AmericanEHR Blog

The Official Blog of America's Clinician-Powered Health IT Community

Follow AmericanEHR

Guest Editorial by Benjamin Shibata If you want to give hospital clinicians severe heart burn or an arrhythmia, talk to them about implementing a new state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR) system.  Although EHRs may seem like an intuitive improvement over paper health records, the transition has been a huge headache because the process is being…

Read More

Every week Practice Fusion conducts a simple survey, called “Feedback Friday,” with a sample of their 112,000 medical professional users. To ensure that an adequate response rate is achieved Practice Fusion mandates brevity for these weekly polls. They are limited to a single sentence with response options being limited to a “yes” or “no.” Zina…

Read More

A former personal trainer in Calgary is using her FitBit (a wearable activity tracking device) data in an effort to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the effects of an accident she was in four years ago has severely impeded her once active lifestyle. According to an article on Forbes, her personal FitBit data is being benchmarked…

Read More

It’s estimated that about 80% of Americans search for medical information online. For the most part, having nearly unlimited information at your fingertips should be considered a good thing, but when it comes to diagnosing medical symptoms, this isn’t the case for the general public. In fact, online self-diagnosis can be frightening, and even dangerous….

Read More

There is a LOT of misinformation surrounding vaccination these days. The “anti-vaxxers,” as they are often called in the media, blame vaccines for a range of illnesses, including autism, multiple sclerosis, SIDS, and a multitude of other maladies. The biggest challenge with this rhetoric is that arguments against vaccination are made with little or no…

Read More

AmericanEHR’s blog has recently received some great recognition by CDW Healthcare. Not only did AmericanEHR make the list of the Top 50 Health IT Blogs for 2014, we ranked in a number 3! This is a great achievement, and we look forward to continuing to build on this. From mHealth to EHRs to senior technology…

Read More

About the blog

The AmericanEHR Blog features original commentary, opinion pieces, and news stories about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and the meaningful use of health information technology. Discussion is strongly encouraged to enhance the current EHR knowledge base, facilitating the successful adoption and optimum use of EHRs and related health IT products and services.