Steven E. Waldren

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Electronic health records (EHRs) must support primary care clinicians and patients, yet many clinicians remain dissatisfied with their system. This article presents a consensus statement about gaps in current EHR functionality and needed enhancements to support primary care. The Institute of Medicine primary care attributes were used to define needs and(More)
BACKGROUND As telemedicine alters the process of health care and introduces new technology, the extent to which it introduces new errors or allows for the occurrence of familiar errors needs to be examined. TELEMEDICINE'S IMPACT ON PATIENT SAFETY FEATURES OF TRADITIONAL CARE: The accuracy of diagnostic decisions reached via telemedicine can be directly(More)
While physician informational needs have been examined in the literature, rarely do the findings have the specificity required to drive development of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) features. Using Delphi methodology, a comprehensive list of desirable, ranked EMR features was developed for physician residency practices. The identified EMR features and(More)
Clinical research databases reside at the foundation of health sciences, yet experts outside of information science often manage research data. Improper data management presents risks to the researcher, research community, research subjects, and other patients. Data management must aim to preserve or maximize the value of data. We created a checklist tool(More)
Steven E. Waldren, MD, and Erin Solis The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Oct. 6, 2015, released a final rule governing the electronic health records (EHR) meaningful use (MU) program through 2018. The timing of the rule’s release was challenging as it gave(More)
For the past three years, many physicians and other eligible professionals have worked to comply with Stage 1 of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) electronic health records (EHR) meaningful use program. Beginning in 2014, those professionals who have completed two years of Stage 1 (or three years if they were an early demonstrator of(More)
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