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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The Era of Big Analytics

Big data in healthcare splashed onto the front page of the Wall Street Journal earlier this summer, heralding its arrival as a new and important topic for mainstream media to follow. In reality, we’ve had big data in healthcare for as long as I’ve been around. What we haven’t had are the tools for effective […]

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Infographic: Big Data in Healthcare

Electronic medical records and big data go together like bricks and a finished house; the smaller parts build the framework of the larger finished product, and each day a new discovery could result within. As providers across the country have access to patient medical data beyond the desktop, physicians will be able to put together […]

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EHR Adoption Means Growth, Challenges for Healthcare IT Organizations

Record-breaking EHR adoption is fueling unprecedented growth in health IT, but hospitals are also putting the brakes on some IT initiatives because of staff shortages, according to two reports released this week. In 2012, some 44 percent of hospitals reported having a basic electronic health record system, up 17 percentage points from 2011, according to […]

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Improve EHR Adoption by Starting at the Beginning

Recent headlines tell us physicians lag in EHR adoption and I expect that we will see that headline repeated for a while. But in the midst of our country’s unprecedented investment in eHealth, we're also learning how to do things right, and I do think best practices are emerging to lessen the EHR adoption curve for […]

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Infographic: What’s Possible for Health Care With EHR

The adoption of electronic health records, or EHR, in U.S. hospitals and physicians groups promises a uniform system of tracking patients' charts, X-rays and medical history. But what else is possible with advances in healthcare records? For starters, clinicians and patients will have real-time access to medical records and should be able to streamline administrative […]

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