One of the biggest obstacles preventing physicians and nurses from fully leveraging the EHR comes down to a very simple premise: “the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” says guest blogger Milisa Rizer, MD, Chief Clinical Information Officer at OSU Health System.
A recent KLAS report shows that computer-assisted coding vendors have improved their technology and are providing better customer service. But is it enough to justify the cost? What outcomes are users seeing?
Can next-generation EHRs be designed to support and enhance the cognitive functions of clinicians? Yes, if healthcare is willing to take a page from the airline industry, says Mike Davis of KLAS, who discusses the benefits of quiet-dark design.
Once considered a ‘nice to have,’ enterprise imaging is becoming a must-have for healthcare organizations. The problem? The expectations are high, and the resources available to craft a solid strategy are not, says Monique Rasband of KLAS.
Perhaps the best case yet for moving to the cloud? If done right, it can free up time and give IT teams time to “concentrate on designing new transformational modes of care,” says Rachel Dunscombe of KLAS.