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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.

More EHRs mean more employee snooping, punishment

The increase in adoption of electronic health records has led to more snooping by hospital employees of the records of celebrities and others in the news, according to a report from  National Public Radio. However, EHRs also make it easier for the records to be audited for inappropriate access and for the perpetrators to be punished for the privacy violations.

3 upgrades EHRs need to integrate CDS, streamline workflow

Electronic health record systems currently can leave much to be desired when it comes to integrating clinical decision support and streamlining workflows, and there are many enhancements needed for the next generation of EHRs, according to a recent research paper.

Hospital threatens to cut off EHR access to docs not trained in ICD-10

West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center warned its providers that those who fail to undergo ICD-10 training would be cut off from the hospitals' electronic health record system.

Termination of employee for accessing EHR deemed unfair labor practice

Missoula Montana-based Rocky Mountain Eye Center is fighting a ruling that terminating an employee for improper access to its electronic health record is an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act.

AMA adopts policy encouraging med student training in EHRs

The American Medical Association has adopted a policy to encourage the education of medical students in the use of electronic health records.

Allscripts, Cerner top EHR user satisfaction rankings

Allscripts, Cerner and CPSI all retain the top spot in their respective markets for user satisfaction, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.