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Patient safety demands more robust testing of EHR usability, says Pew

By | Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Mike Miliard

Source: Healthcare IT News

Pew Charitable Trusts says not enough attention is being paid to electronic health record usability from a safety point of view. And given that federal certification requirements don’t address two key safety factors, it’s offering EHR developers and provider organizations a toolset to help boost patient protections.

For all the benefits that EHRs bring, variations in their design, customization and use can “lead to inefficiencies or workflow challenges and can fail to prevent – or even contribute to – patient harm,” according to a new study from Pew.

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Choosing an Electronic Health Record: Cloud v. On Premise EHRs

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Article Author: Kate Monica

Source: EHR Intelligence

Choosing the right electronic health record (EHR) system that best suits an organization’s budget, setting, practice type, and patient population can be a daunting prospect.

In order to maintain consumer satisfaction and succeed with value-based care initiatives, quality improvement, and other business objectives, organizations need to ensure they are committing to a health IT suite that can help—not hinder—their progress.

There is no shortage of options to choose from. Well-known vendors and up-and-coming players are both offering innovative solutions to enhance communication, enable analytics, and support quality care.

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