electronic health records (EHRs)

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Why EHRs Do Not Work For Doctors

Rex Bowden | ePrecribe.com | August 19, 2013

When the concept of electronic health records (EHRs) were introduced a few years ago, the reasoning was the idea of creating “meaningful use” for patients. [...] With all of these terrific benefits for patients, why are so many physicians and hospitals dragging their feet about implementing EHRs? Read More »

Why Epic's Market Dominance Could Stifle EHR And Health IT Innovation

Brandon Glenn | Medical Economies | April 25, 2013

Epic is the nearly undisputed king of the electronic health records world. About 40% of the U.S. population has its medical information stored in an Epic electronic health record (EHR), and the company often sits atop research firm KLAS' rankings of best-available EHR systems. Read More »

Why Health Execs Don't Understand The ROI Of HIT

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | October 26, 2012

A new report finds that many healthcare executives are dissatisfied with their organization’s efforts to determine the return on investment (ROI) on recently installed EHR systems. Read More »

Why Healthcare Data Security, Compliance Issues Go Untreated

Dave Brunswick | Health IT Security | August 9, 2016

Secure managed file transfer solutions can be beneficial to covered entities as they work to overcome healthcare data security and compliance issues. If there ever was a pulse of healthcare operations, it’s data. From patient enrollment forms, electronic health records, and health insurance information, the amount of electronic data flowing through the medical community increases every day. With that, healthcare data security must also be a top priority...

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Why Healthcare Providers Aren't Happy With EHR Systems

Brian Eastwood | CIO.com | July 1, 2013

The U.S. government is giving the healthcare industry billions of dollars in incentives to use electronic health records. Most organizations have EHR software in place, but as many as 35 percent wish they could switch systems. Are EHR vendors to blame, or are deeper forces at work? Read More »

Why Hospital Data Centers Are Moving to the Cloud

Meg Bryant | Healthcare DIVE | March 30, 2017

As hospital data center infrastructures age and resources shrink, IT leaders are increasingly looking to the cloud to meet their storage needs. Not only is it cheaper than investing in upgrades and replacements of existing hardware and software, but it can add a level of security, especially in disaster-prone areas. The trend has some wondering if hospitals will still have physical data centers in the future or whether they will go the way of the dinosaurs.

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Why Is EHR Certification Endangering Stage 2 Meaningful Use?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | December 2, 2013

The clock is already ticking for hospitals, especially those eligible and participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. Stage 2 Meaningful Use is already underway for these hospitals which must complete their attestation during one of four mandated reporting quarters. At the same time, they must continue their preparations for ICD-10 come Oct. 1, 2014. Read More »

Why Is Medical IT So Bad?

James C. Salwaitz | KevinMD.com | November 1, 2014

A 57-year-old doctor I know is retiring to teach at a local junior college.  He is respected, enjoys practicing medicine and is beloved by his patients; therefore, I was surprised. While he is frustrated by the complexity of health insurance, tired by the long hours and angered by defensive medicine, the final straw is that he can not stand the world of the EMR...

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Why Is True Interoperability Crucial To Healthcare’s Future?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 6, 2014

As the work between the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) has shown, true EHR interoperability is no small feat. The two federal agencies have put in considerable time, energy, and resources and still find themselves short of achieving fully interoperable EHR systems and under the gun with Congress demanding to see a detailed plan by the end of the month. Read More »

Why Making the Case for Interoperability Standards Is Needed

Jeff Byers | Healthcare DIVE | March 14, 2017

It's buzzy. It's the fly in the ointment for many and vendors swear it's seriously. just. about. to. gain. traction. Interoperability. Thinking about the topic is daunting itself but for those on the frontlines of care delivery and for patients, its increasingly becoming necessary as the healthcare industry enters into a more networked era. When we last checked in on interoperability, the industry was touting the massive adoption of EHRs...

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Why Medical Device Integration Helps Clinicians: CIO Series

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 6, 2013

While the most meaningful information about a patient’s health comes out of interactions directly with clinicians, valuable data is also available through monitoring patients using a variety of medical devices. Read More »

Why Should Hackers Have Easier Access to EHRs than Patients?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | January 3, 2017

In a Jan. 2 New York Times opinion piece, Eric Topol, MD, professor at the Scripps Research Institute, and Kathryn Haun, a federal prosecutor who teaches a course on cybercrime at Stanford Law, take aim at what they call "quite a paradox": the fact that most patients still can't readily access their own health data, even as there's "an epidemic of cybercriminals and thieves hacking and stealing this most personal information"...

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Why Take EHR Data Out Of Structured Format?

Neil Versel | InformationWeek Healthcare | January 14, 2013

HL7's conversion tool may seem counterproductive, but it's meant to encourage patients to use Blue Button. Read More »

Why The EHR Market Is Poised For Disruption

Brian Eastwood | CIO | February 10, 2014

Simply put, 2014 is a big year for electronic health record vendors. They must adhere to stricter standards under the federal government's meaningful use program while convincing healthcare providers that they can meet future needs for information exchange, patient engagement and data analytics. Not everyone will make the cut. Read More »

Why the Healthcare Industry Is Hacking Graphics Technology to Power Machine Intelligence

Raja Koduri | Computer Business Review | May 5, 2017

Artificial intelligence has attracted significant attention recently, and yet many of the most popular examples we’ve seen demonstrating its potential benefits have been esoteric proof-of-concepts, such as mastering chess or finding cat videos on the internet. While these developments have helped pave the way for further breakthroughs, they’ve also left many people asking where the tangible benefits are and what the era of machine intelligence really means to the real world...

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