Dictation And EHRs Don't Play Well Together
Doctors who dictate their clinical notes before they're entered into an EHR have lower quality of care scores than those who type or enter structured data directly into the EHR, according to Partners Healthcare researchers.
E-Prescribing Reaches Tipping Point
Surescripts survey finds 58% of office-based physicians now issue prescriptions electronically. Meaningful Use e-prescribing requirements have played a large role in the technology's adoption.
SaaS EHR Model Gains Physician Support
Many small practices like the software-as-a-service approach to electronic health records because it removes tech headaches and offers low upfront costs.
California Providers Reach Out For EHR Help
Unusually large number of Californian docs ask state's regional extension center, CalHIPSO, for help meeting Meaningful Use regulations, but few have actually achieved MU so far.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
Dr. Oz Health Event To Feature EHRs
Practice Fusion's electronic health record software provides data collection, real-time analytics, helping TV show as it screens 1,000 people in one day for common diseases.
9 Health IT Tools Patients Should Understand
To be actively involved in your own medical care, you need to understand the basics about electronic medical records, health information exchanges, and more. Check out our primer.