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Enhancing patient safety and quality of care by improving the usability of electronic health record systems: recommendations from AMIA

JAMIA publishes the recommendations of a year-long EHR usability task force that included representatives from academic settings and EHR design analysts.

Huron Valley Physicians Association IPA Selects eClinicalWorks

Huron Valley Physicians Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has selected eClinicalWorks as an ambulatory EHR solution for its 600 providers.

HIT 2012 Annual and Q4 Funding and M&A Report

A 2012 HIT market analysis shows significantly increased venture capital funding, with $1.2B in funding spread over 163 individual deals.

EHI and KLAS Partner to Improve NHS IT Measures

KLAS has partnered with EHealth Insider, a UK-based health IT news and research firm, to bring performance measures to the UK health technology market.

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  1. 4a. Adopt best practices for EHR system implementation and ongoing management

    End-users of EHR systems are ultimately accountable for their safe and effective use, like any tool in clinical care.

    Of all the statements and proclamations in this white paper, the one in 4a above is most puzzling. Aside from the fact that the entire paper should have been issued at least 10 years ago, EHR systems are absolutely different from and unlike any tool in medical care, since any and all tools in medical care have a common safety thread: they have been approved by the FDA. HIT systems have not been approved by the FDA.







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