Electronic Health Record

EHR With Voice Recognition Features May Reduce Clinician Fatigue

EHR With Voice Recognition Features May Reduce Clinician Fatigue

These solutions improve EHR user interface with easier login identification, voice recognition

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback

Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

Addressing Confidentiality Concerns With Electronic Access to Pediatric Medical Records

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As OpenNotes and similar patient portal systems gain traction, pediatricians examined the optimal way to afford transparency to parents while preserving patient confidentiality for minors.

Doctors Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Doctors Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Most doctors see value in EHRs, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness.

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making.

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory requirements are likely to be an important aspect of physician dissatisfaction with electronic health records that is driving burnout.

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

PCP eConsult Specialty Referral System Improves Care Access but Increases Workload

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Although the eConsult system expedites patient access to specialty services, it can lead to increased workload — and subsequent burnout — among physicians.

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.

Sharing Passwords for Medical Records Common Among Medical Staff

Sharing Passwords for Medical Records Common Among Medical Staff

The researchers found that nearly three-quarters of respondents reported that they had obtained the password of another medical staff member.

Quality Issues Exist for Both Paper-Based and Electronic Health Records

Quality Issues Exist for Both Paper-Based and Electronic Health Records

Both paper-based and electronic health records have shortcomings in terms of quality of content, process, and structure.

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.

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

When it comes to charting our outpatient medical records, I have certainly seen the full-spectrum over the last 25 years.

Patient EHR Access: Barriers and Benefits

Patient EHR Access: Barriers and Benefits

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Healthcare providers are increasingly offering patients access to their own electronic health records via online portals.

AMA President Wants Doctor Input On Electronic Health Records

AMA President Wants Doctor Input On Electronic Health Records

Doctors encouraged to share stories, e-mail Congress members.

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