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Category Archives: EHR/EMR Consulting

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 […]

Electronic Medical Records Market Experiencing Tremendous Growth

According to Mordor Intelligence, there has been a “dramatic increase” in electronic health record (EHR) platform adoption during the pandemic. Several countries, they report, embraced these systems “to a notable extent” to provide information about their infection status. This adoption rate is significant—and the report provides information about continuing momentum. The EHR market is expected […]

Telehealth and RPM Interoperability with EHR Systems Improved Patient Care After Covid

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, healthcare organizations needed to respond in ways to help keep people safe during their medical appointments—with telehealth serving as a key element of the response. Patients embraced this option, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report from December 2021 revealed a “63-fold increase” in telehealth usage. According […]

How New Epic EHR Partnerships Will Improve Molecular Testing Processes

On July 7, 2022, Caris Life Sciences announced a partnership with Epic Systems to enhance the ability of oncologists to access molecular testing for their patients. Molecular profile services added include whole exome and whole transcriptome sequencing for blood and tissue samples—making Caris the first Epic partner with these capabilities. This partnership provides these services […]

How Leading Healthcare Providers Are Turning Data into Insights

Healthcare organizations sit on top of a mountain of available patient data records. Of course, this raw data is useless on its own but, when analyzed properly, it can be turned into actionable information that can help better diagnose and manage illness, research new treatments, and even prevent disease. In today’s ever-changing world, leading providers […]

How to Enhance EHR Use Measures to Mitigate Clinician Burnout

Healthcare is a career in which burnout is an ongoing risk. Days are full, typically without enough hours in the day to get everything done at a reasonable pace. The potential for crises is always just around the corner, which sets the stage for emotional exhaustion. Burned-out medical personnel can depersonalize patients in an effort […]

Choosing the Right EHR Vendor For Your Organization

Electronic health record (EHR) systems come with plenty of benefits for the healthcare organization that’s using this technology. EHR applications allow them to share and receive crucial information across healthcare organizations, which facilitates their ability to provide safe, high-quality, well-coordinated patient care. EHR systems allow medical professionals to make more effective diagnoses, reducing errors. Communication […]