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TECHNOLOGY

Texting tips for various patient typesPatients are accustomed to texting in all facets of their lives and those habits carry over into their relationship with their doctor.
Switching EHRs becoming norm in healthcare
Switching EHRs becoming norm in healthcarePhysicians changing systems due to mix of dissatisfaction and requirements of new employers
How to find the right EHR point personMinimize or eliminate EHR frustration by dedicating a “superuser” in the practice.
Tips on how to put patients before electronic paperwork
Tips on how to put patients before electronic paperworkPhysicians offer tips to prevent the EHR from becoming a barrier to meaningful interactions
The road to hell is paved with good intentionsWhen the HITECH Act was passed and implemented throughout the healthcare industry, the architects of the law had good intentions.
2017 EHR Report Card
2017 EHR Report CardElectronic health records (EHRs) now are a part of most medical practices, yet doctors remain unhappy with them. In the Medical Economics 2017 EHR report—our fifth—we let them explain why in their own words.
Why are EHRs still so terrible?
Why are EHRs still so terrible?Unfortunately, the federal government has pulled the pin and tossed it into the exam room, resulting in an explosion of inefficiency and a disruption in patient care and communication.
Should patients be allowed to record their doctors?Smartphones are transforming professional conversations.
How to protect equipment from ransomware attacksThe devices that reveal the inner workings of the human body can also expose healthcare organizations to lethal attacks by hackers
The next wave of patient-centered health ITEmerging technologies focus on more intuitive tools to assist physicians, improve care