Learning to use EHRs properly is the key to successful implementation

It is important for healthcare providers to realize that their electronic health record systems will only benefit their practices if they learn how to use them properly.

Greater communication between providers can increase patient engagement

Stage 2 of meaningful use is rapidly approaching, and stage 3 will be upon providers before they know it.

EHRs combined with analytics may help reduce medication non-adherence rates

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented across the U.S. one thing is clear - there is an increase focus on patient outcomes.

EHRs and other technology can reduce diagnostic errors

Healthcare providers are not perfect, and sometimes they make mistakes.

Where should practices focus their attention as ICD-10 draws near?

Some healthcare providers may be concerned about the upcoming switch to the ICD-10 coding system, and for good reason.

Researchers determine effective way to assess nurses' EHR readiness

In order for practices to successfully adopt electronic medical records, healthcare providers need to make sure that the majority of their staff is comfortable using the system.

Before switching vendors, doctors should examine EHR problems

Healthcare providers who are finding that their electronic health record systems are not performing for them they way that they would like them to need to take the time to evaluate what the problem may be

How can healthcare technology reduce medication errors?

There are many benefits to electronic health records, and several of them involve reducing medical errors.

Direct messaging can help rural providers adopt healthcare technology

While healthcare providers from all parts of the U.S. may have trouble with certain aspects of health information exchange, smaller practices - particularly those in rural areas - may have an especially difficult time.

Providers lagging when it comes to ICD-10 testing

The transition to ICD-10 is coming soon, and many providers may have been too busy implementing their electronic health record systems to begin preparing for  the change.

AMA expresses concern of provider's abilities to meet stage 2 requirements

Healthcare providers who use electronic health records are soon expected to demonstrate stage 2 of meaningful use if they want to receive financial reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Survey shows doctors have concerns about EHR systems

Reports continue to show that while more doctors are adopting electronic health records, that does not mean that they do not have concerns about these systems.

Examining a meaningful use success story

Healthcare providers who are struggling to achieve meaningful use should turn to electronic health record success stories to help show them the way.

ONC releases guide to EHR contract terms

Some healthcare providers across the U.S. have been finding that they are not satisfied with their electronic health record vendors.

Providers need to question potential EHR vendors

Healthcare providers who are interested in purchasing an electronic health record system or replacing their current one should understand the importance of choosing the right vendor.

EHR help is available to struggling healthcare providers

The deadline for healthcare providers to implement electronic health records into their practice is rapidly approaching, but that does not mean that all medical professionals are prepared to make this switch.

Infographic sheds light on which states lead in EHR adoption

The use of electronic health records is increasing across the U.S., but in some areas of the country, healthcare providers seem to be more eager to adopt this technology than in others.