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LaVerne Council: VA officials evaluating EHR recommendations

Department of Veterans Affairs CIO for the Office of Information Technology LaVerne Council said Thursday that the VA this summer will go into more detail on its future electronic health record plans.

Does Major League Baseball have gaps in its EHR policies?

Since this is baseball's opening week, I read with particular interest the fact that electronic health records are not only being used to treat Major League Baseball players, but have also become instrumental in helping clubs determine whether a particular trade or free agent would be a good investment. This goes beyond other secondary uses of EHRs in sports, such as population health research. Here, an employer is using the EHR to determine whether a player is healthy enough to be worth a deal. 

MLB covers its bases by using EHRs in player trades

Electronic health records are doing more for sports organizations than just helping during treatment of athletes--Major League Baseball is using the systems to help teams determine whether they should finalize player trades, according to an article in  Cincinnati.com.

Docs spend more than an hour a day on EHR-based notifications

Physicians spend more than an hour a day dealing with the notifications they receive from their electronic health records, according to a new study in  JAMA Internal Medicine.

Physician proficiency increases with EHR experience

For new resident physicians already overwhelmed in learning a new specialty, learning how to use a new electronic health record system presents just one more challenge.  

Researchers: Medical interns spent up to 7 hours a day using EHRs

Medical interns spent as much as seven hours a day on electronic health records and clocked an additional five hours a day on them even after they got used to the systems, according to a small study published in the  Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Clinicians criticize poor workflow, interoperability of EHRs

Clinician organization leaders aired their grievances about electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program Wednesday at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia.  

Texas hospital's EHR system suffers ransomware attack

Mount Pleasant Texas-based Titus Regional Medical Center is the latest victim of a cyberattack of its electronic health record system, with ransomware making it inaccessible.

Cerner's Neal Patterson to 'slow down' for cancer treatment

Neal Patterson, Cerner's founder, chairman and chief executive officer, announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer will be scaling back his activities as he begins treatment.

Indiana University, Regenstrief develop EHR training tool

Indiana University Medical School and Indianapolis-based health informatics firm the Regenstrief Institute have developed an electronic medical record that teaches medical students to learn how to use the systems.