EHR Usability

MEDITECH Launches Voice-Enabled Clinical EHR Workflow Assistant | EHR Intelligence | 9/11/2020

MEDITECH users can now use a voice-enabled clinical EHR workflow assistant to access lab results, medications, and patient data. Source: Thinkstock Photos By September 11, 2020 - Providers using MEDITECH Expanse EHR can now access a voice-enabled clinical EHR workflow aimed to help ease EHR usability and decrease clinician burden. MEDITECH partnered with Nuance to create the MEDITECH Expanse Virtual Assistant, which provides intuitive voice-activated EHR navigation. “MEDITECH …

Epic’s Faulkner Has High Hopes for Forthcoming Cosmos Technology | EHR Intelligence | 9/3/2020

… easier too and take away the overhead and the time for both of those,” she added. Additionally, Epic is keeping a close eye on new forms of artificial intelligence and their ability to improve EHR usability. “We’re always watching what’s new and working with a lot of the different companies out there who are creating the next new thing,” Faulkner stated. “And we’re experimenting with it here. Some of the …

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How EHR Optimization Can Cut Clinician Burden for Allergists | EHR Intelligence | 9/2/2020

… events. According to the authors, CPOE integrated reduces medication errors by more than 55 percent. With both CPOE and CDS, medication errors decreased by 83 percent. Another way to decrease burden is to enhance EHR usability through EHR optimization. The authors recommended customized EHR templates that clinicians can easily utilize to view patient medical history. For an allergist, the customized interface would include a history of illnesses, such as asthma …

Clinician Burnout: A Parallel Pandemic | 8/29/2020

… burnout and EHRs While healthcare leaders are powerless to control many of the factors fueling clinician stress during this time, they can take steps to address one of the biggest ongoing stressors facing clinicians: EHR usability. In a recent article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings , researchers found a direct correlation between the usability of EHRs and burnout rates — and unfortunately, the usability of current EHR systems received a grade of …

Reed D. Gelzer | 8/28/2020

Reed D. Gelzer is an intermittent senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on production-ready electronic health records (EHR) systems solutions for audit-enabled data accuracy and records authenticity requirements. His research spans EHR usability, clinical utility and safety, and state and federal business records requirements, in addition to US law, litigation, and regulatory support, including internal and external audit supports. He …

VA Integrates Patient Scheduling EHR Tool as EHRM Feature | EHR Intelligence | 8/25/2020

… 2018 VA MISSION Act, OIG said the new EHR system might not be able to live up to those goals. OIG noted a lack of EHR system stability, a need to use workarounds, poor EHR usability, and a lack of proper EHR training. Tagged …

Increased EHR Usability Has Low Impact on Novice EHR Performance | EHR Intelligence | 8/21/2020

A recent study found expert physician residents make fewer EHR errors than novice physician residents based on increased EHR usability. Source: Getty Images By August 21, 2020 - Having more EHR experience can decrease the number of EHR usability issues, while also triggering performance growth for expert resident physicians, according to a recent study published in Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices. However, researchers found little …

Medicomp Systems Introduces Dedicated Care Planning and Documentation Solution for Nurses at 2020 ANIA Annual Conference | PR Newswire | 8/20/2020

… views, mirroring the way physicians think and work to drive optimal patient outcomes. Quippe also includes wizard-based documentation functionality, which integrates into existing clinical workflows and EHRs, enabling health systems to further enhance EHR usability. With Quippe, healthcare organizations of all sizes can satisfy quality measures and regulatory compliance, increasing physician productivity while effectively positioning themselves for future market demands. Today, leading hospitals and health systems and more than …

Brigham and Women’s pilots new program to support provider mental health | Healthcare IT News | 8/18/2020

… content from its library of more than 1,000 articles and videos, based on the user’s history, behavior and app inputs. Clinician burnout has long been a major challenge for healthcare, of course. Challenges with EHR usability are only part of it. Crushing workloads and emotional exhaustion are an epidemic across hospitals in the U.S., and that toll has been severely exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic . “With more than 5 million …

High EHR Inbox Volume is the Leading Cause of Clinician Burnout | EHR Intelligence | 7/29/2020

