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Tag: EHR

The electronic health record is a real-time, system of patient health records in digital format that can be shared across different healthcare settings. With access to evidence-based decision support tools can be used to aid clinicians in decision-making. The goal of an EHR is to automate and streamline workflow in the healthcare setting, ensuring that all clinical information is communicated. It can also prevent delays in response that result in gaps in care. The EHR can also support the collection of data for uses other than clinical care, such as billing, quality management, outcome reporting, and public health disease surveillance and reporting.

AI Talk: Algorithmovigilance, AAA, burnout book review, measuring quality

December 13th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Algorithmovigilance A cool new word! I saw reference to this in an AMIA communication (1). Coined by Peter Embi of the Regenstrief Institute, it essentially means […]

Video: What They’re Watching: David Wetherelt on health data consent management

With David Wetherelt

In this video, David Wetherelt discusses health data consent management.

Article: Billing and coding: Compliant coding and documentation for physician assistants

With Kelly Long, CPC

Physician assistants are reimbursed under strict guidelines established by Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and commercial payers, making it critical that coding and billing of PA services is accurate, complete, and compliant. […]

AI Talk: Monster models, learning machines, mining EHR data

October 18th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Bigger is better? The trend line is clear: First we had a language representation model named after a beloved muppet character, Elmo. This language model had […]

CMS and AMA: 2021 proposed changes to E/M outpatient services

August 14th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

For those involved in coding and compliance, this is not the first time attempted changes to E/M rules have been proposed. Remember 1995 and 1997? Of course, I’m way too […]

Article: Chart Conundrums: Be Mindful of PA Documentation

With Kelly Long, CPC

In her article, Kelly Long, CPC, discusses the importance of accurate and compliant physician assistant reimbursement.

Cultural context and the implementation of a new EHR: Lessons for the VA from Denmark

July 3rd, 2019 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A recent Politico piece on the implementation of Epic in Denmark highlighted some key areas where the American-grown electronic health record (EHR) was simply “lost in translation” in the Scandinavian […]

Keeping up with changing technology: The IAB Talks

April 24th, 2019 / By Michael Denton, RN, MS

To promote industry connections and an emphasis on curricular relevance, the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics holds industry-sponsored mini-conferences every April and October, called the IAB (Industry Advisory […]

AI Talk: Book review and the Turing Award

April 5th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Book Review: Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again Dr. Eric Topol has boiled down an ocean of work in his book—all related […]

Article: “Stupid” Program Gets Results

With Beth Wolf, MD

Beth Wolf, MD, a physician adviser to 3M Health Information Systems, gives her take on what progressive, forward-thinking health care organizations should be doing in order to implement new documentation […]

Strategies to avoid copy-paste abuse

November 19th, 2018 / By Sheldon Barlow

With the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), many healthcare organizations are seeing a dramatic increase in the use of the copy and paste feature. There are numerous tools and […]

Five things I learned from my EHR patient portal

October 26th, 2018 / By Pam Banning

Recently, my family took me to an Emergency Room when I suddenly lost my sense of touch on the left side of my face. Fully conscious and cognizant of all […]