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Category Archives: EHR/EMR Consulting

Most Common EHR Workflow Inefficiencies

It’s well known that physicians and other healthcare professionals have felt frustrated by the amount of time they’ve spent navigating electronic health record (EHR) workflows, as well as the concerns healthcare organizations have for this time usage. In 2020, a study by the Annals of Internal Medicine quantified this time. With 155,000 nonsurgical/ambulatory practice physicians […]

EHR Implementation: How to Achieve Successful Change Management

When planning for an EHR implementation, a change management strategy will need to be factored in. This strategy should allow you to systematically transition from your current system and status to one that optimally leverages your new EHR system. At a high level, this will involve analyzing your healthcare facility’s present situation; identifying areas where […]

EHR Optimization vs. Replacement: Which Side Is Your Healthcare Facility On?

Once your healthcare facility’s EHR system is out of date or has become inefficient, it’s time to start considering an EHR optimization or replacement. Having an electronic health records (EHR) system that satisfies your healthcare team is crucial for patient care, as well as employee retention. In fact, physicians and advanced practice providers who consider […]

How EMR Optimization Empowers Your Healthcare Facility’s Top Talent

Recruiting and retaining star talent is a challenge for healthcare facilities today as professionals retire or decide to leave the medical field because of burnout. A key way to keep yours is through creating an environment that supports them and streamlines their work to allow them to focus on providing top-quality patient care—instead of more […]

Inefficiencies in EHR Systems Can Cause Healthcare Worker Burnout

Burnout in the healthcare industry is real—and it’s significant. A KFF/Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey found that 55 percent of front-line healthcare workers stated they’ve experienced burnout, which was defined as “mental and physical exhaustion from chronic workplace stress” during the pandemic. The youngest group (aged 18 to 29) reported this in the […]

EHR Advancements for 2023 and Beyond

As the year 2022 wound up, industry experts shared their EHR predictions for the upcoming year, including those made in HealthCareITNews.com. The discussion there focused in part on the impacts of critical staffing shortages and inflation with the following statement made: “The constraint on health IT to deliver immediate value has never been more severe, […]

How to Succeed in HIT Implementation: Taking Technological Change to the Next Level

As a CIO or healthcare IT professional, much of your success is dependent on the successes of your end users, co-workers, and customers. The role of IT has changed, though, which has caused the definition of success to evolve, putting you in a position where you can’t afford to mark a project complete upon system […]

Epic EHR and Google Cloud Announce Partnership

This new partnership between Epic and Google Cloud will allow hospitals using the Epic electronic health records (EHR) technology to store records in the cloud and benefit from specialized tools. Announced in November at the HLTH 2022 Conference, this greatly expands the options that healthcare organizations have when managing their records in a cloud environment. […]

EMR Technology: Closing the Communication Gap Between Patients and Providers

Several years ago, HealthTechMagazine acknowledged how helpful technology can be in facilitating patient-provider communication. Both parties, the article reads, saw equal value in having internet access to healthcare information and in using web-based patient portals. That said, 78 percent of patients wanted easier access than what they currently had with 48 percent of them recognizing […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Adopt Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology can offer numerous benefits, we discussed several of these benefits in a recent article. As a recap, blockchain use in healthcare can: Provide a complete, single source of accurate medical patient records Allow for direct access to validated services by insurers Be confirmed directly by patients with no intermediary Save time and money […]