… correlation to clinician burnout and reducing the EHR workload would be a step in the right direction of reducing burnout and stress. “In addition to delegating appropriate inbox messages to nonphysician staff and improving EHR usability, we recommend that future studies explore prospectively testing a model of EHR use characteristics predictive of burnout, so that individual institutions could provide customized assistance to clinicians.” Numerous other studies have connected extensive EHR …

Hospitals partner with industry to co-create digital tools | Modern Healthcare | 7/25/2020

… the health system’s EHR, essentially providing a quick way for physicians to access medical records while rounding, on call or otherwise not at their desktop. The goal was to create an app that improved EHR usability and made workflow more convenient for physicians. Baystate began letting physicians download the app in 2018, and many have welcomed the option, said Joel Vengco, Baystate’s chief information officer and founder of TechSpring. He …

EHR Optimization, Health IT Projects Needed After COVID-19 Surge | EHR Intelligence | 7/23/2020

… both sides. We have yet to take that step, but that’s going to be our next transition, is to have an integrated EHR between our practice and hospital.” READ MORE: 3 Strategies to Enhance EHR Usability Through EHR Optimization While many health systems are on one EHR system, Dixon noted that many are not running the same EHR software. “Some of the larger health systems have built-in, proprietary-type …

How Hospitals Can Boost Health IT Safety to Achieve Accreditation | EHR Intelligence | 7/22/2020

… federal government and organizations that accredit hospitals, such as The Joint Commission, can set safety-related standards that hospitals must meet,” the authors continued. A major cause of patient safety issues stem from poor EHR usability . READ MORE: Improving EHR Usability , Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety According to a study conducted by MedStar, researchers found roughly 40 percent of EHRs reported having an issue that can potentially lead to patient …

Vanderbilt Launches Program to Mitigate EHR Alerts, Clinician Burnout | EHR Intelligence | 7/21/2020

… the average number of alerts per week at VUMC. While alerts can offer providers useful updates and reminders, EHR fatigue caused by alerts has been a problem for clinicians who are already struggling with EHR usability overload. Low-value EHR alerts can hurt patient care and contribute to physician burnout. Dig Deeper CPOE Systems, CDS Tools Negatively Impacting EHR Alerts However, effective EHR alerts such as admission, discharge, and screening …

Determining the Measures of Success for Interoperability | 7/13/2020

… only would these KPIs be useful to potentially rate the overall implementation and interoperability reach, it could also be used to compare different agencies or commercial entities’ interoperable success. These comparisons could extend to EHR usability, exchange frameworks and networks, like health information organizations, Carequality, eHealth Exchange, CommonWell Health Alliance, etc., and modes of exchange, like Direct messages or queries. RELATED: What is Interoperability? Creating a Foundation for Measurement Before …

Disease Severity is a Main Cause of Duplicated EHR Problem Lists | EHR Intelligence | 7/6/2020

… clinician burden. Demographics and disease severity are linked to both the incompleteness and duplication of EHR problem lists, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine (JAMIA). Poor EHR usability, lack of interoperability, and data entry burden have all negatively impacted its users. In return, those issues have led to clinician burnout and a decrease in patient care quality. Because of those shortcomings, EHR …

Considering EHR Documentation Strategies in Pediatric Care | EHR Intelligence | 7/2/2020

… laws regarding confidentiality, wrote the authors. In an effort to and reduce clinical burden, EHR documentation methods have evolved. Hospitals are increasingly integrating speech recognition tools into EHR systems to enhance clinical efficiency, improve EHR usability, and limit burden. But increased research is needed to analyze error rates and documentation time. An EHR scribe tool is another recently developed documentation tool aimed at alleviating burden and reducing the use of …

5 Root Causes of Health IT Diagnostic Delays at Major Health Systems | EHR Intelligence | 6/29/2020

… substantial cause of diagnostic delays in EHR-enabled settings,” wrote the study authors. “Although electronic test result transmission is more reliable than one on paper, action on test results may be delayed.” Dig Deeper EHR Usability Leads to Better Patient Care, Work-Life Balance “More than one-third of patients with lung cancer experience diagnostic delays, mostly from delayed follow-up of abnormal imaging findings. Similar follow-up failures can …

