Posts Tagged ‘electronic health records’

Nearly 60% More Replacing Their EHR System in 2015

The number of buyers replacing their existing EHR system has increased nearly 60% year over year, according to the 2015 EHR BuyerView survey from Software Advice. "When buyers contact us, we determine whether they are purchasing an EHR system for the first time or replacing an existing system," writes Gaby Loria, market research associate at Software Advice, in […]

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Patients Withholding Information from Doctors Out of Security Breach Fear

Patients’ suspicions of data breaches cause some of them to hold back information on their health from their doctors, said a new survey on HIPAA breaches from Software Advice. Almost a quarter of patients (21%) are withholding personal health information from their doctors. While the majority of the sample (79%) said this “rarely or never” […]

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In Post-EHR World, Growth Expected in Non-Clinical HIS Segments

Over the next seven years, the mature hospital information systems (HIS) market will see higher growth opportunities in non-clinical HIS segments, according to a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan. The report, “U.S. Hospital Information Systems Overview and Outlook, 2013-2020: Managing Information in an Era of Reform,” says current penetration rates are high […]

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How ICD-10 Could Help Track Ebola Outbreak [Infographic]

With more than 3,000 known Ebola cases and 1,500 deaths from the virus, public health officials and healthcare organizations are eager to track the spread of Ebola and share this data with others in the industry. Currently, there is no specific ICD-9 code for Ebola; it's tracked in hospitals that have not updated to ICD-10 with […]

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From Developers: The Differences Between Good and Bad Health IT [Infographic]

Just like with any information technology, a simple, clear, intuitive user interface makes all the difference in health IT. Developers and user experience designers, like those who created the infographic below, know from experience which features in new technology help with efficiency. From finding and registering patients to filling prescriptions and discharging patients, the infographic […]

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Eight “Ates” for Managing Change in Healthcare IT

In the fifth century B.C., Heraclitus said, “You cannot step into the same stream twice.” This metaphorical insight is frequently acknowledged but oft not appreciated. All things, both living and inanimate, are changing. We have no choice, as change is inevitable, but managing change is possible. Without planning and consideration, we may be swept away […]

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How the Nation Transitioned to Health IT (Infographic)

When the Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009, the road from paper to electronic health records seemed steep - and long.  But four years later, considerable progress has been made in EHR adoption, from hospitals and facilities to physicians and pharmacists. Perhaps the greatest progression has […]

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