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Following the implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) incentivizing Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, healthcare organizations invested heavily in their EHR systems—but many feel the return on investment (ROI) is underwhelming.

On average, primary care physicians spend more than half of their 11.4-hour workdays on data entry in electronic health records (EHRs), devoting 5.9 hours to the tasks each day. Findings were explained in a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has occurred in the majority of hospitals but healthcare organizations often do not use the platform for advanced measures to improve outcomes. In a study published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers examined the rate of hospitals using advanced EHR functions.

About half of healthcare organizations report opening three or more patient records within electronic health records (EHRs) at a time, increasing the likelihood these files can become infected if the platform is not protected, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have developed an electronic health record (EHR) tool capable of assisting physicians in accurately pinpointing patients at risk for chronic kidney disease.


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