Google Alert - education | 6/26/2020

education As-it-happens update ⋅ June 26, 2020 NEWS EHR Usability Impacts Fellowship Education , Clinician Burnout EHRIntelligence.com June 25, 2020 - EHRs aid physicians who are training to become kidney specialists from an educational standpoint. However, EHR time demands and … Flag as irrelevant Report: Early education system needs $690M to safely reopen Worcester Telegram BOSTON - Early education centers and family day care homes in Massachusetts will need an infusion of $690 …

Closing the Electronic Health Record Usability Gap | Bill of Health | 6/26/2020

… tremendous benefits for patient safety, communication, and care coordination. However, the usability of EHRs, defined as the extent to which this technology can be used efficiently, effectively, and satisfactorily, continues to frustrate physicians. Poor EHR usability contributes to physician burnout and can result in medical errors that may harm patients. Usability satisfaction is commonly measured using the system usability scale (SUS) which is a 10-question, validated instrument administered to …

EHR Usability Impacts Fellowship Education, Clinician Burnout | EHR Intelligence | 6/25/2020

Just over half of physicians who are studying to become kidney specialists said EHR usability has had a positive impact on their education. 25, 2020 - EHRs aid physicians who are training to become kidney specialists from an educational standpoint. However, EHR time demands and data entry lead to physician burden for fellows, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJSON). Over the …

Physicians Recognize Pros and Cons of EHR | HCPLive | 6/24/2020

… the electronic health record (EHR) to patient care, along with the negative associations with patient interactions and work-life integration. Edward Melnick, MD, MHS, and a team of investigators assessed the associations of perceived EHR usability with patient interaction and work-life integration. The team used a cross-sectional survey to sample 870 practicing US physicians from all specialties represented in the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile from October 2017 …

More than one-third of physicians feel EHR fatigue within first minute of use & 5 more notes from EHR studies | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/24/2020

… within first minute of use: study : Click-heavy interfaces, multiscreen workflows and scrolling through pages of notes for information are some of the characteristics of EHR systems associated with burnout and fatigue. 2. How EHR usability affects physicians’ patient, work-life interactions: study: While most physicians recognize the value the EHR brings to patient care, they also see the negative associations the tech brings to patient interactions and work-life …

EHR Usability Leads to Better Patient Care, Work-Life Balance | EHR Intelligence | 6/23/2020

Researchers are optimistic about the impact of EHR usability on patient care and work-life integration. Source: Getty Images By June 23, 2020 - While users are able to acknowledge the importance of EHRs in regards to patient care, clinicians also realize the negative impact poor EHR usability brings to work-life integration and patient interaction, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open . Physician burnout is common issue …

EHR Usability Remains Unchanged, Impacts Clinician Burnout | 6/23/2020

by John Lynn Believe it or not, EHR usability has worsened from 2014-2016 according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. There was no statistical improvement in EHR SUS scores between products certified according to 2014 and 2015 standards. One-third of 2014 products and one-quarter of 2015 products fell below the average benchmark SUS score. Despite the implications of EHR dissatisfaction on clinician burnout and patient safety …

Medicaid

How Hospitals Can Boost Health IT Safety to Achieve Accreditation | EHR Intelligence | 7/22/2020

… Pew Charitable Trusts and MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and Washington DC, are requesting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission to make health IT safety a priority for … A major cause of patient safety issues stem from poor EHR usability . READ MORE: Improving EHR Usability, Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety According to a study conducted by MedStar, researchers found roughly 40 percent of …

Medicare

How Hospitals Can Boost Health IT Safety to Achieve Accreditation | EHR Intelligence | 7/22/2020

… The Pew Charitable Trusts and MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and Washington DC, are requesting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission to make health IT safety a priority … A major cause of patient safety issues stem from poor EHR usability . READ MORE: Improving EHR Usability, Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety According to a study conducted by MedStar, researchers found roughly 40 percent of …

Clinical Informatics

Vanderbilt Launches Program to Mitigate EHR Alerts, Clinician Burnout | EHR Intelligence | 7/21/2020

… already reduced the weekly average of EHR alerts by 10 percent, reducing clinician burnout at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) joined forces to launch the … been a problem for clinicians who are already struggling with EHR usability overload. Low-value EHR alerts can hurt patient care and contribute to physician burnout. Dig Deeper CPOE Systems, CDS Tools Negatively Impacting EHR …

