM

NEJM offers far-ranging takes on HIT implementation

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, HIT workforce

As the summertime vacation season rolls around, people always need some light beach reading, right? The New England Journal of Medicine offered three articles in its June 14th issue that might not quite measure up to an Elmore Leonard crime...

May 30, 2012  11:26 AM

Health care tablet roundup: Cius dead, Playbook maimed, iPad rules

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, mHealth

Our TechTarget colleague Gina Narcisi reports that Cisco quietly retired its Cius tablet this week, ending the run of what at first looked like a promising,


May 17, 2012  11:32 AM

Study: It’s workflow, not EHR implementation that begets quality

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, Meaningful use

A three-year study published in the May-June issue of Annals of Family Medicine, at first blush, doesn't make a good case for EHR implementations. Its findings showed that for 16 practices in the eastern U.S. -- treating...


November 3, 2011  12:36 PM

Take this EHR and shove it: Why EHR training is important

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, EHR training, EHR usability

The conversion from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) taking place in the U.S. health care industry is a massive undertaking that's bound to have some fallout. One of the most unfortunate forms of this fallout is the loss of physicians who are too close to retirement to bother with the...


October 17, 2011  10:54 AM

Six more states commence EHR Medicaid programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
CMS, EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

The first week of October featured six more states that launched their Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Utah...


October 11, 2011  11:16 AM

Industry giants collaborating to bring health IT, EHRs to underserved areas

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
AHIMA, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, hhs, ONC, rural health care

While stories of successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation can bring a sense of calm to other health organizations trying to accomplish the feat, it represents only a portion of those trying to enhance their health IT infrastructure. Another portion include the underserved and rural...


October 10, 2011  11:30 AM

EHR implementation offers wide margins for error, but it’s worth it

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Although there are a significant number of clinical practices that are still selecting a suitable electronic health record (EHR) system, there are also many that have finished the grueling process and are now tackling the next hurdle -- EHR implementation...


October 3, 2011  11:43 AM

Avoiding EHR implementation’s deadly sins

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant As the meaningful use deadline approaches, increasing numbers of clinical practices are adopting EHRs for use in their daily...

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September 22, 2011  11:33 AM

EHR selection succeeds when users have a say

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR implementation, EHR systems, user buy-in

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant As the stage 1 meaningful use deadline approaches, the push for


August 15, 2011  1:05 PM

Don’t forget to train medical students on EHR use

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, EHR security, HIMSS, workflow analysis

Medical students working in a hospital setting must be trained on many things, but one job requirement that is often forgotten is electronic health record (EHR) use. The consequences of neglecting this training reach far and wide, from medical errors to data breaches (unintentional or...


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