On May 11, CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.Read More
By Andrew Gettinger MD & Thomas A. Mason MD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a comprehensive strategy to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden related to the use of health IT, including EHRs.
By Gilbert Hoelscher – As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. This applies to the go-live of an EHR system as well. The first two weeks post go-live will set the benchmark for provider satisfaction with the new EHR.
By Andy Aroditis – Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by EHR systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively.
By Bennett Lauber – The capacity of the human brain to process information has remained not changed—even as the number of types of users for software-based Internet connected devices has increased at an exponential rate.
Journal of AHIMA examines the problems related to value-based care requirements and the role of EHRs in solving them.
A new study issued recently found electronic medical records (EHRs) as currently designed, implemented and regulated, lack usability as a necessary feature, resulting in EHRs that are extremely hard to use compared to other common technologies.
By William Hersh MD – After years of giving lip service to standards, the health information/informatics community is now taking interoperability very seriously. The reason is obvious: we have spent a decade ramping up adoption of EHRs in the US and elsewhere, and we have learned….
By Elisabeth Myers & Talisha Searcy – Combatting the opioid crisis is a top priority for the US Dept of Health and Human Services and the nation. Equipping healthcare providers with easy access to data about their patients’ opioid prescriptions is one strategy to help reduce opioid misuse.