American Medical Association

EHR Usability Leads to Better Patient Care, Work-Life Balance | EHR Intelligence | 6/23/2020

Researchers are optimistic about the impact of EHR usability on patient care and work-life integration. Source: Getty Images By June 23, 2020 - While users are able to acknowledge the importance of EHRs in regards … US physicians from an array of specialties who represent the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile to assess the associations of EHR usability with work-life integration and patient interaction. A randomized 25 percent of respondents …

AMA

How EHR usability affects physicians’ patient, work-life interactions: study | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/23/2020

… from Yale University, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University and the American Medical Association surveyed 870 physicians representing numerous specialties in the AMA Physician Masterfile between October 2017 and March 2018. The researchers used the system usability … with patient interactions and work-life integration. Higher physician perceived EHR usability was associated with higher levels of perceived positive outcomes, or improved patient care, and lower levels of perceived negative outcomes were associated with …

HIMSS

According To HIMSS-Forrester Benchmark Study, Healthcare Lacks A Proper Data-Driven Customer And Employee Experience Strategy | Globe Newswire | 3/12/2020

… to improve customer and employee experience in other industries are largely underutilized in healthcare March 12, 2020 14:57 ET Source: HIMSS CHICAGO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – HIMSS and Forrester today announced … quality performance. Both strategies currently remain underutilized industry wide. Poor EHR usability significantly creates burden for physicians, yet 38 percent of health systems lack a formal strategy to address the problem. To improve EHR satisfaction …

Electronic Health Records

Medicomp Systems, Holy Name Health partner on EHR | Healthcare IT News | 3/4/2020

Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Medicomp Systems, Holy Name Health partner on EHR The self-developed platform, powered by Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine, will officially go live later this spring in the hospital’s ED … for population health management, while clinical-documentation tools further optimize EHR usability through extended documentation functionality and streamlined workflows. “As we worked to innovate our solution in-house, our use of Medicomp’s market-leading clinical …

Population Health

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Clinician EHR Use? | EHR Intelligence | 12/2/2019

… financial incentives or penalties are the answer to data sharing problems. READ MORE: Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability “Extending advancements in interoperability to the broader healthcare ecosystem will be critical to … health and human services departments with data insights to improve population health, reduce substance abuse disorders, unemployment, and homelessness. “Data, and the ability to share data, sits at the center of these cross-governmental and …

Clinical Documentation

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Clinician EHR Use? | EHR Intelligence | 12/2/2019

… half. Research showed nearly six hours of a primary care physician’s typical 11.4-hour workday is devoted to EHR use. Clinical documentation, order entry, billing and coding, inbox management, and security procedures often lead clinicians … problems. READ MORE: Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability “Extending advancements in interoperability to the broader healthcare ecosystem will be critical to progressing digital health initiatives and enabling new ways to serve …

Digital Health

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Clinician EHR Use? | EHR Intelligence | 12/2/2019

… Pillars Driving Data Access, Outcomes in 2020 Health data interoperability still remains a problem for clinicians, despite the advent of digital health records. Most technology vendors don’t easily exchange patient information, making it hard for … problems. READ MORE: Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability “Extending advancements in interoperability to the broader healthcare ecosystem will be critical to progressing digital health initiatives and enabling new ways to serve …

Care Collaboration

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Clinician EHR Use? | EHR Intelligence | 12/2/2019

… financial incentives or penalties are the answer to data sharing problems. READ MORE: Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability “Extending advancements in interoperability to the broader healthcare ecosystem will be critical to … sits at the center of these cross-governmental and health care collaborations,” researchers said. “Data has the potential to connect distinct hospitals, clinics, government agencies, and community-based organizations and provide a more complete and …

Sleep Apnea

November 2019 Briefing - Pulmonology | 12/2/2019

… required) Longer PAP Therapy for Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs TUESDAY, Nov. 26, In patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy reduces acute and inpatient care visits as well … health records (EHRs) is classified as unacceptable, with physician-rated EHR usability independently linked to the odds of burnout, 14 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings . Abstract/Full Text Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored …

Clinical Pharmacology

November 2019 Briefing | 12/2/2019

… for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology . Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required) Rates of Joint Surgery … health records (EHRs) is classified as unacceptable, with physician-rated EHR usability independently linked to the odds of burnout, published online Nov. 14 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings . Abstract/Full Text Hypertension During Pregnancy May …

