If health IT developers designed EHRs with long-term, goal-directed healthcare in mind, primary care providers would be better equipped to help their patients, researchers say.
EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.
Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.
Healthcare payments are shifting and the industry is in a rapid state of change. Efficiencies to render patient care as a top priority are crucial. Measurement brings efficiencies and meaning to a patient population.