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EHR usability

November 12, 2010  7:07 AM

How to bring electronic health records into the exam room

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR usability, electronic health records, PCs and desktops

One of the most common complaints heard about the use of electronic health records (EHRs), is that clinicians don't know how to successfully interact with both patient and computer in the exam room. Many health care professionals worry that their patient visits will end up looking something like...

October 11, 2010  10:17 AM

Encouraging EHR use is all about the workflow

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, EHR usability, workflow analysis

Hospital IT departments around the country are encouraging electronic health record (EHR) use. But what happens when users on the proverbial front line repeatedly reach for paper charts? And, more importantly, why does it keep happening? One problem stems from poor

August 18, 2010  12:01 AM

Mass. General EHR search pilot points way to better quality of care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR search, EHR usability, Google

A few of us old souls can remember the early days of the World Wide Web, when you had to remember -- or worse yet, guess -- the URLs of sites you wanted to get to. "" or "" were simple to divine via the Mosaic browser's address bar, but some of the .net and other locations...

July 14, 2010  8:35 AM

NIST tackles EHR usability standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR usability, nist

GAITHERSBURG, MD. -- Tuesday was a crazy day for U.S. health IT. First, the long-awaited meaningful use rules dropped. Those were "relaxed" from previous...

June 8, 2010  3:15 PM

Beacon communities commentary, and other news

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Beacon Community grants, EHR, EHR systems, EHR usability, Telemedicine

As reported last week, the federal government will award two more Beacon communities grants, on top of the 15 grants given out last month. In speaking to...

June 2, 2010  9:38 AM

EHR usability a matter of competitive edge

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, EHR usability

Fear of losing a competitive edge might be keeping health IT vendors from talking about the usability of their products, but some developers suggest there's a way around that. The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has published the findings of interviews...

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