Electronic Medical Record

AMA Calls for Streamlined EHR Use for Public Health Reporting | EHR Intelligence | 11/21/2019

… and burden from high volumes of data entry and poor usability associated with EHRs. “A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs) - as currently designed, implemented and regulated - lack usability as a necessary … of over 5,000 physician EHR users, the researchers found that EHR usability largely received an “F” rating when evaluating a standardized metric of technology usability. And those “F” grades were strongly tied to high physician …

Medical Errors

How health IT can improve coordination and quality while reducing costs and burnout | 11/20/2019

… to the 1999 To Err is Human Study from the Institute of Medicine, it found that the number of annual medical errors had actually increased. What was the primary cause of those errors? The lack … burnout. A recent Mayo Clinic survey found that physicians gave EHR usability a grade of “F.” It doesn’t have to be that way. When used optimally, data has the potential to reduce burnout and increase …

EHR Technology

EHR Gets an F Fom Physicians | Managed Care Magazine | 11/20/2019

… The electronic health record is user-unfriendly to the point of hostile. The researchers asked 1,250 physicians to rate the EHR technology on a standardized 1–100 usability scale. In that group, 870 (69.6%) answered … For example, doctors who worked in academic medical centers rated EHR usability lower, on average, than those who worked in VA hospital (43.1 vs. 57.5). They also found a dose–response relationship between a doctor’s …

Patient Safety

Patient Identity Management: A Patient Safety Concern | EHR Intelligence | 11/12/2019

Integration & Interoperability News Patient Identity Management: A Patient Safety Concern Fragmented patient data can lead to redundant and unnecessary care, potentially harming individuals. Thought leaders are calling for standardized methods to identify patients and minimize … may not be obvious,” Grannis articulated. READ MORE: 12 Ways EHR Usability Problems Threaten Pediatric Patient Safety Not only is this clinically important, but there is a substantial cost burden on the healthcare system if …

Clinical Data

Medicomp Systems Secures Patent for its Method of Displaying Clinically Relevant Information Within Physician Workflows | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

… Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Medicomp its fourth patent since 2016 for technologies that work together to identify and filter disparate clinical data and deliver relevant information to physicians at the point of care. The four … the point of care.” The Quippe suite of solutions optimizes EHR usability and provides physicians with comprehensive problem-oriented views of clinically contextual information for point-of- care decision making. Medicomp Systems has spent more …

Care Team Communication

TransformativeMed Renews Core Workflow Suite Agreement with VCU Heath and Announces a Strategic Product Development Partnership | Business Wire | 8/20/2019

care team communication and integrate complete mobility, transforming how the EHR is used. Last month MedStar Health signed a similar strategic partner agreement. Countless research studies have identified poor EHR usability as a key contributor to physician burnout. VCU is addressing this issue with the Core Workflow Suite to further eradicate clinical EHR friction and it will test and refine the Core Notify and Core Messaging Apps , which extend the …

EHR Implementation

Allscripts Contract Win Strengthens Presence in English EHR Market | EHR Intelligence | 6/18/2019

Allscripts Contract Win Strengthens Presence in English EHR Market Allscripts recently scored an EHR implementation contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in England. 18, 2019 - Allscripts recently expanded its presence in the international EHR … The solution is also built with a focus on optimizing EHR usability to ensure providers can access patient health data quickly and easily. In addition to expanding its presence in the international EHR market, Allscripts …

21st Century Cures Act

Pew Presses ONC to Boost EHR Usability in Interoperability Rule - Xtelligent Healthcare Media (4 visits) | EHR Intelligence | 6/3/2019

Policy & Regulation News Pew Presses ONC to Boost EHR Usability in Interoperability Rule In submitted comments, Pew urged ONC to take additional steps to improve EHR usability and safety in its proposed interoperability rule. Source … The proposed rule is designed to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act related to enabling seamless, secure health data exchange without special effort. Dig Deeper Interoperability Improvements Stagnated Between 2015 and 2017 In …

Cures Act

Pew Presses ONC to Boost EHR Usability in Interoperability Rule - Xtelligent Healthcare Media (4 visits) | EHR Intelligence | 6/3/2019

