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Patients Drive EHR Use

Filed in EMR by on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Patients Drive EHR Use

Although federal incentives and ongoing patient care requirements initially spurred many hospitals and physicians to adopt electronic health records (EHR), these are not necessarily the driving forces behind the ongoing implementation and improvement process. Of course financial incentives continue to mobilize many healthcare facilities, but it is the patients themselves that are typically driving the [...]

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Canadians Love EHRs, While Americans Remain Unsure

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Canadians Love EHRs, While Americans Remain Unsure

As the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) becomes increasingly more common across the United States, recent polls of American citizens concerning the digitization have become available. Not coincidentally, a similar survey was conducted in Canada regarding the same implementation of EHRs. The results of these polls could not create a more stark contrast. Canada [...]

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EHRs Lacking in Residential Care Communities

Filed in EMR by on November 12, 2013 1 Comment
EHRs Lacking in Residential Care Communities

In early October 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released its studies of electronic health record (EHR) adoption in residential care facilities. The NCHS findings reveal that although most hospitals and doctors’ offices have been dutifully accepting EHRs and Meaningful Use requirements, most residential facilities are not [...]

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EHRs Revolutionize Professional Sports Care

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EHRs Revolutionize Professional Sports Care

With professional athletes incurring some of the most damaging and life-changing injuries, it makes sense that meticulous medical records must be kept to document their issues, treatments, and ongoing physical therapy needs. As 2012 came to a close, many professional sports organizations announced that they were beginning to use electronic health records (EHR) as their [...]

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Diabetes Care Improved by EHRs

Filed in EMR by on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Diabetes Care Improved by EHRs

According to a recent study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association, physicians using electronic health records (EHR) systems have the potential to reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations for diabetic patients. Although this data is the result of a project focused on a specific geographical area, researchers are confident that their findings will [...]

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EHRs Increasing Well-Baby and Well-Child Visits

Filed in EMR by on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
EHRs Increasing Well-Baby and Well-Child Visits

In a time when healthcare providers using electronic health records (EHR) is on the rise, researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the impact of digitized records on individual patients. One of the most recent subjects of these studies is children. In the early stages of life, babies and children are encouraged to attend periodical well-baby [...]

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The Benefits of Standardized EHR Coding

Filed in EMR by on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Benefits of Standardized EHR Coding

When a doctor’s office or a hospital begins to implement electronic health records (EHR), patients notice an immediate change: their medical histories, lists of symptoms, and vital statistics are recorded into a digital database rather than on paper. This means that their healthcare providers will be carrying a technological device, such as a laptop, iPad, [...]

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Reasons Many EHR Vendors Will Soon Fail

Filed in EMR by on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reasons Many EHR Vendors Will Soon Fail

With hundreds of electronic health records (EHR) systems currently on the market, it is little wonder that physicians and doctors struggle to find and select the right EHRs for their needs. However, this choice may soon become a lot easier as the volume of available EHR systems may be cut in half due to user [...]

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