EHR implementation

Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watch
Six healthcare interoperability barriers to watchIs interoperability in healthcare a dream, or will payers, providers, and technology vendors finally come together to make data more available to one another?
Interoperability remains huge hindrance to improved care qualityHigh customer satisfaction has been linked with stronger loyalty, sales, and profits. So why hasn’t the healthcare industry caught on?
Are EHRs delivering on expectations?
Are EHRs delivering on expectations?Concerns among stakeholders may call for EHR system revamping
Practice nets over $1 million from EHR adoption
Practice nets over $1 million from EHR adoptionFive years after adopting an electronic health record (EHR) system, a North Carolina ophthalmology practice saw a 41% return on investment, and netted roughly $1.2 million in revenue, according to a new report.
Four ways to engage physicians in health IT initiativesCreating buy-in among hospital physicians when embarking on a new technology initiative can be difficult. Here are some tips.
Three considerations before choosing an EHRA successful EHR implementation should begin well before the vendor arrives at your practice
Educating Staff on Your New EHROne of the most important things that a practice can do is provide for adequate staff training on a new EHR system. Here are four steps for success.
EHRs' broken promise
EHRs' broken promiseElectronic health records (EHRs) promised to revolutionize healthcare delivery. In some respects, they have. But for physicians deluged by patients, EHRs have yet to fulfill their lofty promises and, in many cases, have added considerable strain to the daily workload of physicians. In this article, physicians discuss with Medical Economics how EHRs should—and must—improve to reach their potential.
Patient portals: Essential, but underused by physiciansMany physicians regard patient portals as just another hoop they have to jump through to get their electronic health record (EHR) incentives and/or avoid Medicare penalties. But that view can be short-sighted, consultants say, if practices neglect portal services that are attractive to patients.
EHRs: beware autopilot errorsPotential errors related to EHRs include out-of-date medication lists, cut-and-paste incongruities and failure to heed electronically generated warnings, experts say.