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  • Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

    September 19, 2017 - A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors, managers, analysts, physicians, and nurses to gauge customer reactions to the news that Allscripts will purchase McKesson’s Enterprise Information...

  • How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

    September 18, 2017 - Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider relationship, and generally inconveniencing providers. While the healthcare community is often at odds regarding the efficiency of EHR technology,...

  • Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction, EHR Clinical Documentation

    September 14, 2017 - The authors of a new study published in the September issue of Annals of Family linked medical scribes with improving all aspects of physician satisfaction, including satisfaction with patient encounters and clinical documentation accuracy. Gidwani et al. Medicine examined the effects of using medical scribes in clinical practices on physician satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and charting...

  • Primary Care Doctors Spending 6 Hours Daily on EHR Data Entry

    September 12, 2017 - A new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA) found primary care physicians spend almost six hours on EHR data entry during a typical 11.4 hour workday. Research by Arndt et al. published in the Annals of Family Medicine analyzed a retrospective cohort study of 142 family medicine physicians using a single Epic EHR system in southern Wisconsin. EHR interactions...


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Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors,...

EHR Companies Deny Data Blocking, Defend Interoperability Fees

The EHR Association (EHRA) Executive Committee has fired back at accusations that EHR companies are partially to blame for interoperability problems, claiming health data exchange is progressing quickly. The association published a response to...

$178M Cerner EHR System Under Review After Persistent Problems

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix is launching an independent review of Island Health’s Cerner EHR system, marking the system’s second review in a little over a year. The $178 million Cerner EHR system — called IHealth...

How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider...

Mayo Clinic Offers Symptoms Assessment Tool in Epic EHR

Mayo Clinic is now offering its secure, web-based symptom assessment tool Ask Mayo Clinic through Epic MyChart to assist patients in managing their own care. The tool is available 24/7 through any computer or mobile device with internet access....

Effective HIE Use, Federal Incentives May Save Medicare Billions

A new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame found health information exchanges (HIEs) could save Medicare billions, reducing healthcare spending by more than $3 billion a year. The study by Idris Adjerid, Julia Adler-Milstein,...

Surescripts, Allscripts Collaborate to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

Surescripts and Allscripts have partnered to provide free access to patient-specific medication history data for pharmacists in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for a limited time. The health information network and...

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