Viewing EHRs on mobile devices better than viewing on PCs

Software Advice’s annual electronic health records survey found mobile electronic health records (EHR) users are more satisfied than those who viewed the records on their laptop or desktop computers. •76 percent still access EHRs via a desktop or laptop •26 percent use a tablet or smartphone •58 percent of those accessing EHRs from a mobile…

How to prepare for a MU audit

Over the past two years, eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals (EHs) receiving EHR incentive payments have faced meaningful use audits from federal investigators (FIs) working on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). To date, EHs and EPs have been the subject of over 650 and 10,000 unique audits, respectively, with varying…

EHRs must find zebras among the horses

In my last article for InformationWeek, Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?, I introduced the American Medical Association’s EHR usability priorities, published last month. This time let’s dig a little more deeply into some of these priorities. Events over the last two weeks have brought to light how the usability of electronic health records…