As physicians and consumers grow increasingly comfortable with the technology, EHRs
are creating a new reality for life insurers.
To do so, ONC recommends better alignment between EHR
design and clinical work flow, and making improvements to clinical decision support, as well as improving the presentation of clinical data within EHRs
and clinical documentation functionality.
"Like any project, switching EHRs
can result in unanticipated costs no matter how well a practice thought through an implementation plan," according to the article.
(Rich) Abbruscato, to author a white paper titled, "Integrating Telemedicine into EHRs
focused on computerizing existing workflows rather than changing workflows and behaviors to ensure data is collected in a way that allows it to be integrated, shared, and reused for research, discovery, and evidence generation.
Rucker acknowledged that reducing the burden of EHRs
has been discussed for quite a long time.
Of course, I'm just one person, so I thought "maybe it's just me." After all, a lot of practices out there use EHRs
(5) These types of errors are ones that may begin to show up in litigation of medical malpractice suits as EHRs
become more commonly utilized in the healthcare arena.
Shah, Ph.D., and Abraham Verghese, M.D., all with affiliations to the Stanford University School of Medicine, titled "Evolutionary Pressures on the Electronic Health Record," kicked off by mentioning that EHRs
"have the potential to prevent medication errors and decrease duplicative tests, contributing to the safety and value of care." But, the authors said, "The evolution of EHRs
has not kept pace with technology widely used to track, synthesize, and visualize information in many other domains of modern life."
According to the survey, just 9% of non-federal, acute-care hospitals used basic EHRs
in 2008, while 84% use them today; in 2011, 72% used certified EHRs
, and today 96% do.
Citywide Immunization Registry to be downloaded directly to local practice site EHRs
. Prior to that, data could be uploaded only from EHRs
, and pediatricians would need to consult the registry separately to check immunization records.