EHR

Doctors Present Suggestions for Electronic Health Records

Doctors Present Suggestions for Electronic Health Records

Suggestions were offered on how to make EHRs more functional in practice, and reduce the associated regulatory burden.

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

The new EHR regulations modify Stage 2 of meaningful use program and finalize requirements for Stage 3.

Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosis

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Electronic triggers designed to search for key data were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.

Increasing number of clinicians report dissatisfaction with EHR systems

Increasing number of clinicians report dissatisfaction with EHR systems

Compared with survey five years earlier, fewer physicians report being satisfied or very satisfied with the use of their electronic health record (EHR) system.

Delivery model for cancer care intelligently redesigned

Delivery model for cancer care intelligently redesigned

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Recent articles discussed the need to develop both a learning IT system for cancer that enables real-time data analysis from cancer patients in a variety of care settings.

Patients now allowed to access lab test results

Patients now allowed to access lab test results

Final rule relating to HIPAA allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory.

AMA and AHA call for flexibility of Stage 2 EHR

AMA and AHA call for flexibility of Stage 2 EHR

Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption.

AMA creates policies for improving EHR

AMA creates policies for improving EHR

Policies are established to help doctors navigate patient communication while using electronic devices.

Screening colonoscopy decreases risk of CRC by 70%

Screening colonoscopy decreases risk of CRC by 70%

Second study shows use of electronic health records increases uptake of CRC screening.

Online access by patients to health records ups utilization

Online access by patients to health records ups utilization

Rates of office visits, phone and ER encounters, after-hours clinic visits, hospitalizations up

ONS Connections: Electronic medical record can remind nurses to document post-pain medication scores

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Use of an electronic medical record effectively reminded nurses to document post-pain medication scores, ensuring that prescribed pain medication remains effective.

Nurses report quality of 
care is better with EHRs

Nurses working in hospitals with basic electronic health records report fewer problems with patient safety and quality-related outcomes.

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