Expert offers recommendations for successful EHR implementation

Providers want their electronic health record systems to benefit their practice, but that is sometimes difficult to do.

EMRs may help boost knowledge of DNA and disease

For decades researchers have been working to link DNA to certain diseases in order to better prevent, diagnose and treat various medical issues.

Study shows a new way to measure the value of orthopedic care

There are many changes coming to the health care industry, but one of the greatest shifts is the fact that a greater focus is being placed on the quality of care given rather than the quantity.

Study suggests patients are getting more comfortable with EHRs

Providers who are working toward achieving incentives through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use program know that during 2014, knowing how to use their electronic health record system is not enough - they also have to encourage their patients to access their EHRs through patient portals.

2014 may be the true year of EHR replacement

In February 2013, a Black Book Rankings poll predicted that 2013 would be a major year of change for EHR.

2014 may be the true year of EHR replacement

In February 2013, a Black Book Rankings poll predicted that 2013 would be a major year of change for EHR.

One story shows two sides of patient interaction and health IT

It is important for providers to explain the benefits of all the new technology in medicine, such as electronic health records, to their patients, since many may be unsure what to think of all of these changes.

Providers begin to see benefits of giving patients EHR access

Over the past year, research has shown that while some patients may be wary of certain aspects of electronic health record systems - such as whether EHRs will do an adequate job of keeping their personal health information protected - they are very eager to have improved access to their medical records.

Interoperability is the key to reducing EHR errors

Electronic health records have great potential for advancing the health care industry.

Turning off the EHR audit feature causes problems for providers

Electronic health record systems are important tools that could change the health care system for the better, but only if they are used properly.

As start date looms, ICD-10 challenges remain

Among the many changes that health care providers have to deal with in the coming months is the impending switch to the ICD-10 coding system on Oct. 1, 2014.

Providers should not be too confident in their stage 2 abilities

While the start date for stage 3 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program has changed, the one for stage 2 has not.

Vitamin B12 tied to fracture risk

Among the many benefits of electronic health record systems is the fact that they can help providers spot health trends among specific populations.

CMS pushes back meaningful use timeline

Health care providers and politicians alike have long been calling for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to push back the timeline they had set for when providers need to complete each stage of the meaningful use incentives program.

Physicians need to use the copy-and-paste feature carefully

Electronic health records have the ability to make physicians' lives easier, as long as they are using them correctly.

Personnel changes may be required for successful EHR adoption

Many providers who have adopted electronic health record systems have done so with the hopes of not only improving the quality of care they provide, but also because they want to achieve incentives as part of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use program.

Providers' issues with EHR systems can be resolved

These days, it is becoming common to hear health care providers complaining about the issues surrounding some electronic health record systems.

It is time to prepare for meaningful use in 2014

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services took an opportunity to remind eligible professionals that Dec. 31, 2013, is the next electronic health record meaningful use reporting deadline.