Technology projects such as the implementation of an electronic health record system, no doubt, come with their share of headaches. CIOs that think that such work merely consists of installing new software or hardware, however, are in for a rude awakening, according to Ilene Moore, a physician advisor for Elmhurst, Ill.-based healthcare professional services firm Dearborn Advisors. read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on its involvement in a new model electronic health record system for pediatrics, outlining the steps it took to help the government create a format better suited to meet the needs of children. read more
Yet another provider is facing unanticipated struggles with electronic health record system adoption. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is blaming additional costs and lost revenue on the 2012 implementation of its Epic EHR.
Hospitals need to take into account each particular physician and tailor their approach to moving the physician to an electronic health record system, according to Daniel Morreale, vice president and CIO at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York City. read more
Executives at Boulder (Colo.) Community Hospital are probably breathing easier now that the facility's electronic health record system is up and running after a malfunction kept it offline for more than a week. read more
Merely owning an electronic health record system won't improve patient care, but an EHR can be a powerful tool to help providers do so, according to Jesse Singer, Assistant Commissioner of New York City's Primary Care Information Project, home to the city's regional extension center. read more