Electronic Health Records

5 Lessons Healthcare Executives Have Learned about EHR Integration

March 18, 2016
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HCE talked with four healthcare leaders about what they have learned from the integration of electronic health records at their respective organizations. We have listed five of these lessons below: 1.)    Centralize all of your corporate processes around the EHR. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, said his organization […]

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What Hospitals Should Know about EHR Donations to Practices

January 13, 2014
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The laws for underwriting the cost of EHR software for affiliated practices was recently extended and revised, reports Michelle Holmes at Information Week. So what are the broader implications of this for hospitals? First, some background on the laws in question. According to Holmes, “[T]he Stark Law (or physician self-referral statute) prohibits a physician from […]

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4 Factors that are Causing Physician Dissatisfaction

October 9, 2013
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It’s no small secret that the HIE rollout last week was clunky, incompetent, and error-ridden. Many executives are probably wondering what else awaits them as healthcare reform moves forward. It’s obvious the next few years will be difficult for the country’s health industry, as hospitals adjust to new employment and reimbursement models and as patients […]

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Kaiser Permanente Integration Model Has Pros, Cons (Part 2 of 2)

March 28, 2013

In our last post, we began dissecting Reed Abelson’s in-depth look in The New York Times at the Kaiser Permanente integration model and its failure to lower the cost of healthcare, a fact that Kaiser’s critics focus on. Perhaps it would do the industry well to remember the old saying, “Pioneers take the arrows.” For […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

March 14, 2013

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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Study Advises Healthcare Executives to be Aware of EHR Overload

March 5, 2013

Now that electronic health records are taking root within most hospitals and health systems, data on how they are helping or hindering those systems is gradually coming out. Chelsea Rice at HealthLeaders Media reports that EHRs have become “the latest source of information overload” for physicians. A research letter published in the Journal of the […]

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Rural Healthcare’s Noble Fight to Survive (Part 2)

February 14, 2013

Yesterday, we examined the plight of rural healthcare in Georgia and how it is reflective of the nation as a whole. Today, we’re going to look at what the federal government plans to do to aid rural areas. John Commins at HealthLeaders Media details the pledges that were made at a teleconference earlier this month […]

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EHR Implementation is Slow around the Country

January 28, 2013

In talking with numerous healthcare executives each month, HCE is able to get a pretty good idea of how the average organization is adapting to EHR and why 47 percent of hospital executives are uncertain as to whether their organization can reach Meaningful Use stage 2. Simply put, it’s a process that often moves slower […]

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Healthcare IT Will Only Get More Complex in New Year

January 3, 2013

The end of an old year brings with it numerous end-of-year lists for all areas of our culture, and healthcare is no exception.  An article from ZDNet outlines five expected 2013 IT trends in healthcare, many of which will probably affect your organization. First, there’s “the continuing growth of ER.” As reporter Denise Amrich writes, […]

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Are EHRs Really Successful?

December 20, 2012

One of the main topics we cover in HCE is the implementation of electronic health records (EHR). So, naturally, a recent article published in InformationWeek under the headline “’Not One Successful EHR System in Whole World’” caught our eyes. Reporter Neil Versel writes, “While federal health IT officials were touting the perceived successes of their […]

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