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How one medical group uses EHR to tackle three strategic goals

Prime Care Family Practice COO Amar Shah says the platform helps it address quality, cost and overutilization.

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Checklist: 10 steps for future-proofing ambulatory EHRs

Action items to help make the most of whichever electronic health record platform you’ve chosen.

EU report looks at uptake of EHRs, ePrescribing, and online access to health information

The number of people seeking health information online across EU countries nearly doubled last year, compared to figures from 2008, according to research cited in a new report from the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Infrastructure reality check: What can go in the cloud, really?

Some healthcare CIOs say it's time to move just about everything to the cloud, while others say not so fast.

Steward Health Care Network workflow automation yields 161% increase in care coordination

The problem was the web of multiple EMRs that complicated the process and created dramatic variances in the way referrals were processed.

Many smaller providers regretting EHR switches

Black Book survey shows that some were wooed by brand names, instead of seeking core functionalities that give ROI – and wish they'd gotten more bang for their buck.

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How hospitals can turn innovation labs into commercial profit centers

Sinai AppLab at Mount Sinai Health System in New York and UPMC Enterprises at UPMC in Pittsburgh offer tips for commercialization success.

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Updating EHR templates to match staff workflows aids ED performance

St. Mary Medical Center brought in a consulting team to reduce length of stay and the left-without-being-seen rate in its emergency department – and it worked.

Hospital for Special Surgery first orthopedic hospital to win HIMSS Davies Award

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, the first specialty hospital to win a HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence. has found a way to use teamwork and health IT to improve processes and care outcomes.

With nearly 19,000 annual inpatient surgeries, requiring close bed utilization monitoring, HSS leadership used to receive operational reports four times a day using manual data collection, but this posed significant operational challenges, and length of stay adherence was also lacking.