EHR Resources

by Jerome Carter on February 18, 2012

Updated September 19, 2017 (For more frequent resource alerts, follow EHR Science on Twitter:@ehrscience.)

General

News – online magazines and websites that offer breaking news and coverage of current events in health information technology.
CMIO.NET
eWeek Healthcare IT
Government Health IT
Healthcare IT News
iHealthBeat
InformationWeek Healthcare

Resources & Information – sites that offer information, guidelines, tutorials and other assistance to those who wish to learn more about electronic health records and health information technology.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality HIT
American Academy of Family Physicians HIT Center
American College of Physicians HIT
American EHR Partners
American Health Information Management Association – Book of Knowledge
California  Health Care Foundation-Health IT
Clinical Informatics Wiki
e-Health Initiative
Health Informatics Forum
Healthcare  Information and Management Systems Society
Office of the National Coordinator- Health IT

Blogs
EMR and  HIPAA
Health Intersections
Health IT Buzz
Healthcare  Standards
HIStalk Blog
HL7 Watch
Life as a Healthcare CIO
Microsoft Health Blog

Journal List – research journals that focus on biomedical informatics and health information technology.
Applied Clinical Informatics
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Cancer Informatics
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management 
Electronic Journal of Health Informatics
Health Affairs
Health Informatics Journal
Health Information Science and Systems
Health Systems
Implementation Science
Informatics in Primary Care
International Journal of Medical Informatics
Journal of the American Health Information Management Association
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Journal of Medical Systems
Methods of Information in Medicine
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

Reports & Surveys – major national reports that address trends and issues related to the application of information technology in healthcare.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health IT Research Priorities to Support the Health Care Delivery System of the Future, 2014

Findings and Lessons From the Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT Grant Initiative, 2013 

Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format, 2013

American Medical Informatics Association
Challenges in Ethics, Safety, Best Practices, and Oversight Regarding HIT Vendors, Their Customers, and Patients: A Report of an AMIA Special Task Force, 2010

California Healthcare Foundation
Health Information Technology in California: Milestones and Miles to Go, 2013

Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
A Health IT Framework for Accountable Care, 2013

eHealth Initiative
National Progress Report on eHealth 2010,  2010

FDA
FDASIA Health IT Report, 2014

Institute of Medicine
Digital Data Improvement Priorities for Continuous Learning in Health and Health Care: Workshop Summary, 2012

Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America, 2012 

Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, 2011

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Health Care Quality
Maryland Hospital Patient Safety Program  Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013, 2014

National Quality Forum
Identification and Prioritization of Health IT Patient Safety Measures, 2016
Driving Quality—A Health IT Assessment Framework for Measurement, 2010

National Research Council
Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions, 2009

NIST
Technical Considerations for Vetting 3rd Party Mobile Applications (Draft), 2014

Office of the National Coordinator
Goals and Priorities for Health Care Organizations to Improve Safety Using Health IT, 2016

Report of the Evidence on Health IT Safety and Interventions, 2016

Health IT Safety Center Road Map, 2015 

Connecting Health and Care for the Nation A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap DRAFT Version 1.0, 2015

SAFER guides (HIT safety), 2014

How to Identify and Address Unsafe Conditions Associated with Health IT, 2013  

Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act Committee Report, 2013 

Principles and Strategy for Accelerating Health Information Exchange (HIE), 2013 

Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan, 2013

Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange,2013

Summary Report of Consumer eHealth Unintended Consequences Work Group Activities, 2013

Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan for Public Comment, 2012

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
The Role of the Electronic Health Record in Patient Safety Events, 2013

President’s Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology
Realizing The Full Potential Of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare For Americans: The Path Forward, 2010

US Government Accountability Office
GAO-14-242 Electronic Health Record Information Exchange, 2014 

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: First Year of CMS’s Incentive Programs Shows Opportunities to Improve Processes to Verify Providers Met Requirements , 2012

Key Articles
Magrabi F, Ammenwerth E, Hyppönen H, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M, Scott P, Talmon J, Georgiou A. Improving Evaluation to Address the Unintended Consequences of Health Information Technology:. a Position Paper from the Working Group on Technology Assessment & Quality Development. Yearb Med Inform. 2016 Nov 10;(1):61-69.

Sittig DF, Wright A, Ash J, Singh H. New Unintended Adverse Consequences of Electronic Health Records. Yearb Med Inform. 2016 Nov 10;(1):7-12.

Amato MG, Salazar A, Hickman TT, Quist AJ, Volk LA, Wright A, McEvoy D, Galanter WL, Koppel R, Loudin B, Adelman J, McGreevey JD 3rd, Smith DH, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Computerized prescriber order entry-related patient safety reports: analysis of 2522 medication errors. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Sep 27. [E]

Graber ML, Siegal D, Riah H, Johnston D, Kenyon K. Electronic Health Record-Related Events in Medical Malpractice Claims. J Patient Saf. 2015 Nov 6.[E]

Brenner SK, Kaushal R, Grinspan Z, Joyce C, Kim I, Allard RJ, Delgado D, Abramson EL. Effects of health information technology on patient outcomes: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Nov 13. [E]

Singh H, Sittig DF. Measuring and improving patient safety through health information technology: The Health IT Safety Framework. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Sept 14. [E]

McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. Cross-vendor evaluation of key user-defined clinical decision support capabilities: a scenario-based assessment of certified electronic health records with guidelines for future development. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Sep;22(5):1081-8.

