Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Nathan Eddy 10:24 am November 18, 2019
The nudges in reprogrammed electronic health records prompt medical assistants to set up a screening order for doctors to sign once they see the patient.
By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am November 15, 2019
Just under half (49 percent) of all post-acute providers surveyed said the state of their staff's health information technology proficiency is either "extremely poor" or "non-existent," a new Black Book report shows.
By Mike Miliard 09:20 am November 15, 2019
Researchers sought to assess and benchmark how physicians view electronic health record usability, as defined by a standardized metric, and use that to evaluate how poor UX correlates with feelings of job frustration and burnout.
Care collaboration tech reduces hospital’s ED-to-bed wait time by 97 minutes

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina.

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm November 13, 2019
Calls to the administrators on duty decreased from 274 before electronic notifications to 149 since implementation at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
By Mike Miliard 04:50 pm November 11, 2019
With the initiative, reportedly called Project Nightingale, the health system and tech giant have been collecting and analyzing detailed medical records, including names and birth dates, according to the Wall Street Journal.
By Nathan Eddy 11:20 am November 11, 2019
A team of scientists trained a neural network to evaluate electrocardiograms to predict which patients were likely to develop an irregular heartbeat.
Doctors looking at laptop screen
By Deirdre Fulton 04:29 pm November 08, 2019
The research shows significant variability in EHR satisfaction among specialties, but high-quality training can help.
By Nathan Eddy 10:43 am November 08, 2019
"Policy efforts have failed to engage a large proportion of patients in the electronic use of their data or to bridge the 'digital divide' that accompanies health care disparities," according to Health Affairs.

Above photo: Mater Hospital Brisbane. Credit: Mater

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By 09:23 pm November 07, 2019
“Our goal is to make all of a patient’s health record available in our clinical portal so that when a clinician brings up a patient’s record, they can have all the information they need,” said S. Wissmann, director of information management, Mater.

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