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The Devil In The Details When Choosing Your Own EHR

When it comes to electronic health records, choice is good, but can be very challenging. As it is now, many providers feel they don’t have the option to choose their…
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Making Electronic Records Better, Stronger, Faster

Professional EHR usability experts have been designing better electronic health records for years, but many vendors would be surprised to learn such experts even exist. You may not have heard…
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Why is EHR Adoption Going So Well In Wisconsin?

We asked a former Wisconsin governor what other states can learn from Wisconsin’s health IT success story. You may have noticed in our health IT adoption infographic last week that…
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For Attending Physicians, Tablets Steadily Replace Slates

Tablets have many advantages over basic clipboards for making rounds, but vendors still lag on making EHR software for the devices. Tablet computers are changing the way physicians interact with…
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Q&A with Dr. Ben Miller: Mental Health and EMR

At the University of Colorado, Denver, Dr. Ben Miller researches collaborative care models and private practice redesign. He co-created the National Research Network’s Collaborative Care Research Network. Dr. Miller spoke…
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Looking Beyond EHR Implementation

Government health IT incentives have helped set off a wave of adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across the country. But Meaningful Use criteria were born out of a desire…
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Health IT Safety Plan a Work in Progress

U.S. regulators work to agree on a patient safety plan to address concerns about potential EHR errors hurting patient care. As the Obama administration attempts to modernize the healthcare sector…
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Workarounds Persist As EMR Systems Evolve

With frustrated end users finding shortcuts, changes in workflow and training offer a longer-term solution to adoption problems Government incentives have been a catalyst for the rapid adoption of various…
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Students Develop EHR for the Homeless, Free Clinic Goes Digital

On a recent Wednesday evening, a man complaining of knee pain showed up at the Baltimore Rescue Mission’s medical clinic, which provides free care to the city’s homeless. His case…
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U.S. Gains Amid Global Health IT Push

U.S. incentives to digitize patient records showing results, as other countries seek to benefit from health IT on care and costs. The U.S. is not alone in striving to modernize…
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What’s Behind the EHR Backlash?

Healthcare providers are switching electronic health record systems at a growing rate, prodded by government incentives and a maturing market After eight years, Women’s Care Florida recently switched from their…
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Digital Ads in Your Chart?

Doctors show willingness to tolerate advertising in exchange for free access to a web-based electronic health record service. For Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, getting to use electronic health records for free…