Measuring quality of care in hospitals is undergoing change. Two interrelated factors are fueling this change: changes from the Joint Commission as they accredit hospitals, and changes in what is expected from hospital Electronic Health Records(EHRs) for Meaningful Use.
Health information technology (health IT) is seen as central to improving healthcare delivery, and is the focus of the HITECH section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (which sets up and funds bonuses for Meaningful Use of Certified EHR technology). A...Continue
We often talk about our business in terms of the Practice Fusion “Community”. It’s more than just a nice phrase: with over 50,000 medical professionals registered on our system ..it really does feel like a giant village most days.
Modern healthcare technology needs to communicate and share information with others. That seems like an obvious statement. However, this has not been the legacy of the health IT industry – historically, Electronic Health Records (EHR) have been built as large, all-inclusive enterprise systems designed to...Continue
The first post in this series described the need for a tool physicians can use to evaluate EMR usability. The second post set out a conceptual framework for developing such a tool. In this post, we present an actual EMR usability evaluation tool.