Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)
This week's top stories include hospitals facing a long road to recovery after COVID-19's devastating winter surge, HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra signaling support for virtual care and Google launching an EHR navigation tool.
Practical machine learning applications can help improve safety and efficiency – automating medication history in hospital EHRs and aggregating patient records in consumer apps, says DrFirst President Cameron Deemer.
Dr. Afzal Chaudhry, CMIO at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, says it's when you have that embodiment of technology fully embedded in the workflow that you start to see real benefits.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt, VP of research and editorial strategy at athenahealth, discusses how poor health IT usability can lead to burnout and what kinds of usability efforts are needed to fight stress.
Cerner's Hans Buitendijk, EHRA executive committee chair, and Foothold Technology's David Bucciferro, committee vice chair, describe how the association's COVID-19 Task Force is helping provider customers.
This week's top stories include NorthShore University HealthSystem's digital strategy being tested against the second wave, Amazon rolling out Amazon Pharmacy, and a report finding front-line workers spend significant time fixing technical problems.
Innovaccer Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Nace shares his thoughts on the changing landscape of health data and information sharing.
Adding clinical decision support and the capability to see patient activity outside the four walls of the hospital enabled, among other things, a 94% reduction in Dilaudid use at CalvertHealth Medical Center.
Medicomp Systems Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jay Anders discusses the causes and some cures for physicians overwhelmed by electronic health record systems.
The pandemic provides a "perfect example" for why the distributed ledger technology was invented, says HHS Technology Group President Brett Furst.