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The messaging feature: an ode to cognitive design in EHR

Oct 20, 2017

Ideally, an EHR manages any messages sent between the patient and the doctor through patient portals or telephone calls; messages about the care coordination between the provider facility or outside providers; referrals and feedback; incoming lab results through electronic interfaces or through faxes; and a series of ta

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EHRs Built with Cognitive Design Could Lead to Happier Providers

Oct 05, 2017

EHR System usage is cited as one of the causes increasing burnout in healthcare providers, which could lead to a number of other issues like “rise in unprofessional behaviour, a drop in patient satisfaction and a greater chance that a doctor will make a major medical error.” According to Dr. John Rogers, MD, one ...

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EHRs and Mental Health: What Needs to Change?

Sep 29, 2017

More than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression. 264 million suffer from anxiety. Today, our society is gradually chipping away at the stigma surrounding mental health and illness. It’s becoming an increasingly important focus in our technological world. The World Psychiatry journal recently ...

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American Medical Association (And Others) Unhappy With EHR Providers

Sep 22, 2017

An EHR is meant to help and ease the lives of doctors. According to a recent study by the Annals of Family Medicine, they’re having the opposite effect. During an 11.4 hour workday, primary care physicians end up spending 5.9 hours on EHR related tasks. As a result the American Medical Association (And Others) is unhappy ...

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A Celebration of Citizenship Day

Sep 18, 2017

  By: Shameem Hameed Today, it’s American citizenship day, a chance to reflect back on the last couple of decades. In 2001, I was living an Indian expatriate’s life in Saudi Arabia, trying to put my entrepreneurial skills to work in a software startup. This wasn’t my first rodeo in the software ...

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