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workflow analysis


June 22, 2012  1:12 PM

Prescription drug monitoring programs get a boost from health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health data exchange, health information exchange, prescription drug monitoring program, workflow analysis

The number of deaths in the U.S. related to prescription drug overdose has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This emerging epidemic has led to the advent of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) -- statewide...

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...


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


June 23, 2010  12:00 AM

Nurses share their EHR implementation priorities

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, EMR, nurses, workflow analysis

Time and time again, experts tell us that the best EHR implementation begins before a purchasing decision is made -- by


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