Next-gen EHRs and great expectations

Southern Illinois University Healthcare Clinics, like many provider organizations large and small, is smack in the middle of switching to a new electronic health records system. SIU’s health unit, in fact, is moving off of GE Centricity and onto Allscripts TouchWorks. Even bigger than the installation project itself are the expectations that chief medical information…

EMR adoption reduces mortality rates

HIMSS Analytics and Healthgrades recently released EMR Effectiveness: The Positive Benefit Electronic Medical Record Adoption has on Mortality Rates, a whitepaper analyzing the effects of electronic medical record (EMR) implementation on predicting and decreasing mortality rates. The study set out to specifically answer the following questions: Is there a relationship between the level of adoption…