EMR Implementation

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Beacon communities attaining 'clinical transformation' with health IT

The Beacon communities have done a good job in building and expanding their use of electronic health records and other health technologies to improve their clinical practices, according to a recently published report from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

EHRs critical to 'learning health system' model

Electronic health records can help create network based learning health systems to integrate chronic care management, quality improvement and research, according to a study published in the August edition of  eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).

Vendor changes increasing EHR satisfaction among larger doc practices

Vendor improvements to their electronic health records are increasing large practices' satisfaction with their systems, according to a new survey from Black Book Rankings.

HHC tech leaders out amid billing probe of EMR implementation

Four top leaders at New York City's Health and Hospitals Corp. have left the organization after an investigation into improper billing for a revamp of its electronic medical record system.

Providers must anticipate 'activation' risks in EHR implementation

Providers often don't identify and plan for some of the potential risks in implementing an electronic health record, according to Dana Kimmel, an associate principal for health technology consulting group Aspen Advisors.

AMA: Doc satisfaction with EHRs declining

A greater percentage of doctors are unhappy with their electronic health records than five years ago, according to a survey from the American Medical Association and others.

Meaningful Use impact on physician EHR adoption 'weak'

The Meaningful Use program and its incentive payments lack "statistical significance" on physicians' adoption rates of electronic health records, according to a study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Hospitals to HHS: Finalize MU Stage 2 rule now

A rule easing requirements to the Meaningful Use program is past due, and hospitals "need the certainty of a final rule now," according to a coalition of hospitals and health systems.

EHR costs outweigh benefits, analysis finds

Electronic health records have potential, but their benefits won't be achieved without significant upfront costs by providers, patients and the federal government, according to a new analysis from the American Action Forum, a nonprofit think tank.

Niam Yaraghi to Cerner: Prepare for failure

Now that the Department of Defense has awarded its electronic health record modernization contract to a team led by Leidos and Cerner, Brookings Institution fellow Niam Yaraghi says it will be a priceless learning opportunity.