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Disconnected, part 2: New interoperability approaches offer promise and challengesAlthough the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) currently is very limited, several moves are afoot to improve it.
More trouble for EHRs?Two new studies highlight shortcomings of Meaningful Use program and doctors’ dissatisfaction with technology
Why physicians must develop a mobile technology strategyTechnology has changed the practice of medicine—clinically and operationally. But what about the technology on the business operations side of your practice? Do you have a strategy for keeping up in this mobile world?
Three ways to get the most out of your EHREHR technology may not be the greatest, but it is a necessary part of most medical practices. Here are three ways to make it work better.
Three considerations before choosing an EHRA successful EHR implementation should begin well before the vendor arrives at your practice
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.
EHRs found to reduce prescribing problems in patients with diabetesPrimary care physicians often complain that the benefits of using electronic health record (EHR) systems are outweighed by the costs of implementing the technology and meeting government meaningful use (MU) standards. But a new study suggests that in at least one area—reducing adverse drug events—EHRs are having an impact.
13 more complete EHR systems get ONC nod for 2014 certificationSince the 16-day government shutdown in October, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology reports that 13 complete electronic health record (EHR) systems have been added to the ranks of those achieving 2014 edition certification for Meaningful Use.
Technology vies to aid physician reimbursement with new payment modelseClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani: "I think the last decade has been predominately about digitizing the delivery of healthcare, and that's helped in reducing errors that creep in when patient information is not electronic."
Social networks, telemedicine will forever change the delivery of healthcareBig data will get even bigger as physicians use resources to manage chronic conditions, says Amazing Charts president John Squire.