Doctors Using EHRs Spend More Time on Administrative Work, Study Finds

October 31, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Doctors who use electronic health records (EHRs) are more likely to spend time on administrative work than those who do not. That was one of the key findings of a study from researchers at the City University of New York and Harvard Medical School.

AHRQ Funds Study on Impact of EHRs and MU Criteria in ERs

October 31, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.

CIO Survey: EHRs are Still Slow, Time-Consuming

October 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Despite significant progress in electronic health record (EHR) adoption, the road is still paved with pitfalls for many providers, according to new analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CHIME and KLAS Enter Into Research and Benchmarking Partnership

October 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Thursday, Oct. 30, during the CHIME Fall Forum being held at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa in San Antonio, the leaders of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Orem, Ut.-based KLAS Enterprises...

CCHIT is Shutting Down

October 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a Chicago-based nonprofit, is shutting down operations after 10 years in service.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Intermountain’s Probst Says It's Time to Declare MU Victory and Move On

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the CHIME Fall Forum, being held in San Antonio, Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, shares his perspectives on the meaningful use process, and the recent departures at ONC

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Board Chair-Elect Chuck Christian on the Meaningful Use Journey

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
Chuck Christian, CIO at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, and board chair-elect of CHIME, discusses meaningful use—his own organization’s journey, and that of the industry as a whole

Why do Most Nurses Dislike their EHR? Take One Guess

October 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Midterm elections, Ebola, ISIS---October has turned into the month of anger. Of course, this has seeped into the health IT world with nearly 14,000 nurses at inpatient facilities recently declaring their dissatisfaction for EHRs and their IT departments.

Improving the Health of Communities in Haiti

October 23, 2014     Mark Hagland
A healthcare IT vendor-sponsored non-profit organization is helping to facilitate improved, health record-facilitated healthcare delivery in rural Haiti

HHS Announces $840 Million Initiative for Value-Based Medical Reform

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the agency is making a $840 million investment into value-based coordinated care initiatives in an effort to further healthcare reform.

IBM’s Real-Time Analytics to Provide Docs with ‘Critical Health Insights’

October 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
IBM and the San Antonio, Tx.-based mobility solutions vendor AirStrip are teaming up to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients.
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