electronic medical records (EMRs)

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Do We Need Skinny Healthcare Interoperability?

John Lynn | Hospital EMR & EHR | June 24, 2013

I’ve written previously about the idea of skinny data in healthcare instead of big data. It’s an important concept that I think many are putting into practice. Today [...] Rolando Merino, MD suggested what I think could be called skinny healthcare interoperability. Read More »

Doctors & Other Professionals Billing Medicare At Higher Rates

Fred Schulte, Joe Eaton and David Donald | The Washington Post | September 15, 2012

Thousands of doctors and other medical professionals have billed Medicare for increasingly complicated and costly treatments over the past decade, adding $11 billion or more to their fees — and signaling a possible rise in medical billing abuse, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity. Read More »

Doctors-In-Training Spend Very Little Time At Patient Bedside, Study Finds

Press Release | Johns Hopkins Medicine | April 23, 2013

Medical interns spend just 12 percent of their time examining and talking with patients, and more than 40 percent of their time behind a computer, according to a new Johns Hopkins study that closely followed first-year residents at Baltimore’s two large academic medical centers. Read More »

DoD, VA Address Healthcare Data Standardization Project

Elizabeth Leigh | ExecutiveGov | July 11, 2013

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs will develop a data management service that seeks to allow the agencies to seamlessly share electronic medical records, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Read More »

DOD, VA Pressed On Creating Electronic Medical Records

Leo Shane III | Stars and Stripes | July 10, 2013

Lawmakers on Wednesday lamented stagnation in creating lifelong electronic medical records for troops and veterans, decrying a lack of leadership on the issue from the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the White House. Read More »

ED Physician Executive Slams EHRs

Scott Mace | HealthLeaders Media | January 28, 2014

Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. Read More »

Edmond Scientific’s Practice Director, Tony Mallia Presents At The OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | KLAS | December 17, 2012

Dissatisfaction with EMR performance and economic challenges cause community hospitals to question EMR selection Read More »

Effective Health IT Is The Heart And Backbone Of A Dominant ACO

Frank X. Speidel | HIT Consultant | May 8, 2013

Frank X. Speidel, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Healthcare IT Leaders outlines why effective Health IT is critical in a successful ACO environment. Read More »

EHR Adoption Rate Slows, With Physicians Facing Big Hurdles For Meeting Stage 2, Survey Finds

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 20, 2014

The pace of adoption of electronic health-record systems has begun to slow, and the physicians who have adopted systems have a long way to go to meet the government's Stage 2 criteria for meaningful use of the technology, according to an authoritative survey of practices by the National Center for Health Statistics at HHS. Read More »

EHR Burdens Leave Docs Burned Out, in Critical Condition

John Commins | HealthLeaders Media | September 6, 2016

The electronic medical records that came with a promise of improving care efficiency are instead forcing physicians to spend more face time with a computer screen than with their patients. An observational analysis and survey of 57 primary care and specialty physicians in four states that was detailed this week in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that for every hour a physician spends providing direct clinical face time with a patient, nearly two additional hours are spent on EHRs and administrative tasks...

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EHRs Need To Talk To Each Other, But Make Sure They Work First

Deep Ramachandran | KevinMD.com | June 17, 2013

I’ve written several times before about my love/hate status with my EMR. While I enjoy using mine, I long for it’s usefulness to get to the next level. While the EMR is useful at tracking data, it’s greatest handicap right now, is that it can’t talk to other systems. [...] Read More »

Electronic Medical Records Hold Clues To Suicide Risk

Mitch Mirkin | Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | September 5, 2013

Natural language processing — part of the technology that makes Google work — could help VA detect suicide risk among Veterans. Read More »

EMR and EHR Buyers Beware Deceptive Sales

Howard Green, MD | LinkedIn | December 9, 2016

The study was recently published in a prestigious academic journal shortly after we started using an EMR in our Dermatology practice. It revealed that on average, your physicians spend 2 hours inputting data and clicking through their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for every hour of direct care with patients. http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/news-item/ehr/study-ambulatory-physicians-spend-half-their-time-ehrs-desk-work..

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EMR Goes Global: Bringing Technology To Developing Countries

Jennifer Thew | HL7 Standards | September 18, 2012

Lately, I’ve been hearing quite a bit about global cancer care. I shouldn’t be surprised. The International Agency for Research on Cancer projects that by 2030 the incidence of all cancer cases will be 22.2 million. To learn more about the trend, I visited the Partners in Health website because they recently helped open a  new oncology hospital in Rwanda. Read More »

EMR Market Over $20 Billion: Report

Press Release | Kalorama Information | April 18, 2013

New York, April 18, 2013 -- Driven by hospital IT upgrades and the lure of government incentives, the market for electronic medical records (EMR) exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says vendors should see robust sales this year and next as vendors try to avoid U.S. Read More »