By Andy Aroditis – Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by EHR systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively.
By Bennett Lauber – The capacity of the human brain to process information has remained not changed—even as the number of types of users for software-based Internet connected devices has increased at an exponential rate.
A new study issued recently found electronic medical records (EHRs) as currently designed, implemented and regulated, lack usability as a necessary feature, resulting in EHRs that are extremely hard to use compared to other common technologies.
By William Hersh MD – After years of giving lip service to standards, the health information/informatics community is now taking interoperability very seriously. The reason is obvious: we have spent a decade ramping up adoption of EHRs in the US and elsewhere, and we have learned….
Black Book’s European office led this year’s sweeping survey process of 60,000 provider invitations, resulting in 4,056 current EHR user participants around the globe providing insight into 18 specific EHR key performance indicators evidencing progress…
By Matt Fisher – Questions around the state of privacy for healthcare and other information are being left unanswered in many regards. Many services and tools fall outside the “traditional” healthcare realm, which means HIPAA and state-level legal protections focused on…
By Roland Therriault – What will it take for unhappy physician or physician groups to find the right match? The answer, it seems, goes beyond “great technology.” Many doctors are actually on their third — or even their fourth — EHR, and they’re still not happy.
By Brenda Hopkins – Busy health systems contain complexity in workflow variations and transitions, from appointment scheduling and authorizations to referrals and transitions for additional service. Barriers to efficient workflows include poor usable design of technology for…
By Jay Haughton – The issue of physician burnout – caused by heavy administrative loads and poor workflows – is starting to become mainstream news. All across the United States, the delivery of care is stressful for both patients and doctors.
By David Lareau – Long before Fortune Magazine and Kaiser Health News published “Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong”, health IT insiders have recognized that EHRs are flawed and not yielding the quality care improvements and cost savings that futurists forecasted 20 years ago.
By Beth Haenke Just & Karen Proffitt – An overlay is one of healthcare’s most dangerous misidentification problems, in part because its infiltration into the medical record system can be so subtle that it often goes unnoticed until it’s unleashed in the form of an adverse event, HIPAA violation, or billing error.
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.”
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