EHR & EMR

Boston Medical Center reduced the number of patients who received unnecessary diagnostic testing after implementing new recommendations into its electronic medical record (EMR) system.

Pew Charitable Trusts is asking the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to incorporate safety-related data into its reporting criteria for usability in its new electronic health records (EHR) reporting program.

Mayo Clinic has completed its implementation of the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system at all of its locations.

A study of more than 80 top-ranked U.S. hospitals found that medical record request processes can be “complicated and burdensome” for patients.

A majority of physicians believe electronic health records (EHRs) negatively impact their relationships with patients, productivity and workflow, according to a recent survey by The Doctors Company.

A team of health technology organizations joined forces to develop a new tool that makes it easier for patients to request and receive digital copies of their health records in the format of their choice.

An electronic health record (EHR) alert was able to effectively screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in epilepsy patients and refer them for sleep studies to better diagnose their disorders.

Between 2010 and 2017, healthcare providers and health plans accounted for the most breaches and largest number of patient records compromised from breaches, according to a research letter published in JAMA.

After implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) system, an orthopedic clinic saw its labor costs and staff documentation time significantly increase during the first several months before then returning to previous levels, according to a study.

Twenty-three percent of healthcare providers have no plans to adopt speech recognition into their electronic health records (EHR) system despite it being an “effective, proven tool,” according to a new report.

Twila Brase—the president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and healthcare policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a libertarian thinktank—thinks electronic health records (EHRs) cause plenty of problems for physicians and patients. They contribute to burnout, distraction and inefficiencies.

Several hospitals and healthcare organizations are now taking advantage of electronic data-sharing systems that provide real-time alerts about what’s happening within a facility, according to a report by Politico.