EHRs open opportunities for clinical trials, research participation March 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Systems allow physicians and their patients to more easily identify relevant studies, although working such alerts into workflow can be challenging Artificial intelligence could create smarter EHRs March 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt AI will be an increasingly important player in healthcare IT, with better medical care being an expected benefit. Uncertainty slows physician investments in EHRs February 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt A new administration in Washington, D.C., will likely impact federal regulations around EHRs, so physicians should cautiously move forward. Interconnectivity, more devices heighten security risk to EHRs February 16, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Physicians facing evolving cyberthreats need to evolve their security stance to avoid being weakest link in electronic ecosystem. Prepare your EHR now for value-based care January 12, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to a model based on quality care, physicians need to make sure their computer systems can keep pace. Use of mobile EHR apps can boost productivity January 12, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Going mobile isn’t seamless, but strategic decisions on how to work such devices into workflow practices can yield efficiency gains. ONC turns to medical community to boost interoperability December 16, 2016 By Mary Pratt Seven funding recipients test technologies that facilitate patient data sharing for larger possible information exchange. EHRs should factor into practice continuity plans December 16, 2016 By Mary Pratt Growing use of computerized records requires planning and practice, experts say. Here are five ways to proactively prepare for an EHR outage. Move to value-based reimbursement taxes EHRs November 17, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt Physicians face challenges in preparing systems for the move to value-based reimbursement, including what it will mean for electronic health record systems. Security assessments should extend beyond EHRs November 17, 2016 By Mary K. Pratt Analysis to identify and mitigate risks should follow patient data, according to experts.