EHR documentation challenges remain April 17, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Studies show documentation remains a significant pain point for physicians, but technology developments on the horizon deliver hope for improvements. Handling wearable data remains challenging for physicians April 17, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Experts predict an increasing number of patients will want, and need, to share data generated from devices, forcing health IT to find ways to keep up. EHRs open opportunities for clinical trials, research participation March 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Systems allow physicians and their patients to more easily identify relevant studies, although working such alerts into workflow can be challenging Artificial intelligence could create smarter EHRs March 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt AI will be an increasingly important player in healthcare IT, with better medical care being an expected benefit. Uncertainty slows physician investments in EHRs February 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt A new administration in Washington, D.C., will likely impact federal regulations around EHRs, so physicians should cautiously move forward. Interconnectivity, more devices heighten security risk to EHRs February 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Physicians facing evolving cyberthreats need to evolve their security stance to avoid being weakest link in electronic ecosystem. Prepare your EHR now for value-based care January 12, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to a model based on quality care, physicians need to make sure their computer systems can keep pace. Use of mobile EHR apps can boost productivity January 12, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Going mobile isn’t seamless, but strategic decisions on how to work such devices into workflow practices can yield efficiency gains. ONC turns to medical community to boost interoperability December 16, 2016 By Mary Pratt Seven funding recipients test technologies that facilitate patient data sharing for larger possible information exchange. EHRs should factor into practice continuity plans December 16, 2016 By Mary Pratt Growing use of computerized records requires planning and practice, experts say. Here are five ways to proactively prepare for an EHR outage.