There is a lot of griping about the adoption of EHRs--and with good reason. They're expensive, disrupt established workflow, require new training, contain design flaws and are error-prone. Even physicians who are eager to make them work are struggling.
My youngest is graduating high school this week, and believe me, it's bittersweet. But it's time for her to move on into uncharted territory. And so it is with EHRs. They represent an uncomfortable transition into uncharted territory.
But aren't all transitions challenging? It seems that some of the resistance by physicians to adopt EHRs is that it takes them out of their comfort zones and into new territory. Yet that's not always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it's necessary and even welcome.
Personal health records (PHRs) can be beneficial in improving interactions with patients, according to interviews with 10 family physicians conducted by researchers at the University of Western
Think the prospect of an IT stimulus has gotten hospitals all hot and bothered over idea of implementing EMRs? Well, not really, if a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine is on
A new study from the Commonwealth Fund suggests that the majority of patients would like to see doctors move to electronic medical records, with many suggesting that EMRs would help to improve care
Don't get me wrong, I can understand the widespread excitement over e-prescribing. Here's a technology that is comparatively inexpensive, relatively affordable and likely to produce results quickly,
Lately, the VA has taken a pounding over its handling of mentally-ill soldiers, not to mention the conditions under which physically-injured veterans have been treated at its facilities. Now, the
If Texas is any indication, the EMR adoption movement has more problems in store than many people think. According to a new survey on the subject by the Texas Medical Association, one-third of
Getting through medical school is a tough indoctrination into a close-knit fraternity, so it's no surprise that people develop their own culture. One aspect of that culture is the adoption of
> It looks like information on some 6,000 patients at the University of California San Francisco was accessible via the Internet for more than three months last year.
Many of the biggest supporters of EMR adoption pitch them as a huge productivity improvement tool. But to Laura Adams, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, they're central to