Author Archives: Josh Andrews

How does EHR help improve workflow


EHR stands for Electronic Health Record and its main feature is interoperability: exchanging, sharing, and making use of patient data in variety of formats to be used by healthcare organizations for better decision making purposes. EHR software improves your workflow, … Continue reading

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One Nation, One EHR –The Direct Project


The essence of Health Information Exchange (HIE) lies in easily accessible health information to improve the quality of care delivered by the healthcare community. Complicated formats intrinsic to many EHR systems are generally counterproductive to this basic nature of HIEs … Continue reading

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The iBlueButton experience – Part II


In terms of usability and simplicity, the iBlueButton is a far cry from its crude predecessors. The information gathered from the conventional Blue Button application is cumbersome to process and often confusing. Therefore, this limited the effectiveness of Blue Button … Continue reading

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The iBlueButton experience – Part I


During the course of the past few weeks, there has been some commotion and excitement in the healthcare community over the successful introduction of the mobile Blue Button. Many individuals within the industry are familiar with the concept of the … Continue reading

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EMR adoption and Meaningful Use


As the rate of EMR adoption grows across the country, physicians are beginning to express doubt regarding their ability in meeting the latest interoperability benchmarks.  According to a study, approximately fifty percent of hospital administrators across the U.S felt that … Continue reading

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