Effective use of EHR systems is an ongoing issue, according to the American Medical Assn. (AMA), and adoption has been slow because of the shortcomings of first-generation systems. The association recently created a list of priorities to improve EHR usability for providers, which requires significant effort among all stakeholders—vendors, physicians, other healthcare professionals, institutions, patients, researchers and policymakers.
8 Ideas for EHR Improvement
1/ Enhance physicians’ ability to provide high-quality patient care
2/ Support team-based care
3/ Promote care coordination
4/ Offer product modularity and configurability
5/ Reduce cognitive workload
6/ Promote data liquidity
7/ Facilitate digital and mobile patient engagement
9/ Expedite user input into product design and post-implementation feedback
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Sources: Kaiser Health News, the American Medical Assn.