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5 Reasons Doctors Hate EHRs & 5 Ways Healthcare IT Can Help

by Kari Walgran on Sep 15, 2017 11:11:41 AM

How poor user experience became a medical crisis and what to do about it.

Recent research shows that healthcare providers are unhappy with EHRs, complaining of lost productivity, burnout and more. With technology at the root of the problem, healthcare IT professionals are uniquely qualified to offer solutions. Read on to learn about the top 5 reasons providers dislike EHRs, and 5 ways IT professionals can help.

A recent think piece from Health Data Management notes that, despite increased focus on the transition to value-based care, physicians and IT professionals are not yet ready to turn their attention to new payment models for a very simple reason:  users are still struggling with electronic health records (EHRs).

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, EHR, Healthcare IT

EHR Interoperability in 2017 and Beyond: 10 Key Resources for Healthcare IT Professionals

by Kari Walgran on Apr 28, 2017 8:10:48 AM

The complexity of medical information and patient care, combined with stringent privacy guidelines, make EHR interoperability an ongoing challenge

Electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is a major concern and a major challenge in health IT. As EHR adoption and functionality continue to grow, patients, providers, and regulators expect corresponding improvements in reliability and ease of use. Is quick, seamless communication across the healthcare spectrum really possible? Read on to learn more about the current state of interoperability.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Cloud Computing, EHR, Disaster Recovery

5 Key Facts About Disaster Recovery for EHRs

by Kari Walgran on Apr 20, 2017 4:27:22 PM

Before a crisis strikes, healthcare IT professionals must be ready for EHR disruptions due to disasters.

HIPAA requires all healthcare providers to develop contingency plans for disaster recovery, including data backup and emergency operations. With electronic health records (EHRs) at the center of patient care, access to patient medical data is absolutely critical. Read on to learn more about disaster preparedness, EHR disruptions, and how healthcare IT professionals can be informed and ready before a crisis strikes.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Cloud Computing, EHR, Disaster Recovery

3 Reasons Why Electronic Health Records Belong in the Cloud

by Kari Walgran on Apr 11, 2017 8:41:57 AM

With cloud computing, medical facilities have compelling reasons to change how electronic health records are kept.


Cloud computing has transformed a number of industries, and healthcare is no exception. Medical facilities of all types have introduced cloud-based electronic health records (EHRs) as a way to reduce costs, secure data, and streamline operations. Read on to learn more about the implementation of cloud-based EHRs.

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Topics: Healthcare Trends, Cloud Computing, EHR

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