JAMA Commentary: Consider De-implementing EHRs to Improve their Function

Existing electronic health records (EHRs) are not living up to the promise of improving care through predictive analytics and personalized care, according to an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research
Aug17

White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research

The failure of electronic health records (EHRs) to demonstrate substantial clinical and financial benefits—or be interoperable—is one of the key reasons precision medicine efforts aren’t succeeding, according to the authors of a “Viewpoint” article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Hearing Points to Continued Lack of Interoperability for VA EHR

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still struggling to move along interoperability capabilities for its electronic health record (EHR) system.

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Senate Committee Passes Health IT Bill Focused on Interoperability and EHR Usability

Although it has thus far only passed a committee vote, the “Improving Health Information Technology Act” may be a sign of things to come.

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Analysis of Physician EHR Documentation Habits Improves Productivity

Physicians at one academic medical center were able to cut the time they spent on EHR documentation by 36 percent as a result of streamlined workflows and fewer mouse clicks, an analysis found.

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