Healthcare IT

Burnout, time spent on EHRs top challenges for independent practice leaders

What are some of the biggest challenges for independent medical practices?A new survey by Kareo asked 782 independent practices in the U.S. about industry trends and challenges practice leaders face and their expectations for the future. Some 82% of the practices were primary care, with the remaining independent practices representing 50 different specialties. Here are

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Top achieving hospitals share secrets to EHR success

Even five years after go-live, many health systems aren’t realizing the full value of their electronic health records, says a new Chartis Group report. Gaining clinical and financial ROI depends on a “sustained, organized approach.” Why aren’t more hospitals realizing the benefits of their electronic health records? And what are the organizations that are capitalizing

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Digital health has great potential, but it’s often not living up to it

In the areas of interoperability, telemedicine, health apps and AI, we still have work to do. The American Medical Association has always had an interesting relationship with digital health, vacillating between gadfly and cheerleader as it seeks to fulfill its role as the voice of physicians in industry conversations.At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy

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Most health IT-related safety events lead to staff training rather than technology fixes

While frontline staff report IT-related safety events, health systems often focus on staff training to resolve the issues rather than address the underlying technology problems, according to a recent study. Plenty of studies have pointed to the link between the usability of health IT systemsparticularly electronic health records (EHRs)and patient safety. But when researchers from

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Cerner To Work with DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, and DrFirst, a leading provider of medication management and data solutions, are working together on a new and innovative offering to help providers tackle the opioid epidemic. By streamlining the connection from a persons electronic health record (EHR) to each states prescription

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