Posts Categorized: EMR / EHR / PM

Don’t Let Your Healthcare Technology Dictate Your Care Process

People photo created by javi_indy – www.freepik.com 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…


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

People photo created by pressfoto – www.freepik.com 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…


Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Challenges

Technology photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.com 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…


Interoperability Is a Business Issue, Not a Technology Issue

Business photo created by snowing – www.freepik.com 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…


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

Computer photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.com 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…


3 Concrete Strategies For Overcoming Physician Burnout

Man photo created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com Physician burnout is a serious problem. We can no longer look the other way when almost half of all physicians are experiencing some form of burnout. That is what the Massachusetts Medical Society, along with other contributors, presents in their recent report on the crisis of physician burnout. In their report,…


Industry Leaders Agree: Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis

More and more healthcare industry leaders have come to the realization that physician burnout is more than just a frustration for physicians: it’s a threat to the health and well-being of the entire American public. A report was published last week by the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…


How Top Performing Practices Leverage Their Existing EHRs

There is a good reason that so few practices actually replace their EHR. Despite dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, it is not worth it for most practices to switch EHR vendors. Top performing practices know that switching EHR vendors will only cost them time and money. Because of the Meaningful Use era, all EHR vendors are…