EHR Archive

EHR Systems to include Occupation Data for Improved Decision Making

Recently, several physicians demonstrated the advantages of adding occupation data to EHR systems and said that it could help in better decision making. Adding a patient’s occupation and workplace into the electronic health record systems can make the providers at community health centres offer better facilities. This is because gathering such information enables the providers

EHR Doesn’t Cause Rise Of Medicare Scams – Report

With WHO’s mandate for the adoption of electronic health records, experts in the healthcare industry feared that it would lead to fraudulent billing and coding tendencies. However, recent reports show that such fears are baseless. The report is based on the outcome of the researchers by Harvard School of Public Health and Michigan School of

CMS Issues New Guidelines For Stage 2 Attestation At HIMSS14

The 2014th chapter of Healthcare Information And Management Systems (HIMSS14) discussed very deeply about the Electronic Health Record adoption incentive programs. The annual meeting noted that the criteria for the adoption of EHR and the meaningful use stage 2 attestation programs should be made clearer to the healthcare organizations across the country. The major focus

American Heart Association highlights the Significance of Hospital-Paramedics Coordination

A recent study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that the integration of Electronic health record specialist alone can’t yield positive results unless there is a coordination of works undertaken. To highlight its point, the AHA pointed out the remarkable decline in the number of heart attack death cases after hospitals in certain

IT Panels Recommend Solutions To Improve EHR Interoperability

Of late, two major IT panels have come forward to offer EHR interoperability solutions to improve the overall facilities and care provided to the patients. These health information technology advisory panels have recommended a new approach that can be used while employing EHR software in the systems. This will help in enabling seamless communication across

AHRQ Grant For UNMC For Research On EHR Integration

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quantity (AHRQ) has sanctioned a grant of $2.5 million to the UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical Centre) to improve its capabilities on integrating medical research with informatics. It is believed that the grant will help the UNMC to modernize its facilities and improve its skills for ensuring better medical

Recent Study Encourages Healthcare Providers To Pick Advanced EHR Solutions

A recent study conducted in few states of U.S shows that many a number of healthcare providers and physicians are not impressed with the current EHR solutions (Electronic Health Records) they are using. The study found three major drawbacks with the EHR systems being used. They lacked convincing features, technical support and were rather cumbersome

Majority of the Patients Support Health Data Sharing

Even though there are concerns about data security, majority of patients say that data sharing is essential for availing the best healthcare. In a survey conducted by Health IT Policy Committee, more than 70 percent of patients were of the view that electronic data sharing from EHR software would help them to get better treatment.

Artificial Intelligence Integration With EHR On The Cards

Recent statistics have highlighted that over 400,000 Americans die as a direct result of medical mistakes. To get a correct picture, the number will be equivalent to the number of deaths if the largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A-380 crashes every day, for an entire year! This comparison was pointed out by Forbes Contributor Dan

HHS Says Doctors are Satisfied with their EHR Technology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service recently issued a press release reporting the results of a national survey of office-based physicians. According to the survey, 55 percent of responding physicians in 2011 said they have adopted at least some EHR technology in their practices. In addition, 85 percent of physicians who have adopted