Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

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.
By Tim Cannon 10:36 am August 25, 2015
Facing a new EHR implementation is like facing the bogeyman of health IT. Transition to a new system can be a nightmare. But as technology advances, such a move can be a necessity. These folks can help.
By John Halamka 09:46 am August 20, 2015
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders.
By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am August 07, 2015
There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention.
By Chuck Webster, MD 07:56 am August 06, 2015
The health IT industry has a second chance at building process-aware health information systems, if we proceed carefully and in the right manner. In this, the fourth part of my five-part series, are my suggestions on making workflow interoperability happen.
By Chuck Webster, MD 10:28 am August 04, 2015
To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task interoperability in the second part of my five-part series on task and workflow interoperability.

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