EMR Implementation

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Study: Primary-care clinics realize positive ROI from EHRs

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.

Local environment impacts provider ability to adopt interoperable health IT

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.

Intermountain to provide 'clinical governance' for Cerner's Defense EHR bid

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.

HITECH impetus for 'fundamental' market changes among EHR vendors

The HITECH Act has spurred competition and innovation among electronic health record vendors and changed their business model, according to a new study.

KLAS: Three-fourths of providers globally list EHR usability as most important

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.

The 'faux' MU flexibility rule: A ghost no matter what

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.

Proposed legislation shortens 2015 MU reporting window to 90 days

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.

AMA framework looks to improve EHR usability

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.

RAND: EHR usability a 'unique and vexing' challenge to doc satisfaction

The RAND Corporation has released a new study warning that electronic health records worsen physicians' satisfaction, which in turn may adversely affect patient care.

Study: EHR use leads to loss of time

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.