"EHR" Posts

Portrait of Alisa Hughley

Electronic Health Records Benefits: An ePatient Story

Alisa Hughley | October 21, 2013

Electronic health records benefits may be clear for providers – cutting redundancy of tests, coordinating care during discharges, etc. — but these benefits also will ultimately accrue to patients in the form of better health.
In July, I participated in the Tenth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. I was delighted to be invited to speak on an ONC panel dedicated to “Looking Forward to the Next Frontier in Public/Private Collaboration to Promote Patient Engagement.” More importantly, I was pleased to see a government entity interested in focusing on an area that has become a personal mission of mine.

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Portrait of Emily Jones, PhD

The Story Behind the Numbers: Best Practices for Adopting and Implementing Health IT

Emily Jones, PhD | September 19, 2013

There has been a dramatic increase in the adoption and use of electronic health records among healthcare providers and hospitals across the country.*  But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.  Behind the steep increase in electronic health record (EHR) adoption is the story of each provider and organization as they adopt and optimize health information technology (health IT).  What are the experiences of providers and organizations as they implement and optimize health IT? 

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