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.”
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.
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