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.
Banner Health, Aetna Reach For ACO Gold
Banner Health Network joins forces with the insurance giant, taking advantage of analytics tools needed for its new role as an accountable care organization.
One Year ICD-10 Delay Just Right, CHIME Says
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says the government's recommendation to postpone compliance with the new medical billing code system until 2014 strikes the right balance.
Mobile Medical Apps Gold Rush Needs Scrutiny
The problem with this kind of booming market? It attracts not only the best and brightest but also IT developers looking for quick profits with minimal investment of resources.
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.
Healthcare Providers Have Big BI Plans
Advent of accountable care organizations and health information exchanges driving hospitals to invest in more business intelligence tools, KLAS survey says.
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.