Electronic Health Record

Electronic Medical Records Are Strangling American Medicine

By Dane Brodke, MD, MPH for MedPage Today Last month, 15,000 nurses went on strike in Minnesota in the largest private-sector nursing strike in U.S. history. They were protesting understaffing and overwork at a time when provider burnout has reached epidemic proportions — approximately 63% of physicians and 80% of nurses now report symptoms of burnout. Meanwhile, healthcare continues to struggle…

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Disability documentation in the EHR can improve care quality

By Kat Jercich ofr Healthcare IT News A recent article in Health Affairs called the electronic health record an “underrated medium” for improving care and pushed for the standardization of structures for documenting disabilities. “In medical school, we spend a lot of time learning how to take a patient’s medical history. We practice asking specifically worded questions…

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Docs who spend less time in the EHR are more likely to leave their jobs

By Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open this week found an association with electronic health record usage patterns and physician turnover. But contrary to researchers’ hypothesis, their analysis found that less time in the EHR – especially inbox management – was associated with provider departure.…

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Epic will require all U.S. employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

By Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News Epic Systems will require all U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1. The electronic health record giant sent a notice on Friday informing staff of the new policy, along with updated guidance around masking. “We need our staff to be fully vaccinated to continue…

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