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2016 EHR Report
2016 EHR ReportPhysicians expect more from their electronic health records (EHRs). These systems were supposed to provide efficiency and troves of useful data, enabling doctors to manage patient populations and meet the demands of quality care. But EHRs are lacking in all of these areas.
Will your system be ready for EHRs and Medicare reform?Federal reimbursement changes are coming, so physicians need to ensure that data collection tools are up to the task.
The challenges of switching EHRsDespite widespread unhappiness, surprisingly few practices say they plan to change their EHR system. Here’s why.
EHR vendors to D.C.: Onslaught of regulations hurting progressThe healthcare information technology (HIT) marketplace—not Congress—should solve the problems with technology to aid physicians, according to electronic health record (EHR) vendors.
Retweets count as a second opinion, right?Keeping up with Dr. Google is exhausting.
EHR interoperability’s uncertain futureExchanging information is vital for quality patient care in an era of technology-based medicine, but progress is lagging.
5 tips for tactfully combatting negative patient reviews
5 tips for tactfully combatting negative patient reviewsThe troubling reality is that review sites like Yelp and Healthgrades often attract patients who are more likely to air grievances, rather than praise. In other words, it’s a near certainty that every physician and medical practice will encounter a fair share of negative patient reviews.
10 steps to strengthen physician practice systems, safeguard patient dataSecurity risk assessments are difficult, but necessary.
How to balance telemedicine advances with ethicsTreating patients remotely requires the same diligence as face-to-face encounters, experts say.
EHR reality checkThis is normal...right?