Getting behavioral health online with EHRs May 13, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt With value-based payment rising, sharing behavioral health information will become more critical in coordinating patient care. Study: Mental health info often left out of EHR data May 13, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt The lack of patients’ mental health data is a microcosm of a larger provider-sharing problem, say authors. EHRs allowing more analytics review for physicians April 15, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt The good news is that EHR systems are producing more data for physicians. The bad news is that utilizing this information isn’t an easy task. Five mistakes you’re making with your EHRs April 15, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt Think you are using your EHR correctly? Think again. You may be guilty of one of these common pitfalls with the systems. Uncertainty ahead for meaningful use and physicians March 22, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt Physicians know that Meaningful Use will soon become part of MIPS, but there plenty of other unknowns about the future use of EHRs. Evaluating the current state of meaningful use March 22, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt As healthcare moves away from the program as it currently exists, physicians must decide to keep EHRs or seek better solutions. New rule would give ONC power to better enforce EHR certification March 05, 2016 By Chris Mazzolini The federal government announced Tuesday proposed rules that would give its Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Technology (ONC) greater oversight to ensure that certified electronic health records (EHR) can actually fulfill the functions physicians need them to, especially when it comes to interoperability. Are patient portals a valuable tool or time waster? February 25, 2016 By David Raths While patient portals can improve efficiency in some practices, they bring with them a host of challenges Patients unhappy with doctors’ EHR use No surprise here—patients say they are usually less satisfied with their doctor’s care when computers were used during appointments, according to a recent JAMA Internal Medicine study. The end is in sight for Meaningful Use January 16, 2016 CMS head says new program will focus on outcomes, not technology use.