Health IT Pulse:

EHR systems


September 1, 2011  1:18 PM

Report shows that EHR adoption can improve quality of care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR adoption, electronic health records, quality of care

Despite the federal government's push for health care providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), there is little evidence to support the idea that EHR adoption will bring about an...

August 31, 2011  11:50 AM

ANSI opens EHR certification; AHIMA, ANSI ally on HIT standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, ANSI, EHR, EHR certification, EMR, Meaningful use

At long last, permanent EHR certification is on track. Vendors, hospitals and ambulatory physicians now know the process has begun in earnest -- a key step in unlocking all...


August 17, 2011  11:38 AM

Universal patient identifiers: Get them done, now

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR system, Patient ID, universal patient identifiers

My name is Don Fluckinger. My pals and work colleagues will likely confirm that I am, er, a unique individual. Last I checked, I'm the only Don Fluckinger on Facebook, which makes me a popular guy, a conduit for all the John Smiths I went to school with looking to friend our mutual pal Jim...


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...


July 28, 2011  11:30 AM

EMR rollout requires team effort, flexibility

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR attestation process, electronic health records, EMR, Interoperability

While switching paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs) often brings trepidation among doctors, practices and hospitals alike, a successful implementation out of Wisconsin shows...


July 8, 2011  2:06 PM

How EHR technology and ICD-10 impact the clinical coding workflow

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
clinical coding, Coding and documentation, EHR technology

The implementation of EHR technology -- in conjunction with the


July 7, 2011  11:29 AM

EHR vendors: Watch first, code later

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, electronic health record

In the course of interviewing two sources for two different stories, interviewees took me down the same interesting side street, conversationally. They both were convinced the best electronic health record (EHR) applications are built when programmers first shadow a clinician before they design...


June 23, 2011  12:18 PM

Linking consumer health information to EHRs and PHRs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, Meaningful use, mHealth, phr

Last summer, the IT folks at USA.gov unveiled a general app store for citizens that included several free mobile health care apps, including...


June 20, 2011  1:24 PM

EHR software market to exceed $6 billion by 2015

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR systems, EHR vendor

The electronic health record (EHR) software market is poised to exceed $6 billion by 2015, according to the research firm Markets and Markets. This will represent tremendous growth, the firm noted,...


June 14, 2011  12:01 PM

Still using paper workarounds? You might be helping your EMR

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EMR, Workarounds

Improving coordination of care supported by health IT is an ongoing and important theme. One way to improve that care is by delving into both paper and computerized workarounds. A new


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