Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Thomas Grove 02:50 pm December 15, 2015
IT professionals must be trusted partners in hospitals' solutions, not perpetrators of needless mistakes and risk. The following tips should be top of mind before starting on your hospital's IT implementation or upgrade project.
By David Lareau 11:48 am December 02, 2015
There is mounting evidence that clinical decision support tools can significantly improve patient outcomes. Not only is this good news for the patient, it is also good news for our entire healthcare delivery system.
By John Halamka 09:13 am December 02, 2015
As each year comes to a close, John Halamka, MD, looks back on the challenges and achievements of the past 12 months.
By Drew Schiller 08:52 am November 30, 2015
(SPONSORED) While technology promises a future of connected networks and free-flowing information, the challenge remains bridging the gap between data silos to improve patient care.
By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By D'Arcy Gue 02:59 pm November 23, 2015
On the face of it, the use of computers to order prescriptions seems like a no-brainer. Who, after all, is capable of reading a physician's handwriting? But if we set aside clichés, there is still this question: Does e-prescribing provide distinct benefits over handwritten patient prescriptions?
By Robert Dichter 08:54 am November 19, 2015
In part one of this series, we discussed thinking about becoming an ACO and the strategic foundation necessary to accomplish that. In part two, we discussed how patient engagement is another important element of successful ACOs. In this third installment, we'll look at ACOs from a technology perspective.
By Tim Cannon 09:26 am November 18, 2015
Knowing who you need for an EHR implementation is one thing; finding and hiring them is another. Here are some tips on how to find the best professionals and how to get them to join the team.
By John Halamka 09:09 am November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By Robert Dichter 08:50 am November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.

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