Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

By Edmund Billings, MD 02:22 pm September 22, 2014
As reported last year at HIMSS and by many online news and opinion sources since, physician dissatisfaction with EHRs is growing. Indeed, while this blog post doesn't focus on the broader picture, general physician career dissatisfaction is disconcertingly high.
By Eric Venn-Watson, MD 01:50 pm September 16, 2014
Health IT is often considered a silent partner in healthcare -- not seen by patients, but a critical part of the system. As we celebrate National Health IT Week, it's important to realize that although health IT already has a long history.
By Kip Sullivan 10:22 am September 04, 2014
The big data fad in healthcare is the direct result of a quarter century of hype about electronic medical records, promoted by the health policy elite with the encouragement and financial assistance of the computer industry.
By Sherwood Chapman 08:45 am September 04, 2014
The daunting task of connecting fragmented data is the responsibility of providers and insurance providers after the adoption of EHR systems. How can this process be simplified?
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:32 pm September 03, 2014
Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans won’t be able to duck the question for much longer.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:05 am May 30, 2014
The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context of connected health. In our experience, patients significantly increase their adherence to a variety of healthy behaviors when they know that their physician (or her agent) is...
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By Dale Sanders 10:10 am April 28, 2014
Federal meaningful use requirements are well intentioned, but like a teacher who "teaches to the test," the federal meaningful use program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of meaningful use stages, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians.
By Angela Dunn 09:45 am February 21, 2014
I had a chance to talk with Dr. Luis Saldana about the benefits of "medical scribes," and how the role has evolved and exploded in the age of EHRs.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:36 pm January 16, 2014
Implementing, institutionalizing and fully leveraging the EMR is a massive undertaking, and with it comes a host of other implications, five of which will drive the following major trends in 2014.
By John Halamka 08:48 am January 08, 2014
On Jan. 8 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched the next phase of healthcare information exchange in Massachusetts: "Commonwealth Interconnected: Mass HIway Query and Retrieve."

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