Policy & Regulation News Pew Presses ONC to Boost EHR Usability in Interoperability Rule In submitted comments, Pew urged ONC to take additional steps to improve EHR usability and safety in its proposed interoperability rule. Source … rule is designed to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act related to enabling seamless, secure health data exchange without special effort. Dig Deeper Interoperability Improvements Stagnated Between 2015 and 2017 In the proposed …

Cerner

Startup using AI to solve EHR usability problems lands series A funding round | FierceHealthcare | 6/15/2020

… combined with other sources, and surface the content most relevant for providers to know about a particular patient,” Limoli told Fierce Healthcare. The company’s app integrates with two of the largest EHR vendors, Cerner and Epic. EHR systems typically treat every doctor and patient the same way, and each piece of information is buried deep under a different tab. Wellsheet’s technology understands the context of the patient visit, anticipates the …

OIG Finds Major Patient Safety Issues with VA EHR Implementation | EHR Intelligence | 4/28/2020

… EHR usability, and a lack of proper training with the system. “The OIG found that facility leaders consulted with Department of Defense colleagues who had transitioned to the Cerner system in 2017 and experienced a 30 percent decrease in productivity 18 months following their transition,” OIG wrote. “As a result, facility leaders used a 30 percent decrement in productivity over a 12 to 24-month period to generate a plan …

Medicomp Systems

Medicomp Systems, Holy Name Health partner on EHR | Healthcare IT News | 3/4/2020

Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Medicomp Systems, Holy Name Health partner on EHR The self-developed platform, powered by Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine, will officially go live later this spring in the hospital’s ED … for population health management, while clinical-documentation tools further optimize EHR usability through extended documentation functionality and streamlined workflows. “As we worked to innovate our solution in-house, our use of Medicomp’s market-leading clinical …

Medicomp Systems Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer to Lead the Nursing Workflow Solution | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

WASHINGTON Medicomp Systems, the leading provider of physician-driven point-of-care solutions that fix EHRs, announced today that Toni J. Laracuente, RN , has joined the company as chief nursing officer (CNO). Laracuente has nearly … clinical workflows and EHRs, enabling health systems to further enhance EHR usability. With Quippe, healthcare organizations of all sizes can satisfy quality measures and regulatory compliance, increasing physician productivity while effectively positioning themselves for future …

TransformativeMed

TransformativeMed Partnership with Crossings Healthcare Solutions Will Enhance EHR Usability, Increase Physician Satisfaction | PR Newswire | 10/2/2019

SEATTLE, Wash. TransformativeMed , the leader in transforming electronic health records (EHRs) with apps directly embedded within the EHR, announced today a strategic partnership with Crossings Healthcare Solutions that will address challenges with EHRs, increase physician satisfaction, and improve clinical efficiency. The companies’ solutions are highly complementary, as each delivers custom solutions that enhance Cerner’s EHR system to improve clinician satisfaction through better workflow, ease-of-use, efficiency and communication. Numerous …

TransformativeMed Partnership with Crossings Healthcare Solutions Will Enhance EHR Usability, Increase Physician Satisfaction | BioSpace | 10/2/2019

TransformativeMed Partnership with Crossings Healthcare Solutions Will Enhance EHR Usability, Increase Physician Satisfaction Software integration will help providers augment and extend EHR functionality, driving greater clinician satisfaction SEATTLE, Wash. , Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – TransformativeMed , the leader in transforming electronic health records (EHRs) with apps directly embedded within the EHR, announced today a strategic partnership with Crossings Healthcare Solutions that will address challenges with EHRs, increase physician satisfaction, and improve clinical …

SPOK

New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician Burnout – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 7/10/2019

… seeking help for symptoms of burnout is lack of institutional attention and resources SPRINGFIELD, Va. –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 10, 2019– Spok, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings , Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK ) and a global … clinical burnout: support proactive mental health treatment and support, improve EHR usability, and appoint an executive-level chief wellness officer. Approximately 40% of the respondents indicated that none of these strategies are being implemented at …

New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician Burnout | Business Wire | 7/10/2019

SPRINGFIELD, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 10, 2019– Spok, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced new findings regarding clinician burnout. More than 470 … clinical burnout: support proactive mental health treatment and support, improve EHR usability, and appoint an executive-level chief wellness officer. Approximately 40% of the respondents indicated that none of these strategies are being implemented at …

