Latest EHR research: What physicians need to know
Healio.com/Internal Medicine presents the latest research in the use of electronic health record systems, including clinical outcomes, how they affect working time and implementation efficacy.
Nearly half of all physicians dissatisfied with EHR systems
Over the past 5 years, satisfaction with EHRs has declined among physicians, despite being used by a great proportion of them, according to recently published survey results from AmericanEHR Partners and AMA. Read more.
EHR use improves diabetes outcomes for ‘high cohesion’ primary care teams
Patients cared for by clinicians who reported being part of a “high cohesion” team using EHRs saw significantly greater improvements in HbA1c levels and a greater decrease in LDL cholesterol than patients cared for by clinicians in a “low cohesion” team, according to research in the American Journal of Managed Care. Read more.
EHR use accounts for one-third of working time of residents
An institutional audit of the EHR system used by internal medicine house staff found that residents spent more than 30% of their time using the system, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more.
Impact of EHR adoption on patient volume, revenue not significant
Implementation of an EHR system did not significantly increase revenue or patient volume in a large multispecialty ophthalmic practice, according to a study. Read more.
EHRs not associated with better outcomes in stroke care
EHRs were not associated with higher-quality care or better clinical outcomes for stroke care in a study of hospitals in the Get With the Guidelines–Stroke program. Read more.
EHRs may improve financial returns, workflow efficiency
The use of EHRs may result in significant financial returns and workflow efficiency for practices, according to a report. The prospective financial analysis evaluated data that affected cash flows relevant to the implementation of EHRs at Asheville Eye Associates, N.C., over a 5-year span. The practice consisted of 10.8 full-time equivalent providers. Read more.
EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women
A simple reminder via EHRs significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. Read more.