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EMR Implementation

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Black Book: Nurse dissatisfaction with inpatient EHRs at all time high

Poor workflow, communication issues and other problems with electronic health records have increased nurse dissatisfaction of inpatient systems to 92 percent, an all-time high, according to the latest report from Black Book Market Research.

End of Highmark-UPMC contract raises concerns about data sharing

The termination of the contract between managed care company Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), slated to end Jan. 1, 2015, has called into question whether UPMC will be able to transfer electronic patient health records in a timely manner.

Unique naming system in EMRs prevents errors in hospital NICU

The use of a unique naming system in the electronic medical records of patients at a Bronx hospital has helped to prevent miscommunication in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Meaningful Use audits: What providers can expect

With CMS doling out billions of dollars in Meaningful Use incentive payments, it is no surprise that providers are increasingly at risk of being audited to see if they actually were entitled to the money. And the stakes of being audited are high: A provider that fails just one element of a Meaningful Use audit not only must return the entire incentive payment for that year, but also is automatically scheduled for another audit of another participating year.   So how can providers reduce the risk that they'll be subject to a Meaningful Use audit? Read our latest special report to learn more. Special Report

Walgreens, VA partner to give veterans more access to vaccinations

Walgreens and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have joined forces to improve care coordination for veterans by providing flu and other CDC-approved vaccinations.

EHRs give advance directive objective short shrift

Electronic health records have fallen down on the job when it comes to dealing with the advance directive objective, according to a new blog post from Carl Bergman.

Provider groups: Extension of MU exemption efforts step in the right direction

Provider groups--particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors--expressed optimism following the decision Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for Meaningful Use hardship applications to Nov. 30.

Texas Health backtracks on statement that Epic EHR led to release of Ebola patient

An electronic health record flaw did not account for the misdiagnosis of an Ebola patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, according to a clarification by the hospital published Friday afternoon.  The hospital uses Wisconsin-based Epic as its EHR vendor. 

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.