Category Archives: EMR/EHR

Study shows alarming error rate in EHR documentation

I recently read some interesting statistics about the completeness and veracity of paper medical records compared to data entered into EHRs. A study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association about retrospective research done on 500 … Continue reading

Posted in EMR/EHR, News and stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Medical scribes and the impact on EHR development

I recently attended a session at HIMSS16 entitled Rise of the Medical Scribe Industry – Risk to EHR Advancement presented by George Gellert, MD, MPH, MPA, and S. Luke Webster, MD of Christus Health. It’s common knowledge that the everyday … Continue reading

Posted in Business, EMR/EHR, News and stories | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

EMRs and the lost narrative

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption since 2008 has been dramatic primarily driven by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HITECH) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  While this list is not all inclusive, perhaps some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, EMR/EHR | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David and Goliath — how Cerner beat out Epic

I think it makes a huge statement that the DoD (United States Department of Defense) chose Cerner as its EHR vendor. As we all know, Epic has been the Goliath in the industry for the last five years, snapping up … Continue reading

Posted in EMR/EHR, News and stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Report details problems, solutions for EHRs

Last week, the American Medical Informatics Association released a report on the problems and potential solutions for electronic health records. The AMIA has long been a leading supporter of EHRs but has recently turned its attention to studying the criticisms … Continue reading

Posted in EMR/EHR, News and stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment