As more hospitals and healthcare organizations begin utilizing EHR’s, issues remain with successful implementations. Why? According to a recent report, 70% of large operational projects within healthcare IT fail due to poor project management. That said, overall satisfaction with EHR vendors is on the rise. In this week’s health IT roundup, we cover the issues hospitals are facing with EHR implementation, which EHR vendors rank the highest in customer satisfaction, and how you can stay ahead of the flu this season with new flu tracking apps. Continue reading for more.
Workflow remains the key to health IT project success
It can’t be said enough: electronic health records are no cure for poor workflows and processes. Hospital CIOs have probably heard it a million times, but that doesn’t mean many of them don’t need a refresher, in the form of a case study showing how process improvement can make health IT projects successful. At the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix last week, it was said that 70 percent of large operational projects fail. Keep reading to find out more.
ONC to Congress: More work needed on interoperability
While hospitals and physicians are using healthcare IT at unprecedented levels, providers must now make progress to ensure the seamless and secure flow of electronic health information that is necessary to improve patient care. That’s the contention of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT in its annual report to Congress. Continue reading for the full article.
Are EHRs getting better? Readers rank vendors higher than last year in new survey
In the year since HealthcareITNews unveiled the results of their EHR Satisfaction Survey, the nature and perception of electronic health records has changed. So too has much of what the providers who use EHRs and the vendors who make them think is important. Keep reading to find out what CIO’s, CSO’s, and other leaders across hospitals, healthcare systems, and federal agencies feel about their EHR’s, and see which vendor ranked the highest for 2016.
Track the Flu with These Apps
Now that election season is coming to a close, cold and flu season is just taking off. But thanks to certain apps, you can stay one step ahead of these nasty illnesses and make sure you don’t catch them. Find out how here.