The Future of eMRs

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6 Responses

  1. I told you so

    A guest column I wrote in 2006 for WTN News, titled “Careful with that electronic health record, Mr. Leavitt,” was a very accurate prediction of the lousy state of HIPAA six years later.

    Darrell K. Pruitt DDS


  2. Patient’s Preference for Internet-Based Access to Medical Images

    According to a survey from IDR Medical, 85 percent of respondents would like to have Internet-based access to their medical images and reports to share with other physicians, and to provide a more convenient way for them to access and store their records and their children’s records.

    While age often is perceived as a hurdle to technology adoption, the survey demonstrates that only the oldest age group (71+) showed less enthusiasm to use the portal-but even in this age group 59.5 percent of respondents were very likely to use the portal solution.

    Providing patients with secure and easy access to their imaging results also impacts both satisfaction and an overall return rate: 79 percent of patients felt that if they had access to their images they would be more likely to return to that same facility and 76 percent indicated they would recommend the imaging facility to a friend.

    Publication Source: IDR Medical


  3. Percentage of office-based physicians using any type of electronic medical record or electronic health record system by Age

    1. Under 35 years – 83.8%
    2. 35–44 years – 81.1%
    3. 45–54 years – 76.5%
    4. 55–64 years – 66.8%
    5. 65 years and over – 53.6%
    6. All physicians – 71.8%

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics


  4. Unpatients — Why patients should own their medical data

    According to Leonard J. Kish and & Eric J Topol, for the benefits of digital medicine to be fully realized, we need not only to find a shared home for personal health data but also to give individuals the right to own them.

    Ann Miller RN MHA


  5. EMR Strongly Linked to Physician Burnout – Mayo Study

    Electronic health records and digital clerical work are strongly linked to burnout. A Mayo Clinic study has found that its electronic medical records system is leaving some of its physicians feeling over-worked. The lead author in the study was Dr. Tait Shanafelt. The Mayo Clinic teamed up with the American Medical Association and used data from more than 6,500 physicians who use electronic systems.

    “Physicians using an electronic health record, using computerized physician order entry are at a dramatically increased risk for professional burnout,” said Dr. Shanafelt, who is a Professor of Medicine with Mayo Clinic. “The introduction of computers into the examination room has the potential to shift physicians’ focus away from the patient and the human interaction, which is a source of meaning for physicians,” the study authors wrote.

    Mandy Oaklander, SERMO [6/30/16]


  6. Electronic Medical Records Update 2017

    Science Ignored – Opportunity Lost



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