Organizations need to strive to make patient portals safer

A major part of stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program involves encouraging patients to become more engaged in their care by accessing their files through patient portals.

Health information managers work to calm physicians' fears over ICD-10

Over the past few months, one major source of anxiety for some physicians has been the switch to the ICD-10 coding system.

Redesigning workflows is a key part of EHR implementation

Part of successfully implementing an electronic health record system is to take a look at how it is affecting a practice's workflow.

What can Americans learn from Canadians about EHRs? A great deal

It is no secret that some Americans have been having a difficult time understanding the concept of electronic health records.

What does it take to successfully implement an EHR system?

While many practices have implemented electronic health record systems by now, there are still some that have yet to make the switch from paper to digital.

To avoid EHR-related malpractice claims, documentation is key

Electronic health records will play a major role in the future of health care, and it is important for providers to be prepared for all that entails.

ICD-10 is creating job opportunities in health care

There has been a great deal of discussion in the health care community lately about the new ICD-10 coding regulations.

How can EHRs benefit orthopedic and spine practices?

While adopting electronic health records can be an arduous process for large hospitals, it can be even more time-consuming for small practices.

Research shows that EHRs create jobs in the health care industry

Electronic health record systems do not simply help providers deliver a higher quality of care, they are also creating jobs within the health care industry.

How can EHRs help providers avoid audits?

By now, providers are aware of electronic health records and how they have the potential to boost patient satisfaction and the quality of care delivered, but they may still be unaware of the multitude of benefits these systems can offer a practice.

The benefits of EHRs drastically outweigh the risks

Some health care providers have frustrations regarding electronic health records, which can be understandable, since these systems represent the many changes in health information technology that are coming to the industry.

How to plan for a successful go-live

When implementing an electronic health records system, one of the most important success factors is a smooth go-live.

Providers need to address patient misconceptions regarding EHRs

While electronic health records have been getting more attention in the media in the past few years than they did in the past, many misconceptions still remain among the public regarding the purpose and use of these systems.

The benefits of EHRs for patients

Some providers have been having a difficult time implementing their electronic health record systems, and if they are having trouble with this adjustment, they should assume that their patients may have problems with it as well.

REC helps Kentucky providers successfully adopt EHRs

In order to understand how the electronic health records adoption process is going throughout the U.S., it may be a good idea to examine in on a state-by-state basis.

Survey shows that people remain confused about EHRs

Providers who are working to implement electronic health records into their practices need to make sure that their patients are comfortable with these systems.

Stage 3 of meaningful use may call for social and behavioral patient data

As healthcare providers are working toward achieving stage 2 of meaningful use, many have been speculating about what stage 3 of the incentives program will require.