Posts Categorized: EMR / EHR / PM

EHRs Are the Biggest Culprits of Doctor Overtime

Doctors today are overworked. From increasingly sick patients, to burdensome administrative tasks, to a patient exam time that’s squeezed on the front and back end—there are many culprits that contribute to the amount of overtime doctors are currently working. Despite increasing workloads, doctors are not seeing less patients. They pile this work on top of…


Physicians, Is Your EHR Slowing You Down?

Remember the days before Electronic Medical Records? In the paper chart era, doctors could find everything they needed for a patient exam in seconds. They could easily flip back and forth between pages if they needed to review several different data sets. It was easy, intuitive, and it didn’t take time or attention away from…


Physician Burnout Costs $4.6 Billion Per Year

Physicians and healthcare organizations bear the high costs of burnout. It is no longer a problem that can be ignored or addressed on an individual level. Physician burnout is not only dangerous for physicians and the patients they treat, but it is also an economic drain. Economic Cost of Burnout The Annals of Internal Medicine…


Don’t Let Your Healthcare Technology Dictate Your Care Process

Doctors know what they need. Whether it’s lab results, demographic information, or other data, every physician could tell you what they need to see and exactly when in the process of a patient visit that they need it. However, many doctors are not able to take control of their processes. Instead, they are forced to…


Study Reveals EHR Challenges Lead to Staff Workarounds

A recent study revealed that in order to make EHRs usable, doctors are resorting to several different workarounds in their day. These workarounds add extra time and work for the doctor, and they have the potential to cause harm to patients. Why do doctors today need workarounds? A workaround is defined as “nonstandard procedures typically used…


3 Ways to Spend Less Time in Your EHR

Physicians today spend half of their time in their EHR. Not only is this frustrating for physicians, but it is also costly. According to the Harvard Business Review, the annual cost of physicians spending 50% of their time in their EHR is more than $365 billion. That is one billion dollars per day. This is all because EHRs are…


Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Challenges

Electronic Health Records aren’t going anywhere. Almost all healthcare systems and practices have transitioned to EHRs, but many physicians aren’t satisfied with their EHR. In order to improve EHRs for physicians, we need to take a look at both the benefits EHRs already provide, as well as the challenges they currently present. Benefits of EHRs:…


Interoperability Is a Business Issue, Not a Technology Issue

Healthcare IT leaders have been calling for interoperability of electronic health records since they were first introduced. Now, almost everyone uses EHRs. Since the healthcare community has been talking about interoperability for years, why is it still so elusive? Why It Matters Today more than ever, healthcare is focused on holistic patient-centered care. Holistic, because…


These 7 Specialties Have the Most EHR-Related Stress

Physician burnout is a hot button issue among healthcare leaders today. Doctors want to provide quality care to their patients, but there’s an elephant in the room – it’s their EHR. A recent survey reported that 70% of EHR users experience HIT-related stress. That means that the vast majority of EHR users are dissatisfied, and even find that EHRs…


4 Reasons Why EHRs Should Really Be CHRs

Many in healthcare are calling for a move from Electronic Health Records to Comprehensive Health Records. This switch represents the shift in the mindset of the healthcare community. Here are 4 reasons why EHRs should really be CHRs. 1. The “E” in EHR is redundant Back in 2014 when healthcare moved from a paper system…