Sittig DF, Wright A. What makes an EHR “open” or interoperable? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jun 15. [E]

Payne TH, Corley S, Cullen TA, Gandhi TK, Harrington L, Kuperman GJ, Mattison JE, McCallie DP, McDonald CJ, Tang PC, Tierney WM, Weaver C, Weir CR, Zaroukian MH. Report of the AMIA EHR 2020 Task Force on the Status and Future Direction of EHRs. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 May 28. [E]

Payne TH. Electronic health records and patient safety: should we be discouraged? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Apr;24(4):239-40.

Rudin RS, Motala A, Goldzweig CL, Shekelle PG. Usage and Effect of Health Information Exchange: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:803-811. doi:10.7326/M14-0877

Slight SP, Bates DW. A risk-based regulatory framework for health IT: recommendations of the FDASIA working group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Oct;21(e2):e181-4.

Abramson EL, Kern LM, Brenner S, Hufstader M, Patel V, Kaushal R. Expert panel evaluation of health information technology effects on adverse events. J Eval Clin Pract. 2014 Aug;20(4):375-82.

D’Amore JD, Mandel JC, Kreda DA, Swain A, Koromia GA, Sundareswaran S, Alschuler L, Dolin RH, Mandl KD, Kohane IS, Ramoni RB. Are Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified EHRs ready for interoperability? Findings from the SMART C-CDA Collaborative. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jun 26. [E]  

Meeks DW, Smith MW, Taylor L, Sittig DF, Scott JM, Singh H. An analysis of electronic health record-related patient safety concerns. J Am Med Inform Assoc.  2014 Jun 20. [E] 

Abramson EL, Kern LM, Brenner S, Hufstader M, Patel V, Kaushal R. Expert panel evaluation of health information technology effects on adverse events. J Eval Clin Pract. 2014 May 10. [E]  

King J, Patel V, Jamoom EW, Furukawa MF. Clinical benefits of electronic health record use: national findings. Health Serv Res. 2014 Feb;49(1 Pt2):392-404.

Lynch K, Kendall M, Shanks K, Haque A, Jones E, Wanis MG, Furukawa M, Mostashari F. The Health IT Regional Extension Center Program: Evolution and Lessons for Health Care Transformation. Health Serv Res. 2014 Feb;49(1 Pt 2):421-37.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Eysenbach G, Malin BA, Patterson ES, Xu H, Sittig DF. State of the art in clinical informatics: evidence and examples. Yearb Med Inform. 2013;8(1):13-9.

Litwin AS, Avgar AC, Pronovost PJ. Measurement error in performance studies of health information technology: Lessons from the management literature. Appl Clin Inf 2012; 3: 210–220. 

Kellermann AL, Jones SS. What it will take to achieve the as-yet-unfulfilled promises of health information technology. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan;32(1):63-8. 

Ross SE, Radcliff TA, Leblanc WG, Dickinson LM, Libby AM, Nease DE Jr. Effects of health information exchange adoption on ambulatory testing rates. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 May 22. [E]  

Weiskopf NG, Weng C. Methods and dimensions of electronic health record data quality assessment: enabling reuse for clinical research. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jan 1;20(1):144-51.

Vawdrey DK, Hripcsak G. Publication bias in clinical trials of electronic health records. J Biomed Inform. 2013 Feb;46(1):139-41.

Cusack CM, Hripcsak G, Bloomrosen M, Rosenbloom ST, Weaver CA, Wright A, Vawdrey DK, Walker J, Mamykina L. The future state of clinical data capture and documentation: a report from AMIA’s 2011 Policy Meeting. J Am Med Inform Assoc.  Jan 1;20(1):134-40.

Sinsky CA, Hess J, Karsh B, Keller JP, Koppel R. Comparative User Experiences of Health IT Products: How User Experiences Would Be Reported and Used. IOM Discussion Paper. September 2012

Special Topics

This section addresses specific issues such as workflow, usability, architecture/design, and security.  It consists of pages with links to topic-specific resources (e.g. books, websites) and bibliographies of research articles.

Resources pages are updated based on the following schedule:

Adoption & Implementation (monthly on the 12th)
Architecture and Design (monthly on the 26th)
Bookshelf  (monthly on the 12th)
Clinical Data Quality (monthly on the 12th)
Clinical Workflow (see Clinical Workflow Center)
NoSQL (monthly on the 19th)
Patterns & Petri Nets (see  Clinical Workflow Center)
Security (monthly on the 19th)
Usability (monthly on the 19th)

Occasionally, updates will occur earlier than the scheduled date.

 Page  Last Update
 Adoption and Implementation April 11, 2017
 Architecture and Design April 26, 2017
 Bookshelf April 11, 2017
 Care Coordination April 26, 2017
 Clinical Workflow (moved)
 Data Quality  April 11, 2017
 NoSQL September 19, 2017
 Security September 19, 2017
 Usability September 19, 2017