Primary-care clinics recovered their financial investments in electronic health record systems in 10 months on average, a recent study found, in part because EHRs allowed them to see more patients.
The local environment affects a provider's ability to adopt and use interoperable health IT, according to an Urban Institute study recently released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Cerner is putting all its cards on the table in its quest for the U.S. Department of Defense's electronic health record contract; the EHR vendor announced Wednesday that it is entering a strategic agreement with Salt Lake City-based provider system Intermountain Healthcare on its bid.
The HITECH Act has spurred competition and innovation among electronic health record vendors and changed their business model, according to a new study.
American providers are not the only ones seeking well designed electronic health records; almost three-fourths of providers around the world say that usability is the No. 1 factor in choosing an EHR system, according to a new report.
Not two weeks ago, I questioned whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's continued rigidity in its stop gap "flexible" Meaningful Use rule for 2014 would come back to haunt the agencies. Turns out I was right. Stakeholders are rebelling--and in a number of different ways.
Legislation introduced to Congress on Tuesday would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow eligible hospitals and providers looking to attest to Meaningful Use in 2015 a 90-day window to do so, as opposed to a 365-day reporting period.
The American Medical Association, concerned about current electronic health record design, has released a new framework outlining eight priorities to improve the usability of the systems.
The RAND Corporation has released a new study warning that electronic health records worsen physicians' satisfaction, which in turn may adversely affect patient care.
As hospitals increasingly use electronic health records, they may also be increasingly losing time during the day to the technology, according to a new study.