EMR Implementation

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Senate hearing on EHRs focuses on Meaningful Use problems, interoperability

In what Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called a "wrap-up session" during a hearing Oct. 1, focused on electronic healthcare records, the health committee chairman outlined five reasons to delay finalizing Stage 3 of Meaningful Use.

GAO report: Meaningful Use presents a hurdle to achieving interoperability

Despite the importance of electronic health record interoperability to improving the state of overall care delivered in the U.S., several hurdles remain to get to seamless patient data exchange between providers, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Problems with new Epic EHR contributed to U.K. hospitals' drop in care quality

The United Kingdom's Care Quality Commission has recommended that the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust be put on "special measures" in large part because of problems the Trust has had in implementing its new Epic electronic health record system.

House lawmakers urge for delay and 'refocus' of MU Stage 3

Calls for Meaningful Use Stage 3 to be delayed are growing, with more than 100 House lawmakers adding their voices to the din.

Niam Yaraghi: Non-MU drivers will spur more doc adoption of EHRs

Physicians will continue to adopt electronic health records even though the Meaningful Use program's funds have "dried up," according to Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at the Brooking Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.

More than 80 percent of ambulatory docs using EHRs

The number of physicians adopting electronic health records continues to rise, with more than eight of 10 ambulatory care physicians using an EHR, according to a  data brief  from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Study: Commercial EHR use increases ED task-shifting, poses safety hazard

Switching from a homegrown electronic health record system to a commercial one in a hospital's emergency department greatly increased the frequency of task-switching by physicians, which can have a negative impact on patient safety, according to a study published recently in the  Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Sen. Lamar Alexander: Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3

At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that Meaningful Use Stage 3 should be delayed until 2017 and phased in based on the program's success thereafter.

Survey: 70 percent of healthcare professionals satisfied with their EHRs

The number of healthcare professionals pleased with their electronic health record systems continues to grow, with a majority of those responding to a new survey saying they either were satisfied or very satisfied with their tools.

Number of providers replacing their EHRs quadrupled in one year, ONC says

The number of providers who changed their electronic health record systems jumped four-fold from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on attestation.