Healthcare News & Insights

Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staff

Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record errors and streamline data entry. However, a new study shows there are various issues that might crop up when entering data into EHRs. 

Strategies to improve discharge summaries

If patients receive enough information during the discharge process, it increases their chances of having a smooth recovery. But many hospitals fail to provide adequate discharge summaries to patients, which can affect the care they receive once they leave the hospital. 

EHR update helped with warfarin management

Many hospitalized patients are put on the drug warfarin to keep them from developing blood clots. However, warfarin can have serious side effects that affect a patient’s recovery, including severe bleeding problems and skin necrosis. So it’s important to closely monitor the use of the drug – and your hospital’s electronic health records (EHR) system […] [MORE]

Why your hospital needs to ditch the computer mouse

Over the years, technology has transformed care delivery in hospitals, especially mobile technology. But despite this, many electronic health records systems (EHRs) require the use of a stationary desktop computer station and mouse. Some say this is a detriment to delivering fast, quality care in hospitals, and several solutions have been proposed to change this […] [MORE]

Make your hospital’s next technology upgrade more successful

Whether it’s implementing a new electronic health records (EHR) system or upgrading computer equipment, most hospitals have experienced some kind of technology-related transition in recent years. With changes to federal health initiatives that encourage the meaningful use of EHRs and other health IT, these transitions will continue as hospitals work to keep up with new requirements. 

Parents, family members can help docs spot medical errors

Unfortunately, errors happen. Knowing how to recognize them ASAP is essential to preventing unnecessary patient harm. Regarding young patients, providers can take a page from parents and guardians in identifying where mistakes happen in the care delivery process.