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April, 2014
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Survey: Health Records Hassle Is Top Area of Doctor Dissatisfaction

Susan Brink, US News

“In days of yore, when she scribbled orders with a pen, it would take two, maybe three, minutes for Dr. Christine Sinsky to complete the paperwork to admit a patient to a hospital. “Today, it takes me 20 minutes to record that same information in an electronic health record,” says Sinsky, an internal medicine physician in Dubuque, Iowa.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Creating a Single EHR: During a Merger, or Later?

Johanna Epstein, H&HN Daily

“Many hospitals and health systems are evaluating new partnerships to ensure long-term financial viability; in fact, hospital mergers doubled between 2009 and 2012. This trend likely will continue as it is expected that one out of five hospitals will merge in the next five to seven years, according to a New York Times article published in August 2013.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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With EHR, Two Heads Are Not Better Than One

Daniel Essin, Physicians Practice

“Today, my e-mail offers me a white paper: “Brigham and Women’s Hospital saves over $9 million, improves [medical transcription] productivity 123%” with Dragon Dictate. My immediate reaction is: The feds’ EHR push is aimed squarely at data collection.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Transforming Medical Practice through Electronic Health Records

PRWeb

“About 15 years ago, an eye-opening report by the U.S. Institute of Medicine starkly quantified the impact of medical errors, concluding that as many as 100,000 lives are lost each year to preventable mistakes. In the ensuing debate over systemic reforms, paper medical records – cumbersome at the best of times and illegible and poorly maintained at the worst – emerged as one of the health care system’s principal vulnerabilities.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Electronic health records rife with flaws

Joel Saland, ABQ Journal

“The electronic health-records article written by Winthrop Quigley (March 3: “Patient files go high-tech”) contained the misconception that the EHR allows a physician to see every scrap of information relevant to a patient’s care.
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12 March 2014 | No Comments »
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What is the Future Role of EHRs in the Health IT Ecosystem?

Robert Rowley, HIT Consultant

“Some very interesting trends are occurring in the health IT arena, which raise the question of what role Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems will have in the future. A few years ago, the focus for health care professionals and hospitals was EHR acquisition and implementation, as well as qualification and access to federal incentive money from the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use).
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4 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit

Doctors Lounge

“Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system takes excessive physician and staff time and disrupts practice, according to survey results published Feb. 24 in Medical Economics.
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4 March 2014 | No Comments »
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Key findings from survey on patient views towards EHRs

cpapoutsi, ICL

“High levels of patient and public concerns about the security of integrated EHRs in the UK highlight a need for more intensive public awareness and engagement initiatives, together with the establishment of trustworthy security and privacy mechanisms for health information sharing.
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27 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Medical records rules broken, NHS admits

Nick Triggle, BBC News

“Medical records appear to have been wrongly given to the insurance industry by the health service, the NHS admits.
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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ONC backs EHR update for implantable medical devices

Jaimy Lee, Modern Healthcare

“The ONC has recommended that makers of electronic health records update their systems to capture and display identification data about implantable medical devices. The recommendation, which came in a proposed rule late Friday, suggests that EHRs record and display these unique device identifiers.
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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EHR nightmares: Why treating EHRs like paper records fails

Greg Chittim, EHR Intelligence

“Automating is a funny word — it typically implies the removal of manual intervention in a process. More often than not, we find that it is actually used to describe replicating a manual process in a system. After all, if we ditch the paper process, what will be put in the file cabinet? Don’t we need a paper record for everything?
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26 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Hospital records of all NHS patients sold to insurers

Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph

“The medical records of every NHS hospital patient in the country have been sold for insurance purposes, The Telegraph can reveal.
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25 February 2014 | No Comments »
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NHS England delays care.data scheme to ‘build understanding’ of benefits

Alex Matthews-King, Pulse Today

“NHS England has announced it will delay its flagship data-sharing scheme for six months, to allow managers more time to ‘build understanding of the benefits’.
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19 February 2014 | No Comments »
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ICD-10 Follies: Practices Still Far From Ready

“Fewer than one in 10 physician practices (9.4%) believe they’ve made “significant progress” in preparing for the upcoming transition to the ICD-10 coding system, a January survey of more than 570 medical groups found.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues

DoctorsLounge

“Patterns of eye gaze change with the use of electronic health records (EHRs), and this influences physician-patient interaction, according to research published in the March issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Electronic health records hold the promise of improved health care

Frances Dumenci, MedicalXpress

“Electronic health records (EHRs) hold the promise to improve primary health care for millions of patients. However, enhancing current EHR functionality is needed to better support primary care clinicians and patients, according to a recent article in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.
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6 February 2014 | No Comments »
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Understanding Context and Metadata with EHRs

Daniel Essin, Physicians Practice

“For the past few months, I’ve been working on a technical paper that attempts to explain why EHRs have the trouble they do and what might be done to solve the problems once and for all.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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OSEHRA hosts open source EHR session at HIMSS

Nicole Freeman, EHR Intelligence

“The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) will be hosting a session at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sunday, February 23, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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The top three reasons to select a cloud-based EHR over a server-based system

Amy Stankiewicz, Chiropractic News

“To get in the cloud, or not? That’s an important question many chiropractics are asking themselves as they consider implementing a new – or upgrading an existing – electronic health record (EHR) system.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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A New Way to Satisfy Doctors’ Interest in Electronic Health Records Exchange

PR.com

“A recent survey conducted in the UK revealed that 94 % of surveyed doctors believe patients should have some access to their health records in an electronic form (Accenture, 2013). However, only 11 % of them disclosed that they are currently able to provide such access for their patients.
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5 February 2014 | No Comments »
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