Atrium Health merges SDOH data into its Cerner EHR to improve care, trim costs

Since the 1980s, social determinants of health have been examined from more of an academic and research perspective. Evidence-based literature suggests social and economic factors such as income, ZIP code, access to transportation, language, genetics, diet, cultural beliefs and education all influence a person’s overall health. In the past five years or so, health systems have begun to pay attention […]

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uPerform by ANCILE: Supporting organisations to digitally upskill staff

A big part of the success of an Electronic Health Record system relies on successful user adoption and utilisation. But the typical onboarding and education strategies employed by healthcare organisations procuring these systems do not go far enough to create a clinical workforce feeling confident and proficient in their use. After spending vast amounts of money and going through months […]

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Digitalising internal and external hospital processes for better healthcare delivery

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is defined as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting, according to the HIMSS Health Information and Technology Resource Library. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunisations, laboratory data and radiology reports.  The […]

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EHR optimization can stop common diseases in their tracks

Early detection is a mantra in hospitals: Find a nascent condition before it can morph into something serious and you can alleviate suffering, improve care and save lives. Symptoms can be hidden in plain sight or can be masked by other known illnesses. In these manners, thousands of patients a year fall through the cracks and become seriously ill. WHAT […]

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Empowering patients to be more involved in managing their own care

Could you tell us about more about your roles as Director at Great North Care Record and Digital Clinical Champion at the NHS in England? I am a clinician with a background in nursing with 12 years involvement in national programmes developing and promoting the use of digital solutions to improve healthcare and patient experience. In 2018 I became the […]

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EHR tool boosts clinical research participation for Medical University of South Carolina

As clinical research protocols increase in complexity and the list of inclusion and exclusion criteria a patient must meet to qualify for clinical research studies grows, many research sites are faced with participant recruitment challenges. The Medical University of South Carolina is one of them. THE PROBLEM Those stricter criteria mean more personnel time is dedicated to chart review and […]

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Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer reveals secrets of success behind the Plummer project

Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of Clinical Systems Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer shared in an email interview with Healthcare IT News some key takeaways behind the success of the Plummer project. The massive EHR rollout project at Mayo Clinic was named in honour of Dr. Henry Plummer who developed a patient-centred […]

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How top healthcare executives can use IT to stem the opioid crisis

The sheer scope of America’s opioid crisis—more than 40,000 opioid overdose deaths just in 2017, and more than 2 million addicted—almost defies comprehension. Many of us know one or more of the people that those horrifying numbers represent. We all want to help. While fewer than half of those deaths were due directly to prescribed painkillers, according to the National […]

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What to know before purchasing a next-gen ambulatory EHR

Electronic health record systems are the backbone of ambulatory practices today and need to be designed and tailored to meet the specific needs of physicians. Ambulatory EHRs are tasked with streamlining workflows, improving care and helping to trim costs. And like every technology, ambulatory EHRs are evolving, changing in different ways to meet the constantly transforming healthcare marketplace. It’s up […]

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Can technology restore humanity to healthcare?

“At its core, technology would seem to be the antithesis of humanity,” said Dr. Chris Derienzo, chief quality officer at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System. “It doesn’t feel, it doesn’t think and it can’t see the humanity of the person in front of it,” he explained.” Ask physicians how the feel about electronic health records, or read Atul Gawande’s […]

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