electronic medical records

Many hospitals not sharing e-patient dataWhy researchers say the industry is “a long way off” from robust electronic patient data sharing.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Bridging pharmacy automation and EMRsAs hospitals and health systems consolidate, hospital pharmacy directors tackle interoperability between pharmacy automation and EMRs. Here are some of the issues.
Clinical decision support tools: 9 ways they improve careA clinical staff armed with the best clinical decision support (CDS) tools can be a game changer when it comes to improving care quality and reducing care costs.
Moving to EMR and destroying written records: I just got suedAs clinicians transition from written to electronic medical records, special care must be taken to follow regulations for retention of records.
Automated EMR alert helps clinicians pay attention to elevated BPInvestigators demonstrated a new use for electronic medical records (EMRs): to notify providers when an intake blood pressure (BP) is elevated by incorporating a real-time electronic alert into the EMR.
EHRs: beware autopilot errorsPotential errors related to EHRs include out-of-date medication lists, cut-and-paste incongruities and failure to heed electronically generated warnings, experts say.
EMRs are good for your practice — reallySome years ago I wrote an editorial in this magazine about my early experience with an electronic medical record (EMR). I indicated that there were definite pitfalls, but overall, it was worth considering for your practice. Over the years I have become far more enthusiastic about this technology and would now strongly recommend it to all dermatologists, other than those who will be retiring very soon or those with a morbid fear of the 21st century and all that it has to offer.
PODCAST: Path to EMR implementation remains a bumpy oneThe electronic medical record (EMR) has become a fact of life for many dermatologists while others are hesitant to change the way they have practiced and have resisted switching to this form of record keeping. Daniel Siegel, M.D., discusses the ramifications of EMR adoption and outlines the path toward adoption of this technology.
What’s missing from the electronic health recordDon't let important patient information fall into the documentation chasm.