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There are a number of considerations hospitals should keep in mind to ensure that the EHR systems they purchase are appropriately sized and best meet their needs.
Healthcare providers cannot afford to delay their detailed meaningful use planning.
Implementing an EHR could initially result in increased costs in health information management, but these costs should eventually go down.
The health IT journey has been long and arduous, but the future can be a superb success—or a spectacular failure.
Demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records is critical in an environment of outcomes-based payment and healthcare reform.
An examination of the problems several hospitals have encountered in the rush to implement EHRs could help other organizations avoid similar challenges.
Providers of all sizes can reap both tangible and intangible benefits from an EHR investment.
Investments in EHR performance management are essential to reducing costs and improving quality of care with the help of this technology.
The first step hospitals should take in making healthcare data actionable is to determine how the data will be used.
An EHR can reduce a provider’s exposure to risk posed by the fraudulent use of healthcare data, but only to the extent that the provider has established proper controls.
Because implementing an EHR is not just about automating the paper chart, but also, automating how clinicians use information in healthcare practice, there is some evidence that Prochaska’s six stages of change are applicable to EHR implementations.
Meeting meaningful use criteria is only the first step in achieving the IT support needed for success under payment reform.
Automatic triggers in your EHR system can be a reminder to physicians of certain CMS supported care processes that can enhance your organization's patient care and help build its revenue streams.
CFOs have an important opportunity to participate in related activities surrounding an electronic health record implementation in their organizations.
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Data may soon become a healthcare organization's most critical asset. Learn what providers should be thinking about now to prepare.
Increasing the security of a hospital’s and physician practice’s information systems is more critical now than ever.
Achieving meaningful use is significant, but it's only the first step in a longer journey to maximize meaningful value from IT.
Should your organization do what's necessary to get the carrot and avoid the stick of the government's "meaningful use" standard?
Healthcare IT is now entering a convegence stage that could accelerate improved performance.
An ordinary least squares trend analysis can help determine whether a correlation exists between staffing levels and the number of applications in use by hospitals.
After a technology upgrade, a hospital should take specific steps preempt issues that could lead to decreased revenue.
Healthcare organizations can use predictive analytics to prevent readmissions and to determine which procedures and care methods are likely to produce the most effective outcomes.
Integrating medical devices with an electronic health record can boost clinician efficiency by reducing clinicians' overall documentation activities.
A study used FTE employees per adjusted occupied bed as a measure to ascertain the effect of EHR investments on labor productivity.
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