Poorly Matched Symptoms on Paper vs. EHR Casts Doubt on Accuracy of EHRs

Self-reported symptoms of ocular problems were incorrectly transferred from a paper questionnaire into an electronic health record (EHR) roughly one-third of the time, according to results of a small study conducted in one clinic.

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Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead  in 2017
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Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead in 2017

As we near the end of January, I’d like to take the opportunity to look ahead and consider what the potential “hot topics” in health information management (HIM) might be for 2017.

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Survey: 2017 Health IT Priorities Include Cybersecurity, Analytics, EHR Improvements

Cybersecurity, analytics, population health, and even artificial intelligence are some of the health IT topics on the radar for healthcare provider organizations in 2017, according to a survey from Healthcare IT News.

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EHR Vendor Data Blocking Impedes Critical Registry Reporting

Medical specialty societies—which rely heavily on electronic data registries to monitor everything from disease rates, procedure outcomes, and medical implant or device success rates, claim that EHR vendors are hampering their reporting processes.

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ONC Releases Guide for Negotiating EHR Contracts

While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.

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