EHR Adoption Positively Impacts Nurses, Clinical Workflows

To ensure improved nursing clinical workflows, leaders must develop a careful EHR adoption plan. EHR adoption is linked to improved clinical workflows for nursing staffs, helping them to improve the quality of care they provide, new research shows. ehr-adoption-clinical-workflows In a study, led by AnneMarie Walker-Czyz, EdD, RN, a research team measured care quality and[…]

AMIA Challenges FDA over EHR Data Quality Claims

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is raising concerns over EHR data quality in current systems in comments on draft guidance issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of EHR data for clinical investigations.“As a picture of the future state, this guidance provides an important window into how interoperable EHRs and electronic[…]

CMS planning to invest $5 billion to modernize Medicaid IS 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is preparing to pay $5 billion to modernize the information technology that support the Medicaid management information systems of most states.CMS, which funds 90 percent of MMIS systems now in use, is funding development of new systems to replace current legacy systems that are typically decades old and[…]

5 Ways to Thwart a Cyberattack on Your EHR 

Time and money matter when it comes to preventing a cyberattack. If you don’t allocate enough time or resources to update software patches and updates to your EHR, your practice could be vulnerable, said Jim Kelton, managing principal at Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Altius Information Technologies.One step to protecting your EHR is to know that every[…]

5 Ways to Thwart a Cyberattack on Your EHR 

Time and money matter when it comes to preventing a cyberattack. If you don’t allocate enough time or resources to update software patches and updates to your EHR, your practice could be vulnerable, said Jim Kelton, managing principal at Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Altius Information Technologies.One step to protecting your EHR is to know that every[…]

Buyers’ remorse tied to EHR switch for financially strapped hospitals, Black Book finds 

Four years after what Black Book calls the “replacement frenzy,” a recent survey from the market research firm indicates that 87 percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems.Among the difficulties the survey highlighted were higher than expected costs, layoffs, declining inpatient revenues, disenfranchised clinicians and doubts over the benefits of switching[…]