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AMA drafts EHR wakeup call

September 17, 2014
by Julie Miller
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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

See the full document here

Sources: Kaiser Health News, the American Medical Assn.