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EHR usability


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...

June 2, 2015  12:51 PM

AMIA task force recommends simplifying documentation, refocusing EHR regulation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR governance, EHR standards, EHR systems, EHR usability

Now that EHRs have been cemented as technology that isn't going away any time soon, healthcare providers are looking for ways to set their EHR systems up for optimum performance and future stability. In response, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) assembled the


May 5, 2015  2:05 PM

Senate health committee leaders form bipartisan EHR improvement group

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR standards, EHR usability, HITECH Act, Reboot

A member of a Republican group that previously targeted the meaningful use program has crossed party lines to work with Democrats on a mission to improve the use of EHRs. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.), chairman of the


July 25, 2014  2:59 PM

Congress puts ICD-10 delay under scrutiny

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR safety, EHR usability, ICD-10, ICD-10 delay

Meaningful use and EHR safety are in Washington lawmakers' sights, as we've highlighted recently in a story and a


June 27, 2013  11:48 AM

The future of health IT could be bright, but more work is needed

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR usability, Health IT, HIPAA, Meaningful use, patient engagement

This will be my last blog for this site. I will soon be transitioning to another corner of the TechTarget universe where analytics is the name of the game. The occasion got me thinking about where the health IT industry is now and where it has the opportunity to go. Even though I will no longer be...


April 2, 2013  11:08 AM

Specialist groups offer support for EHR Improvements Act

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR improvements act, EHR systems, EHR usability

Specialist groups voiced their concern with meaningful use of EHRs criteria by supporting the proposed Electronic Health Records Improvements Act. The bill, supported by 20 groups, seeks to provide specialists with...


March 20, 2013  3:00 PM

KLAS: Providers need vendors to improve EHR usability, EHR safety

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cerner, EHR implementation, EHR safety, EHR usability, Epic, KLAS, mckesson, Uncategorized

“As suggested by the new 2014 certification standards, vendors should take more responsibility for both the usability and safety of their products. These responsibilities shouldn’t be the sole purview of healthcare organizations and providers like they have been until now.” So said one...


January 10, 2013  5:00 PM

New study explains why EHR cost savings don’t happen

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, EHR usability, health care costs, Interoperability, Meaningful use

Electronic health records deliver disappointing returns on investment, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. The reasons why the technology has failed to make a meaningful impact on health care costs...


February 6, 2012  1:07 PM

Use of iPad in health care rising, but will it plateau?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR usability, ipad adoption, ipad ehr, mobile device management

Use of the Apple Inc. iPad in health care has risen dramatically since the device was released nearly two years ago. The warm embrace that the industry gave the device, by now, surprises few...


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...


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