Share Four homes are tentatively planned to be built at the site of the old Perley Burrill gas station in Lynnfield. If ever there was a demolition project poised to make way for progress, it is the rundown buildings and old gas pumps on Salem Street. The Perley Burrill site is a dilapidated eyesore and tentative plans to build four homes on the land makes sense and will beautify the area.
This annual nationwide awareness week focuses on how technology can drive change and improve the US health care system. One area that has tremendous potential to drive change is the electronic health record EHR.
But there is much room for improvement, specifically around physician engagement and interoperability.
Driving change through physician engagement While EHRs are nothing new, many clinicians continue to struggle with them and dislike the accompanied administrative work. For every hour a physician spends with a patient, he or she might spend an additional two hours tapping data into an EHR or completing other administrative tasks.
More than half 58 percent said they see clinical documentation as an area in need of improvement, and 36 percent saw documentation as a daily task that is ripe for better automation. These tasks include charting, capturing visit notes, data entry, and inputting information to meet administrative billing requirements.
Although physicians are important stakeholders, some of our survey respondents said they felt like passive participants when it came to EHR improvement efforts.
Only 34 percent of all physicians that we surveyed said they had been asked by their organization or an EHR vendor to provide feedback on EHR enhancements.
Interestingly, 44 percent of primary care physicians said they had been asked to provide feedback. Primary care physicians were early adopters of EHRs and many of them have more experience with the technology. This could be because the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, which provide financial incentives to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs, were most applicable to primary care physicians.
Health systems should consider ways to solicit feedback from their physicians. According to our research, there is a link between inviting feedback and sustaining engagement.
About half of physicians who said they were not asked for feedback also said they were unaware of any efforts to improve EHRs. Among the physicians who were asked to provide feedback, just 16 percent said they were unaware of improvement efforts.
Improved interoperability could keep the trains running More than 60 percent of the physicians we surveyed agree that EHR systems need to be interoperable.
But this is a complex issue with no easy solution. The need for interoperability is not unique to health care. In some areas, miles of track had to be replaced with the standardized version. Internal and external stakeholders will likely need to come together and agree on standardized governance and documentation requirements.
We appear to be heading in this direction. Over the next few years, ONC is expected to establish a Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to improve data sharing across disparate health information networks.While business plan competitions have popped up across the country, the Burrill competition was one of the first and is devoted only to students, providing a safe space for young entrepreneurs to learn and compete.
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Steven Burrill Chief. Council is seeking community feedback on the naming of the new Burrill Lake Bridge. The name, ‘Roy McDaniel Bridge’ has been nominated by the community. Roy McDaniel was a Shoalhaven City Councillor from to The WSB Business Plan Competition helps students to develop their venture ideas in a supportive learning environment.
Students registering for the event receive targeted entrepreneurship resources to more fully develop their business models and . Madison, WI - First prize of $10, in the G.
Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition Friday was awarded to Virent Energy Systems, Inc., represented by Shailesh Ghimire, a second-year MBA student, and Mustapha Ould Eleya, a second-year MBA with a PhD in food science. Burrillville Business Directory This business directory was developed to list businesses located within the Town of Burrillville along with their contact information and directions.
You may also find links to some business' website.