By Bob McNellis – The meeting took place nearly 15 years ago, but I still remember vividly the bold declaration by a former Congressional leader advocating for technological reforms in healthcare. “Paper kills!” he warned. “Paper records are an utterly irrational national security risk.”
By Art Gross – As the value of healthcare data remains high, there is no denying that healthcare organizations make prime targets for cybercriminals. To wreak havoc and make a profit from compromised patient data, cybercriminals exploit weak spots in healthcare organizations…
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
Health Systems Advise Financially Struggling Peers to Measure EHR Vendor Value Propositions Against Heavy Brand Influences
Over seven frenzied years of inpatient EHR system implementations, Black Book crowd-surveyed tens of thousands of tech-weary hospital executives and user-level IT staff that withstood at least one broad EHR system switch to reconsider if providers got what they bargained for.
By William A. Hyman – In the continued theme of easing burdens previously created, HHS now wants to know, via a Request for Information, how HIPAA rules “may impede the transformation to value-based health care” or “limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and…
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology such as electronic health records.
By William Hyman – Once again, we are assured that ONC wants to reduce the burdens they helped create. This time we learn of these desires in the draft “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.”
By William A. Hyman – One feature of EHRs is the ability to provide prompts to clinicians about the care being provided to their patients. Such prompts, generally called Clinical Decision Support are usually driven by practice guidelines or derived from AI efforts.
By Bennett Lauber – The lack of usability of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare IT applications, in general, has been in the news again. We’ve heard time and time again that developers need to focus on “Stability,” “Reliability,” “Scalability” and “Interoperability” of systems.
By William Hyman – Hype is defined as promoting or publicizing something, often exaggerating its importance or benefits. In our business, hype has been associated with EHRs and some of its associated elements such as Computer Decision Support, Artificial Intelligence, Interoperability and blockchain.
By Sarah Michel – As nurses, we know that patient care is not one-size-fits-all. Every patient has unique needs when it comes to determining the best course of treatment.
By Inga Shugalo – When it comes to EHRs, physicians tend to take them as a necessary evil. While health specialists struggle to work with clogged and slow legacy systems, they can’t just quit on using them.
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