Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:59 pm November 05, 2015
These predictions highlight the multitude of transformational innovations that will help us get to much needed efficiencies through proactive personalized care, intelligence driven protocols, machine to machine learning and scaling to deliver care outside provider settings.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Teresa Knight, MD 03:47 pm October 27, 2015
EHRs are commonly understood as a barrier to meaningful connections with patients. But what if it were something that could bring patients into focus? Like a looking glass, something that could actually help me see them more clearly?
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By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:24 am October 21, 2015
The latest video by doctor/rapper ZDoggMD may not win a Grammy, but it likely strikes a chord with clinicians frustrated by the inefficiencies of their EHRs, lack of interoperability, "meaningless abuse" and outdated technology.
By Keith W. Boone 03:05 pm October 19, 2015
Keith Boone has a theory: People will believe two systems are interoperable when they can observe that the systems work together in simple ways with little to no effort -- and in complex ways with some effort.
By Brian Levy, MD 03:44 pm October 08, 2015
Actionable data is critical to advancing healthcare's Triple Aim: improving patient experience, population health and costs. Data accuracy for analytics and information sharing must exist to accomplish these goals.
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By Luke Shulman 11:18 am September 24, 2015
Meaningful use of analytics to improve quality of care and organizational efficiency is contingent on an accessible user-friendly interface. How can "users" find their way back into the "user experience"?
By Lyn Triffletti 08:42 am August 31, 2015
HIPAA compliance, or lack thereof, has both financial and cultural implications, so identifying common HIPAA compliance gaps is a great way to start down the path to compliance.
By Irv Lichtenwald 01:24 pm August 27, 2015
While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing processes that were once manual.

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