Electronic Health Record

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

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As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

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The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

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Tasks like data gathering and entry can take away from the time physicians spend on patient care.

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events

Two usability experts reviewed reports to assess whether the report contained explicit language to associate the harm report with an EHR usability issue.

Issues Associated With Electronic Prescribing

Issues Associated With Electronic Prescribing

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A retrospective analysis of medication records transmitted through an electronic health record system revealed that a significant number of comments meant to be sent to pharmacists were not sent, demonstrating a 'legitimate safety concern'.

Electronic Health Records May Not Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

Electronic Health Records May Not Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

Noting that many leaders of physician practices are concerned about transforming their practices to better manage care quality and cost, the core requirement for value-based care success, the authors of a recent study discuss the shortcomings of EHRs in this respect.

Electronic Health Records Requirements May Affect Patient Care

Electronic Health Records Requirements May Affect Patient Care

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The increasing burden of electronic health record documentation requirements is affecting patient care. One physician shares his experiences.

Tips for Tackling EHR Responsibilities Without Compromising Patient Encounters

Tips for Tackling EHR Responsibilities Without Compromising Patient Encounters

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Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Services, shares her insight on how to best manage the challenge of tackling electronic health record requirements while also optimizing patient encounters.

Wearable Device to Record Health Data

Wearable Device to Record Health Data

Wearable devices are increasingly being used by patients to record health care data, and the number is expected to grow.

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