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Perspective: It’s Not Either-Or for Patients and EHRs

Studies continue to be released that decry the time physicians spend on computers rather than patients. These studies do our field a disservice because they don’t focus on the many ways EHRs have helped physicians do better for their patients. A … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? An Overview

      By Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy   While Democrats and Republicans may each have their own take … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 6

      By Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS and Peter Basch, MD, FACP   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 5

      By Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 4

      By Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS and Peter Basch, MD, FACP   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 3

      Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent Wall … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 2

      By Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS and Peter Basch, MD, FACP Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent Wall … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 1

      By Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy While Democrats and Republicans may each have their own take on … [Read more...]

What Could You Do With an Extra 43 Minutes Every Day?

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 Most of us in the EHR visioneering and/or implementation space have been struggling with (or avoiding) the question “does EHR use add time to a doctor’s day?”  For those new to the field, one of the key hurdles that an EHR had to pass to … [Read more...]

ICD-10: The Time is Now

Dr. Nick van Terheyden

The recent announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services on the delay of mandated ICD-10 compliance to October 2014 has elicited feedback from both sides of the coin – some are thankful to have additional time to consider the … [Read more...]