There is no shortage of complaints about the usability of Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs). More and more evidence is emerging regarding the lack of EHR usability. Speaking at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) warned that:
“Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased since 2010 among clinicians across a range of indicators.”
Executives from Cerner and Leidos commented on their team's recent win of the Department of Defense's contract to modernize its electronic health record system, EHR Intelligence reports (Murphy, EHR Intelligence, 8/5).
Google has started distributing a new version of its Google Glass technology to software developers in an effort to create programs targeted at certain industries, including health care, the Wall Street Journal reports (Barr, Wall Street Journal, 7/30).
The FDA released a safety alert that recommends health care providers stop using a certain medication infusion pump because it is vulnerable to hacking, marking the first time the agency has recommended facilities stop using a device because of cybersecurity concerns, AP/New York Times reports (AP/New York Times, 7/3
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that the panel will recommend that HHS delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program, Modern Healthcare reports.
The American Medical Association hosted a town hall where physicians voiced their dissatisfaction with electronic health records and called on policymakers and the Obama administration to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program, HealthLeaders Media reports.