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


  • Cybersecurity: The Threat Hospitals Can No Longer Ignore

    Golden Eye/Petya, the latest ransomware attack devastating businesses from shipping companies to banks and even drug manufacturers across the U.K., has brought to the fore the seriousness of cybersecurity and why it is an issue hospitals cannot afford to ignore. In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack crippled nearly a quarter of the hospitals in the U.K. and infected 200,000 computers across 150 countries, providing another stark example of what could happen here in the U.S. By Justin Sotomayor, pharmacy informatics director, CompleteRx

  • The Digitization Of Healthcare Is A One-Way Street

    Healthcare is about a lot of things. One of those things is information; everything from a patient’s medical history to their current medications, known allergies to insurance, and much more. By Cristian Pascual, co-founder and CEO, Mediktor

  • The High Cost Of Medication Errors

    Improving the outlook through better management of alert fatigue By Raj Gopalan, MD, MSIS, Vice President of Innovation and Clinical Informatics, Wolters Kluwer

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  • Deliver Fast, Secure Authentication And Virtual Desktop Access To Optimize Epic Workflows

    Metro Health’s motto is “expert care, made easy,” which the IT staff adopted for its approach to information technology. In an effort to provide higher quality and consistency of care across its network, Metro Health implemented an electronic health records system from Epic to provide EHR access from the hospital, neighborhood outpatient centers, and participating physicians.

  • Healthcare Organizations Tell All: Desktop Virtualization Adoption Trends Explained

    For years, Imprivata has worked with – and learned from – our virtualization partners and hospital organizations around the world. And together, over the last five years, we have predicted that healthcare organizations would continue to adopt virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

  • Virtualization And SSO Removes Technology Overhead From Clinical Workflows

    Moffitt Cancer Center, the no. 6 cancer hospital in the nation based on U.S. News & World Report, is a 206-bed facility located in Tampa, Florida. Moffitt, like any other busy clinical environment, is always looking to improve the clinical workflows of care providers. They were particularly interested in saving clinicians’ time, and allowing care providers to focus less on technology and more on patients. That’s why John McFarland, Director of IT Business Management, and his team initiated a comprehensive implementation of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and single sign-on (SSO).

  • The Point Of Care Ecosystem – 4 Benefits Of A Fully Connected Outpatient Experience

    This white paper from Midmark is the first in a series that defines the outpatient point of care ecosystem and examines how the key components that comprise it – such as interpersonal communication, patient education, patient and family conveyance, vitals acquisition, wait times, patientcaregiver interaction, and even data collection and documentation – have an impact on the patient experience.

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  • Driving Better Outcomes With CDS/Evidence-Based Medicine
    Driving Better Outcomes With CDS/Evidence-Based Medicine

    Seeking to deliver the best and most cost-effective patient care, healthcare providers such as Community Medical Centers are tapping clinical decision support (CDS) technology to develop an evidence-based approach to care.

  • 2015 Health IT Change Agents
    2015 Health IT Change Agents

    Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

  • Are Patients Going To Fix The Interoperability Problem?
    Are Patients Going To Fix The Interoperability Problem?

    In our last issue, readers identified HIE/interoperability as the third most pressing health IT trend for 2016. Guest writer, Dr. Donald Voltz, noted the current lack of interoperability adversely impacts patient care and leads to unintended clinical consequences. Voltz further notes that, despite pressure from the AMA and AAFP, little resolution has been obtained and, “The future of interoperability will not be solved with new policies either in Washington or within the EHR market. There is simply not enough incentive to do so.”

Reducing Readmissions Through Value-Based Care

To comply with the Readmissions Reduction Program, Nash Healthcare had to reduce time clinicians spent with traditional chart audit methods and allow them to spend more time with patients.

Making EHR Data Usable

EHRs provide a wealth of data, but the time it takes to make sense of that information can be overwhelming. Massachusetts General Hospital implemented a solution to efficiently mine unstructured data for clinical decision support.

EHR Replacement: Focus On The Process

Replacing your EHR can be a scary proposition. You can simplify the process by considering your revenue cycle management tools when planning and implementing.

The Rise Of The Healthcare CISO

More healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of appointing a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to develop information security strategy and oversee efforts aimed at preventing breaches.

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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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