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Tag: EMR

Often used interchangeably with Electronic Health Record. An EMR can also refer to digital medical record in a healthcare organization as part of a stand-alone health information system for storing, retrieving and modifying healthcare records. Electronic Medical Records offer far greater accessibility and portability than paper records, improving efficiency and quality of care and decreasing costs associate with storage, duplication and transfer.

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Getting at quality: What’s involved in knowing the difference between appropriate and inappropriate care

May 12th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can save a person’s life when they detect a dangerous heart rhythm and correct it by delivering a shock to the heart. For another person it might […]

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HIMagine That: The problem list is a problem

May 1st, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hi, Sue! Do you ever see something on a problem list that isn’t correct? Sue: Yes, often!  You know I always say, “The problem list is a problem.” Donna: […]

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If you got it….use it! Working smarter, not harder on improving quality outcomes

March 6th, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I have found that the best topics for my blog are those that I care most passionately about (see “Collaborating with Kindness” as an example). As I thought about this […]

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Unintended consequences of new technologies in health care – thoughts on blockchains, part one

January 27th, 2017 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

Many of you might have read the recent findings by researchers Isao Echizen et al. from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan that it is possible to copy […]

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Reflections and predictions from the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium

December 14th, 2016 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

The premier medical informatics event of the year, the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, had many excellent talks that caught my interest. The one that myself and the audience liked most, […]

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Misery on the front lines of healthcare delivery

October 26th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Health professionals should not have to choose between doing what’s right for their patients and doing well. Health care in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes in the way we […]

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Moving from “old thinking” comparisons of claims-based vs. chart-based methods for quality improvement

June 20th, 2016 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

A recent article in the journal Medical Care examines the validity of AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) and CMS Hospital-acquired Conditions (HACs) given the growing reliance of these measures for […]

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Nuts and bolts: An approach to improving clinical gaps in care

June 3rd, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

I’m often asked by health system leadership “How do we improve X?” where X is a specific quality or utilization metric.  This blog is a description of one (not the […]

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To real time or not to real time – that is the analytics question

May 20th, 2016 / By AJ Dandrea

When we consider the complexity of systems and the challenges in making data-driven systems usable, it is easy to forget the principle of “real time.” As an industry, we hear […]

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Will the first technology choices in design of population health be the most important?

November 25th, 2015 / By AJ Dandrea

As the healthcare industry strives to converge all the data sources required to manage population health, the mass of data needed to do it well, and to both clinically and […]

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Article: Rise of the Scribes

With Jill Devrick

Will the growing use of medical scribes decrease the need for medical transcriptionists? In an interview with For the Record, 3M’s Jill Devrick discusses how both roles will be impacted by EHR adoption.

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E&M Coding: The Final Level of Care

October 13th, 2014 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In keeping with the theme of previous blog posts–the professional realm of E&M coding–I’d like to discuss medical necessity as it relates to the final level of care. CMS has […]