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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has written a letter to CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations to reduce clinician burden.

Researchers have used data collected from patient electronic health records (EHRs) to train a machine learning algorithm to predict the onset of hypertension in individuals in the next year, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Allscripts has certified Luma Health’s patient communication platform as a part of the Allscripts Developer Program, enabling Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) users to automate patient-provider communication with text-first action.

A natural language processing system that defines medical jargon for patients viewing electronic health record (EHR) notes through portals could improve care outcomes, according to a study published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Medical scribes in charge of electronic health record (EHR) documentation could reduce physician burnout and restore joy to practicing, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

 

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EHR notes with less clinical information increase physician efficiency

Electronic health records (EHRs) that display less clinically relevant information could be more accurate and more satisfying for physicians, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Study finds correlation between EHR vendor, hospital meaningful use performance

Choosing an electronic health record (EHR) vendor can determine a hospital's ability to improve performance based on meaningful use criteria, according to a study published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine.

Alerts in EHRs increase rates of HPV vaccine

The clinical reminder function within electronic health records (EHRs) could lead to more individuals receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

51% of patients think EHRs make healthcare safer

A survey conducted by HealtheLink asked participants on their view of the safety of electronic health records (EHRs)—finding 51 percent of respondents believed EHRs by physicians and hospitals makes healthcare “more safe.”

Despite high EHR adoption, digital divide remains in advanced utilization

Although the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has grown, evidence of how hospitals are using advanced EHR features is lacking. In a study presented at the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, researchers analyzed EHR utilization to assess evidence of digital divides between health systems.

1 in 4 four healthcare execs believes EMRs have helped meet consumer needs

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have the promise of increasing efficiency, but only 25 percent of healthcare executives agree the technology has helped achieve the growing needs of consumers, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

Medical scribes reduce documentation time by 3.2 minutes per patient encounter

One of the main complaints about electronic medical records (EMRs) from physicians is the time documentation takes away from the patient visit. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, researchers evaluate the effect medical scribes have on clinical documentation.

EMR malpractice claims increase over past decade

As the number of physician’s offices and hospitals implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) has increased so has the number of EMR-related medical malpractice claims, according to a report conducted by the Doctors Company, a large medical malpractice insurer.

Paper records beat EHRs in quality, quantity

Paper-based records and electronic medical records (EMRs) differ in content, documentation process and structure, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

80% of patients believe EMRs improve care

A majority of consumers believe electronic medical records (EMRs) will improve patient care, according to survey conducted by The Physicians Foundation.

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