MedStar Health

How Hospitals Can Boost Health IT Safety to Achieve Accreditation | EHR Intelligence | 7/22/2020

Health IT experts from Pew Charitable Trusts and MedStar Health scripted a list of best practices for health IT safety for CMS and the Joint Commission to integrate into accreditation. The Pew Charitable Trusts and … A major cause of patient safety issues stem from poor EHR usability . READ MORE: Improving EHR Usability, Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety According to a study conducted by MedStar, researchers found roughly 40 percent of …

HHS is seeking to open up patient data. MedStar Health says it’s got tools to make those data useful | FierceHealthcare | 3/9/2020

MedStar Health launched a new tool that automatically calculates a patient’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years. The tool enables doctors to more easily show patients their personal risk for … IT projects. RELATED: MedStar Health, AMA launch campaign to improve EHR usability, safety MedStar Health officials say it’s the first patient-facing, interactive heart risk calculator integrated into the EHR. The tool can improve heart …

Department of Veterans Affairs

5 Root Causes of Health IT Diagnostic Delays at Major Health Systems | EHR Intelligence | 6/29/2020

Researchers analyzed over 200 health IT safety complaints from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system to diagnose the root cause of health IT diagnostic delays. By June 29, 2020 - Interventions to minimize … paper, action on test results may be delayed.” Dig Deeper EHR Usability Leads to Better Patient Care, Work-Life Balance “More than one-third of patients with lung cancer experience diagnostic delays, mostly from delayed …

US GAO Recommends Increased Stakeholder Presence for VA EHRM | EHR Intelligence | 6/8/2020

… forward. By June 08, 2020 - The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends additional participation from relevant facility stakeholders for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) system. “GAO found that … The lack of EHR system stability, increased work-arounds, poor EHR usability, and a lack of proper training with the system are all reasons for the report. “The OIG found that facility leaders consulted with …

Mayo Clinic

How EHR usability affects physicians’ patient, work-life interactions: study | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/23/2020

… to a June 22 study published in Journal of the American Medical Association . A team of researchers from Yale University, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University and the American Medical Association surveyed 870 physicians representing numerous specialties … with patient interactions and work-life integration. Higher physician perceived EHR usability was associated with higher levels of perceived positive outcomes, or improved patient care, and lower levels of perceived negative outcomes were associated with …

November 2019 Briefing - Pulmonology | 12/2/2019

… EHR usability independently linked to the odds of burnout, 14 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings . Abstract/Full Text Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products FRIDAY, Nov. 22, A bill banning flavored vaping and tobacco products was passed by the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday and could become the first such statewide legislation in the United States. AP News Article Treatment Beneficial for Nonagenarians With Lung Cancer FRIDAY, Nov …

UCSF Medical Center

Female Physician EHR Use Patterns Leads to Higher Burnout Than Males | EHR Intelligence | 11/20/2019

… to a higher physician burnout rate. By November 20, 2019 - Physician gender is a key factor when it comes to EHR usability and physician burnout, according to a study published in the New England Journal … female physicians in 19 departments and 89 department specialties at UCSF Medical Center. The researchers gauged time spent on documentation, approaches to EHR documentation, and use of EHR tools over six-week time periods, over …

Copying and pasting of EHR data may insert problems | Modern Healthcare | 10/19/2019

… Only 18% of text in inpatient progress notes are original entries by clinicians, according to a 2017 study conducted at UCSF Medical Center and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine . The remaining 82% of … makes them more efficient for providers. That might include offering EHR usability tips, software shortcuts or clarifying what information is—and is not—required to be documented in a patient note. UC San Diego Health …

Regional Medical Center

New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician Burnout – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 7/10/2019

… occupational stress, depression, moral injury, and many other terms,” explains Teresa Niblett, RN-BC, director of clinical informatics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and member of the Spok nursing advisory council. “The pursuit of the … clinical burnout: support proactive mental health treatment and support, improve EHR usability, and appoint an executive-level chief wellness officer. Approximately 40% of the respondents indicated that none of these strategies are being implemented at …

New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician Burnout | Business Wire | 7/10/2019

… occupational stress, depression, moral injury, and many other terms,” explains Teresa Niblett, RN-BC, director of clinical informatics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and member of the Spok nursing advisory council. “The pursuit of the … clinical burnout: support proactive mental health treatment and support, improve EHR usability, and appoint an executive-level chief wellness officer. Approximately 40% of the respondents indicated that none of these strategies are being implemented at …

Patrice Harris

AMA Calls for Streamlined EHR Use for Public Health Reporting | EHR Intelligence | 11/21/2019

… a necessary feature, resulting in EHRs that are extremely hard to use compared to other common technologies,” said AMA President Patrice Harris in a statement. “While the study was conducted by leading clinical institutions in … of over 5,000 physician EHR users, the researchers found that EHR usability largely received an “F” rating when evaluating a standardized metric of technology usability. And those “F” grades were strongly tied to high physician …

Female Physician EHR Use Patterns Leads to Higher Burnout Than Males | EHR Intelligence | 11/20/2019

… to a higher physician burnout rate. By November 20, 2019 - Physician gender is a key factor when it comes to EHR usability and physician burnout, according to a study published in the New England Journal … to use compared to other common technologies,” said AMA President Patrice Harris in a statement. “While the study was conducted by leading clinical institutions in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), the findings will …

David Lareau

Medicomp Systems Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer to Lead the Nursing Workflow Solution | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… benefit from her deep clinical knowledge and commitment to the delivery of solutions that drive efficient, high-quality care,” said David Lareau , CEO of Medicomp Systems. “Our nursing end users in particular will benefit from … clinical workflows and EHRs, enabling health systems to further enhance EHR usability. With Quippe, healthcare organizations of all sizes can satisfy quality measures and regulatory compliance, increasing physician productivity while effectively positioning themselves for future …

Medicomp Secures Patents to Optimize EHR Usability for Physicians | HIT Consultant | 10/23/2019

… found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Medicomp Secures Patents to Optimize EHR Usability for Physicians and is located at https://hitconsultant.net/2019/10/23/medicomp-secures-patents-to … clinically relevant patient information and improving medical data-sharing,” said David Lareau, CEO of Medicomp Systems. “As evidenced by our recent patents, Medicomp has been a trailblazer, creating solutions that give doctors direct electronic access …

Peter Goltra

Medicomp Systems Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer to Lead the Nursing Workflow Solution | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… productivity and give nurses more time to focus on patients.” About Medicomp Systems In 1978, Medicomp Systems’ founder and President, Peter Goltra , pioneered the patented MEDCIN® Knowledge Engine, co-designed with physicians, to transform disorganized … clinical workflows and EHRs, enabling health systems to further enhance EHR usability. With Quippe, healthcare organizations of all sizes can satisfy quality measures and regulatory compliance, increasing physician productivity while effectively positioning themselves for future …

Medicomp Secures Patents to Optimize EHR Usability for Physicians | HIT Consultant | 10/23/2019

… found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Medicomp Secures Patents to Optimize EHR Usability for Physicians and is located at https://hitconsultant.net/2019/10/23/medicomp-secures-patents-to … relevant data to enhance patient care. Why It Matters “When Peter Goltra founded Medicomp in 1978, his vision was to drive better patient care by giving physicians ready access to clinically relevant patient information and …

Kate Monica

EHR-Generated Inbox Messages May Increase Physician Burnout | EHR Intelligence | 7/2/2019

… EHR-generated inbox messages are 40 percent more likely to suffer physician burnout, a new study finds. Source: Thinkstock By Kate Monica July 02, 2019 - Algorithms built into EHR systems designed to generate inbox messages … be signed and placed by a physician,” they suggested. Improving EHR usability and cutting down on the amount of time providers are required to spend on desktop medicine has been a top priority in the …

eHealth Initiative Flags Problems in ONC Information Blocking Rules | EHR Intelligence | 6/10/2019

… eHealth Initiative warned aspects of ONC’s proposed information blocking regulations may be too broad and overly harsh. Source: Thinkstock By Kate Monica June 10, 2019 - In recently submitted public comments , the eHealth Initiative (eHI) suggested … eligible for penalties. Dig Deeper Pew Presses ONC to Boost EHR Usability in Interoperability Rule “The Proposed Rule identifies those parties subject to the information blocking prohibition (referred to as ‘actors’), including: health care providers …