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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.

Contract issues could spell trouble during MU audits

Physicians and hospitals are facing difficulties during Meaningful Use audits because of unanticipated contract issues related to physician's assignment of incentive payment to the employer, according to attorney Matthew Fisher, of Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Scribe use may hinder EHR design improvement

While the use of scribes may be of value to physicians and hospitals in the short term, it could stifle technological improvements to electronic health records and put patients at risk, according to a viewpoint published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Med students need more access to EHRs

Medical schools should allow students to use electronic health records more so that they can become more competent with them, according to a new editorial published in the  Annals of Family Medicine.

EHR processing errors cause improper payment of disability benefits to veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' West Virginia regional office has been improperly paying disability benefits to some veterans, in part because staff is either not inputting information into the electronic health record or is ignoring alerts generated by the system, according to a new report by the VA's Office of Inspector General.

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.