EMR Implementation

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Larger doc practices use narrower array of EHR products

The electronic health record vendor market for larger physician practices is focused on a smaller selection of products than those used in small practices, according to a new report from AmericanEHR Partners, a free online resource founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies.

We need to get to the root of the coordination of care problem

Why is there still such as disconnect between the Meaningful Use program's vision of interoperability and its use in the real world?

PHRs should undergo mixed-method testing to improve usability

Patient engagement through electronic personal health records (PHR) should be evaluated in different ways to make them more useful for the intended consumers, according to a new study in  eGEMs  (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

Nurses: EHRs decrease time with patients, hurt collaboration with outside facilities

While nurses find electronic health records help improve patient safety and make it easier to access health information, they say the systems often are inefficient and hurt outside collaboration, according to a recent study.

Study supports MU Stage 2 threshold for e-prescribing

While adverse drug events are less likely in patients with diabetes when their doctors practice higher levels of e-prescribing, not all groups of patients are equally served by the practice, according to a study published Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Legislators grill Karen DeSalvo on interoperability

The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.

AHRQ: New functionalities for pediatric EHRs need to be added 'thoughtfully'

Electronic health records being used for pediatric care need certain specific functionalities that have been overlooked in EHRs designed for adult care, according to the latest technical brief published by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Lawmakers form working group to find ways to improve EHRs

A new bipartisan committee's working group will gather on Capitol Hill throughout the coming months to find ways to improve electronic health records, according to Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

HHS, Congress plan collaboration to fix doc EHR problems

Legislators and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appear to be on the same side regarding improving electronic health records for physicians so that they can enjoy using them, if the latest Senate hearing is any indication.

EHR market 'healthy' and still growing

The market for electronic health records is still healthy and competitive, with the market reaching $24.9 billion in 2014, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. Sales grew 10 percent from 2012 to 2014.