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Diego Shmuels, MD

Facing something like the Zika epidemic is challenging for any healthcare organization, but especially when they lack significant resources.

With a goal in making electronic patient engagement efforts as informative and user-friendly as possible, health care practitioners are challenged with maintaining the security and privacy of patients.

No matter the size of the healthcare organization, communication is one key to ensuring a smooth transition to a new EHR system.

The chief innovation officer at UPMC says that improved usability in IT systems isn't about interfaces — it's about fitting into a doctor's work flow.

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From tools to help report on quality measures to automatic matching of diagnosis codes, practices should speak up to improve EHR usability.

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From documenting care in real time to being as specific as possible, there are steps you can take to minimize malpractice risk.

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While there are challenges associated with providing patients with EHR access, the benefits make it worth it, according to two experts.

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