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Older Adults' Perceptions of E-Prescribing: Impact on Patient Care

Author: Schleiden, Loren J; Odukoya, Olufunmilola K; Chui, Michelle A

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2015


Objectives: To describe older adult patients’ perceptions and experiences with e-prescribing; and to explore the impact of e-prescribing on patient care, including patient-provider communication.

Methods: Seventy-five participants’ aged 50 and older and livi....

Can Utilizing a Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) System Prevent Hospital Medical Errors and Adverse Drug Events?

Author: Charles, Krista; Cannon, Margaret; Hall, Robert; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2014


Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems allow physicians to prescribe patient services electronically. In hospitals, CPOE essentially eliminates the need for handwritten paper orders and achieves cost savings through increased efficiency. The purpose of this rese....

Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health IT Report: Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework

Author: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Source: Government (U.S.)

Publication Date: June 2014

This report outlines a proposed strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health information technology, including mobile medical applications, that promotes innovation, protects patient safety, and avoids regulatory duplication.

Overcoming the Risks of Copy and Paste in EHRs

Author: Haugen, Heather

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2014

With warm weather comes allergy season and possibly hundreds of patients visiting a physician who have similar symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations. Challenged by the documentation processes in the electronic health record (EHR) and starved for time, the physician may resort....

Appropriate Use of the Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 2014

Use of the copy and paste functionality in EHRs can result in redundant, erroneous, and/or incomprehensible health record documentation. Misuse of this functionality has the potential to result in or contribute to several overarching challenges, with implications for the quality and safety of patient care, medico-legal integrity of the health record, and fraud and abuse allegations.

WARNING Health IT May Be Hazardous to Your Healthcare: New Health IT Hazard Manager Helps Providers and Vendors Track Electronic Health Systems’ Side Effects

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2014

Some in the healthcare industry feel electronic health record (EHR) systems are a miracle cure for what ails a US healthcare system plagued with bloated costs, an inability to communicate, and stunted growth in the use of advanced tools. There are still others who equate some of the promis....

Linking Quality of Care to Clinical Data Integrity

Author: Roat, Lisa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2014

Healthcare data is being touted as a means to improve population health management. It is also feeding public competitive market reporting for providers and facilities. The integrity of the clinical data being reported is essential to supporting and improving the quality of care to patien....

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