FEATURED ARTICLES: EMR/EHR
Reimagining The EHR For Improved Physician Well-Being
Electronic health record (EHR) systems were introduced to the healthcare ecosystem to streamline document workflows and make sharing patient information easier. However, it’s no secret that EHR systems have fallen short of their promise—leading to clinician stress and burnout and less time for interaction with patients.
How To Derive Value From The Data In Your EHR5/18/2020
An electronic health record (EHR) is probably the most expensive technology investment that a hospital or health system makes, costing millions of dollars, with some deals even reaching into the billions. After investing so much money into an EHR, many healthcare organizations are loath to purchase additional technology. As a result, they are using the analytics component of their EHRs to attempt to perform organization-wide analytics. But are they succeeding at this?
How Hospitals In Contingency Mode Can Leverage Time To Get EHRs Right5/18/2020
The phrase “time is money” is credited to Benjamin Franklin, who used it in a 1748 essay, Advice to a Young Tradesman. These words still ring true, especially in the medical profession where time is money for providers. For forward-thinking hospitals, time is also an opportunity to get things right.
3 Questions To Ask Before Starting An ERM Program1/28/2020
According to research from Risk Based Security, data breaches were up 33 percent in 2019 compared to 2018. The research firm called 2019 the “worst year on record” for breaches. With companies experiencing an increase in risks and data breaches, it’s no surprise that 88 percent of CEOs think enterprise risk management (ERM) is very or extremely important. However, starting an ERM program can be a difficult and intimidating task for an organization to take on.
EHR CASE STUDIES & EHR WHITE PAPERS
The Importance Of A Software Development Partner For SMEs6/26/2019
Small and Medium Enterprises add up to a significant percentage of the new private sector companies all over the world. Over the years, the enterprises belonging of this sector that have stood out and emerged as leaders in world economy have had atleast 2 things in common - relentless focus on the fundamentals of their businesses and an uncanny knack for identifying and riding on a market/technological wave.
Integrating Epic’s EHR With SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Call Centers To Save Time And Enhance Patient Caller Experience7/24/2018
SUNY Upstate Medical University wanted to improve their healthcare call center performance and reduce caller wait times, shorten the time spent on each call, lower the call center’s abandonment rates, and provide a better caller and patient experience.
The Modern Healthcare Storage Environment: How To Balance Storage Capacity, Performance, And Cost12/1/2017
The need for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective storage solutions has never been greater. Healthcare providers are awash in data and as the amount of data healthcare users create continues to grow, so does the need for more robust security and better storage management.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?
According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
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.
Accurate Readmissions Predictions Are Now Possible4/5/2017
Partnership provides hospitals in North Carolina with earlier, better readmission predictions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer