EHR Usability

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3/26/2021 Four ways to maximize value from your EHR and improve usability dotmed.com ... paper recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) notes, despite “basic federal requirements promoting a user-centered design approach to electronic health record (EHR) development and usability testing,” EHR usability remains a major hurdle for healthcare organizations.Even after facility-specific customization, configuration, and training, too many healthcare workers struggle with their EHRs. Another study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows ...
3/23/2021 Clinician EHR Workload, Cognitive Efforts Double After EHR Adoption EHR Intelligence ... six months of EHR adoption, according to a study published in Applied Ergonomics .Clinicians also experienced increased EHR workload over 2.5 years following EHR implementation.This adds to the evidence showing a connection between EHR usability and clinician burnout. EHR usability issues typically increase cognitive load and errors, leading to patient safety issues. An increase in cognitive load adds to EHR use, which then leads to clinician burnout. Dig Deeper ...
3/13/2021 Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 13 March, 2021. blogspot.com ... that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. https://ehrintelligence.com/news/how-to-leverage-health-information-standards-to-boost-ehr-usability How to Leverage Health Information Standards to Boost EHR Usability Researchers utilized health information standards, such as FHIR, to improve EHR usability in the emergency department. By March 05, 2021 - Developing and implementing a human-centered design (HCD) into the EHR can boost EHR ...
1/5/2021 Evaluating user experience in a polarized EHR marketplace questdiagnostics.com ... Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2017, nearly 90% of all office-based physicians have acquired an Electronic Health Record (EHR) . While widespread adoption has driven numerous advancements, many report EHR usability as a primary source of workplace frustration . To understand the source of this issue, it’s critical to consider how these systems relate to the objectives of each organization.The US healthcare market is ...
10/22/2020 Best EHR Safety Practices, Proposals for Accreditation Program EHR Intelligence ... program. Source: Getty ImagesByOctober 22, 2020 - The Pew Charitable Trusts, MedStar Health, and the University of Utah School of Medicine have urged The Joint Commission, the largest hospital accreditor, to help boost EHR usability and safety by requiring hospitals to conduct EHR safety reviews and improving health IT error reporting.“The use of EHRs introduces dual opportunities to enhance safety and contribute to patient harm,” wrote Ben Moscovitch ...
10/20/2020 How an EHR Documentation Assistant Helped Mitigate Clinician Burnout EHR Intelligence ... Medical School of Rowan University.Prior to COVID-19, Patel spent hours outside of work handwriting her clinical notes, which can ultimately lead to clinician burnout.Clinician burnout is a common issue tied with EHR usability, EHR emergence, and EHR prevalence. Poor EHR usability leads to high levels of physician attrition, depression, dissatisfaction, and burnout. The pressures of EHR use and documentation led Patel to carve out a strict weekly ...
9/24/2020 Nebraska Medicine Experiences System-Wide Epic EHR Downtime EHR Intelligence ... Medicine is currently addressing a security incident affecting some of our IT systems,” Nebraska Medicine spokesman, Tyler Wilson, Wilson did not provide further details about the nature of that security incident. Dig Deeper Improving EHR Usability , Interoperability to Aid Patient Safety “Our IT team is working tirelessly to restore the impacted systems and bring them back online, and we have engaged leading independent forensic experts to support our efforts,” Wilson ...
9/24/2020 How To Digitize Workflows and Enhance EHR Usability electronichealthreporter.com How To Digitize Workflows and Enhance EHR Usability By Paul Banco, CEO and co-founder, etherFAX . Paul Banco Applications have a direct impact on hospital workflows. While the former captures data, the latter passes it along to inform other processes and procedures. If either is impeded by usability, the consequences can have a ripple effect throughout an entire organization. Sending and receiving patient information fast and securely is critical to ...
9/23/2020 Report Questions Role of EHR in Nurse, Clinician Burnout Rates EHR Intelligence ... related studies that directly link clinician burnout to EHRs. According to a 2019 study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico, approximately 40 percent of clinician burnout is caused by EHRs. Furthermore, EHR usability, difficult EHR navigation and interfaces, and EHR documentation are a few of the common complaints that clinicians typically connect to burnout. Tagged ...
9/21/2020 Council Post: The Other Health Care Crisis: The Lack Of EHR Usability Forbes ... and nurses with solutions that reduce the known contributors to burnout. These include cumbersome electronic health record (EHR) systems, inefficient workflows, interoperability issues and the lack of "clean" data for efficient decision-making. Improving EHR Usability The correlation between burnout rates and EHR usability is well-established. A University of New Mexico study attributed 40% of physician burnout and stress to clinical process design and clinical culture (both of which ...
9/17/2020 Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability blogspot.com ... opinion, HHS, and CMS should require this in EHR to become a certified vendor. What is my reasoning? Vanderbilt University Medical Center is exploring the potential for Epic EHR-integrated virtual assistants to boost EHR usability. Problems with EHR usability continue to counter the potential benefits of EHR systems and leave physicians, nurses, administrators, and patients by and large feeling dissatisfied and frustrated with the technology. While patient EHRs contain ...
9/15/2020 Dermatologists: EHR Use Negatively Impacts Workflow, Efficiency EHR Intelligence ... Medicine . Researchers Alex M. Glazer, MD, and Olivia Katamanin distributed a survey to roughly 400 dermatologists about their respective opinions, perceptions, and EHR usage habits. Dig Deeper Pew: EHR Reporting Survey Must Focus on EHR Usability , Safety Eighty-six percent of dermatologist participants said they were currently utilizing or were in the EHR implementation process. However, 11 percent of respondents reported their office had no desire to use or implement ...
9/11/2020 MEDITECH Launches Voice-Enabled Clinical EHR Workflow Assistant EHR Intelligence 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 ...
9/3/2020 Epic’s Faulkner Has High Hopes for Forthcoming Cosmos Technology EHR Intelligence ... 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 ...
9/2/2020 How EHR Optimization Can Cut Clinician Burden for Allergists EHR Intelligence ... 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 ...
8/29/2020 Clinician Burnout: A Parallel Pandemic justfinehealth.com ... 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 ...
8/28/2020 Reed D. Gelzer urban.org 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 ...
8/25/2020 VA Integrates Patient Scheduling EHR Tool as EHRM Feature EHR Intelligence ... 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 ...
8/21/2020 Increased EHR Usability Has Low Impact on Novice EHR Performance EHR Intelligence 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 ...
8/20/2020 Medicomp Systems Introduces Dedicated Care Planning and Documentation Solution for Nurses at 2020 ANIA Annual Conference PR Newswire ... 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 ...