EHR critics

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Affinity RNs Call For Halt To Flawed Electronic Medical Records System Scheduled To Go Live Friday

Press Release | National Nurses United | June 18, 2013

Affinity Medical Center RNs in Massillon, Ohio are calling on hospital officials to delay the planned June 21 implementation of the Cerner electronic medical records (EMR) system, until the hospital bargains with the nurses and proceeds in a safe manner. The direct-care RNs, represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) in Ohio, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU), say that nurses, the primary users of the complex system, have had insufficient training, which will put patients at risk. Read More »

Are EHR Installations Derailing Hospital Finances?

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 23, 2013

It is an open secret that large EHR installations can cost health systems over $100 million to license and implement. A ticket that large is a material investment for any company on the planet. For a hospital it can be enough to put the bottom line in the red. Read More »

Community Health Center Battles For Patients' Records

Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 20, 2013

Doctors at Milwaukee Health Services have not had access to the medical records of 40,000 patients since June 30, when an Atlanta company cut off the community health center's access to its electronic medical records after their contract ended. Read More »

EHR Replacement Gone Wrong: Who Owns Patient Data?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 23, 2013

What do you do when an EHR contract ends, but the vendor won’t let you access your patients’ data until after a lengthy court battle over a missing bill?  Does a vendor have the right to withhold records for any reason, even if the information is stored in a proprietary format? Read More »

Hospitals Having Trouble Using EHRs To Report Quality Measures, AHA Study Shows

Joseph Conn | | July 26, 2013

Hospitals—even those with loads of experience using health information technology—are still having a tough time using electronic health-record systems to gather and report clinical quality measures, according to a new report summarizing a study by the American Hospital Association. Read More »