EHR, EMR, Electronic Records, Hospital Records, Medical Record Keeping, and HIPAA Health Record Compliance Resources EHR, EMR, Electronic Records, Hospital Records, Medical Record Keeping, and HIPAA Health Record Compliance Resources


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    I recently came back to work after having brain surgery to remove part of a non-cancerous tumor that had wrapped itself around my optic nerve. Probably like any CIO who finds himself in the hospital, I spent some of my time there thinking about the technology the medical team used to plan and deliver my care. By Scott Youngs, chief information officer, Key Information Systems

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  • 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report

    As the healthcare industry has transitioned to digital health records, patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that can negatively impact patient care and a hospital’s financial performance.

  • HFMA Educational Report: The Value Of Precise Patient Identification

    Despite the best intentions, healthcare organizations can struggle with consistently and reliably collecting precise patient information and matching individuals to their medical records. The consequences of patient misidentification and mismatching can be severe, ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the bottom line. Patient misidentification also makes it difficult for organizations to track their costs and determine the total cost of care in risk-based arrangements.

  • The Imprivata Report On The Economic Impact Of Inefficient Communications In Healthcare

    For healthcare IT leaders charged with balancing the clinical need for more efficient technologies with the compliance and security requirements to safeguard protected health information (PHI), “The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare” provides a useful guide to understanding how communications inefficiency impacts provider workflows and the patient care process.

  • How Hospitals Can Avoid The Biggest Healthcare Communications Mistake

    Many hospitals believe that pagers provide an ‘insurance policy’ that smartphones don’t: cellular networks go down but paging networks don’t. Based on this logic, many healthcare organizations keep their pagers. This is the biggest mistake that healthcare IT departments make.

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Achieving Stage 2 Meaningful Use Success

Providers that have met three consecutive years of Meaningful Use are now focused on engaging staff and leveraging smart technologies as they work to successfully meet Stage 2 criteria.

How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?

Based on official statistics, the federal EHR incentive program known as Meaningful Use has been highly successful. However, many providers beg to differ.

Predictive Analytics: A Weapon To Slash Readmissions

New analytics technologies provide caregivers with the insight necessary to identify patients at risk of readmission prior to discharge, yielding a template for proactive intervention and personalized care.

My Hopes For Stage 3 MU

The ONC must ensure the MU criteria related to interoperability isn’t too vague or broad.

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Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, also called electronic medical records (EMRs), are designed to collect and store information about individual patients or populations digitally. Conceptually, the electronic aspect allow then to be shared across healthcare providers, departments, and locations. EHRs and EMRs provide an advantage over paper records by making patient data available instantly in any location and allowing data to be stored and retrieved more efficiently.

EHRs and EMRs can store information, images, scans, and more to provide physicians with a comprehensive view of a patient's medical history, current medications, allergies, immunizations, test and lab results, previous diagnoses, and other relevant information.

In addition to providing patient information, EHRs and EMRs allow providers to better automate and streamline the collection and organization of patient data. Electronic access to patient information allows healthcare organizations to make better decisions, spot trends and outbreaks, manage care quality, and report on outcomes.

EHRs and EMRs can also reduce redundancy and duplicate work, reducing staffing costs and freeing up personnel to spend more time with patients and less time with paperwork. This solution center is here to help you in your EHR research and to help you find the best EHR solution for your organization.


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