EHR Backlash

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AMA Says EHRs Create 'Appalling Catch-22' For Docs

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | May 3, 2013

As the healthcare industry moves to EHRs, the medical record has essentially been reduced to a tool for billing, compliance, and litigation that also has a sustained negative impact on doctors' productivity, according to Steven J. Stack, MD, chair of the American Medical Association’s board of trustees. Read More »

Docs: EHR Transition Is A Rocky Road

Julie Bird | FierceEMR | December 5, 2012

The transition to digital records is proving difficult for some medical practices, according to local press reports, with complaints including losing money because physicians can't see as many patients during the time-consuming implementation period. Read More »

EHR Industry Insiders Predict the Demise of Hundreds of Competitors in Black Book Replacement Market Survey

Press Release | Black Book | July 16, 2013

EHR industry insiders predict the crowded environment of nearly a thousand rivals will shrink down to less than half by 2017, or by Meaningful Use 3, whichever comes first. Black Book Market Research expanded its recent study of the EHR replacement market conditions to include HIT consultants, contractors, implementers, management, support staff and analysts. Read More »

EHR Transition May Be Financially Risky For Hospitals

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | April 30, 2013

Adoption of expensive electronic health record systems may hurt a hospital's bottom line, despite promises that the new systems will increase efficiencies and lower costs. Read More »

EHRs Getting Mixed Reviews In North Carolina

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | November 5, 2012

Physician adoption of ambulatory electronic health records is increasing in the North Carolina Triangle area--Duke University, UNC Health Care and WakeMed--but not all physicians are embracing the technology with open arms, according to an article in the News & Observer. Read More »

Go-live gone wrong

Bernie Monegain | HealthcareITNews | July 31, 2013

Much anticipated, and sometimes hyped, electronic health record system rollouts cost millions of dollars and often end up causing chaos, frustration, even firings at hospitals across the country. Case in point: Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, a 600-bed hospital that is home to the celebrated Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, and a part of the MaineHealth network. Read More »

Is The EHR Transition Hitting Speed Bumps Or A Concrete Wall?

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | March 8, 2013

We interrupt this policy initiative for a period of reassessment! No, there’s no formal reconsideration of the HITECH act under way, but this article does a nice job of chronologically lining up numerous objections or challenges to the goals and methods of HITECH which, the author suggests, may indicate that a “backlash” is underway. Read More »

Novant Health Hoping For Smoother Transition To Epic Records System

Owen Covington | The Business Journal | May 13, 2013

In the middle of a $600 million, 10-year initiative to put in place a new Epic Records Corp. electronic medical records system, Novant Health has seen two of its Triad counterparts rack up operating deficits as they've brought the same Epic system online. Read More »

One in Three Hospitals Headed for Bankruptcy

Robert Weisman | Boston Globe | September 8, 2012

As they brace for an era of shrinking government funds and mounting pressure to cut prices for medical services, Massachusetts hospitals face growing financial strains...Many of these hospitals are grappling with financial losses or declining profits at a time when they are having to invest heavily in new electronic medical records and other information systems as well as new clinical programs to enable coordinated care... Read More »

Stuart Smith's Letter To The Register

Stuart Smith | Boothbay Register | May 1, 2013

I do question the $150 million figure. I think it is extremely high and Portland has had a real failure in its implementation. So much so that it looks like LCH will not have a real integrated EMR until 2015 and financial software problems exemplify a major failure of MH to create any real benefit to the State. Millions of dollars have been charged to member hospitals and staff time (salaries and mileage) over the past 2-3 years with no benefit... Read More »

Study: Physician EHR-Users Not Seeing Return On Investment

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | March 7, 2013

Although more physicians than ever are implementing electronic health records, many are not reaping a positive return on the investment, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Read More »

Sutter’s $1 Billion Boondoggle-New Electronic Records System Goes Dark

Press Release | California Nurses Association | August 27, 2013

A controversial electronic health records system on which Sutter corporation has said it is spending $1 billion went completely dark Monday at Sutter hospitals in Northern California exposing patients to additional risk beyond problems reported with the system in July, registered nurses reported yesterday. Read More »

The Great EHR Switch

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | April 15, 2013

With more electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a recent report by Black Book Rankings suggests that 2013 may indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch." Read More »

U. S. Electronic Health Record Initiative: A Backlash Growing?

Robert N. Charette | | March 7, 2013

There seems to be a slow but steady backlash growing among healthcare providers against the U.S. government’s $30 billion initiative to get all its citizens an electronic health record, initially set to happen by 2014 but now looking at 2020 or beyond. Read More »

Wake Forest Baptist Has Cost Overruns, Revenue Loss With Electronic Records System

Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Journal | April 5, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s struggles to implement its Epic electronic records system contributed to additional costs and lost revenue during the first half of its fiscal year 2012-13. Read More »