Electronic health record software installations can take a financial toll on hospitals and health systems as they wrestle with temporarily lower patient volumes and disruptions to workflows, as well as higher IT costs.
While EHRs are nothing new, many clinicians continue to struggle with them and dislike the accompanied administrative work. For every hour a physician spends with a patient, he or she might spend an additional two hours tapping data into an EHR or completing other administrative tasks.1...
The Mayo Clinic Epic implementation was huge—one of the largest projects the health system has ever undertaken, according to outgoing CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.
The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."
More and more health IT developers are putting the FHIR standard in their products. But there's still work to be done to boost use of FHIR, which allows data to move as discrete elements.
The fax machine has proved to be difficult to remove from the healthcare communication chain, though efforts to do so are increasing.
Physicians and electronic health records (EHRs) have a complicated relationship. Here's how physicians feel about interoperability, clinician workflow, and their overall engagement in the technology based on our 2018 survey.
An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day.
A federal appellate court rejected CliniComp's claim that Cerner Corp. was improperly granted the VA's $10 billion EHR contract.
UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.
Burke, who spearheaded a contract to overhaul the VA's EHR system, will leave the role Nov. 2. John Peterzalek, who currently works on client relationships for Cerner Corp., will take on Burke's responsibilities.
Clinician burnout has been an issue for years, and is a complex, systemic problem. Evidence tells us that it decreases the quality of care and damages the patient experience. Fixing it will take more than just improving the electronic health record (EHR).