Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Health Records’



EHRs Must Find Zebras Among the Horses

October 10th, 2014
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This post is originally published on InformationWeek Healthcare, October 8, 2014

 

EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn’t as relevant a year ago.

In my last article for InformationWeekWill Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?, I introduced the American Medical Association’s EHR usability priorities, published last month. This time let’s dig a little more deeply into some of these priorities.

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Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?

October 2nd, 2014
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This post is originally published on InformationWeek Healthcare, September 26, 2014

 

AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.

 

“It’s easy to use, once you know where everything is,” the instructor said during an EHR training session I recently attended. Most EHR companies seem to believe this is an acceptable way to design software.

 

EHR usability has been greatly ignored by vendors, and last week the American Medical Association issued eight usability priorities in an attempt to address the issue. This directive comes as a result of a joint study by the RAND Corporation and the AMA highlighting EHRs as a significant detractor from physicians’ professional satisfaction.
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