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EMR versus EHR

Published on August 26, 2016, by in EMR/EHR.

What a difference a single letter makes Over the past few years medicine has witnessed Healthcare IT companies re-label their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as Electronic Health Records (EHR), and then market them to practicing physicians as ‘new and improved’. Countless EMR companies have followed suit, and now it seems just about everyone is calling

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The EHR dissatisfaction crisis: looking beneath the surface

The rise in provider dissatisfaction with EHRs and the second-time buyer boom have been well-documented and much-discussed. However, when analysts look to understand the cause of this dissatisfaction, they identify only superficial reasons: lack of training, workflow issues, price, or poor customer support, to name just a few. They fail to look deeper and miss

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Choosing the Right EHR: the only list you need to read

We are excited to introduce Choosing the Right EHR, a blog series on the many factors to consider when purchasing EHR software.  The EHR market is changing rapidly: companies are appearing and disappearing, federal requirements are changing, and technology continues to evolve.  Recommendations that were helpful five, three, or even one year ago no longer

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Billing and EHRs: the myth of integration

Until a few years ago, billing applications took advantage of doctors’ lack of familiarity with EHRs to sell “integrated solutions.” According to this marketing pitch, an EHR is better and more effective when it contains all of the functions needed in a clinic, including billing and other administrative task management. Although it sounds attractive at

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Technology is Far From Objective: Implications for the EMR/EHR Debate

Published on June 23, 2012, by in EMR/EHR.

It is widely thought that because computers are machines, they are objective tools.  Indeed, this is the perspective that leads many of our colleagues to unconditionally trust EHR software systems: unlike a human being, they think, the computer will make always make the right decision- we programmed it to do so. This viewpoint misses the

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