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Health Information Technology

Love it or hate it, Health IT has a big impact on patient safety, ED throughput, and your job satisfaction. This page is for you to learn about health IT - from policy news to the latest innovations, with a goal of having you get more out of your system, today and tomorrow.


Sharing Notes with Patients: Emergency Medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act

Date/Time: Friday, April 16 / 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Location: Virtual Zoom Panel

The “Open Notes” requirement of the 21st Century Cures Act is in effect. How will this change your documentation? What are the risks and benefits, to patients and physicians? Join us online, Friday, April 16 for an ACEP panel discussion on the implications of 21st Century Cures Act. EM Physician Informaticists will discuss the evidence behind the digital note sharing requirement, emerging best practices, and early experiences with the rule. 


Got EHR Problems?

You have options!

We spend too much time on Electronic Health Records. It’s easy to get frustrated with these complicated tools – but there are things we can do to make the experience better. The ACEP Health Innovation and Technology Committee put together this resource to help! Following the links below, you’ll be able to explore options in your own system, learn what’s available through your ED & IT leadership, and reach out to your EHR vendor for more.



Things You Can Do on Your Own

Customizing and personalizing your EHR can have a dramatic impact on efficiency on shift, and shorten time spent on the computer after your shift.

Epic Cerner EPOWERdoc


Engage Your Physician Group or Hospital IT

Committees for EHR optimization and compliance. Opportunities for dictation, scribes, and interfaces.

Epic Cerner EPOWERdoc


Working Directly With Your Vendor

Discussion boards. Super-user training. Customer solutions to common issues.

Epic Cerner EPOWERdoc


Latest Health IT News

September 16, 2020

Americans Want Federal Government to make Sharing Electronic Health Data Easier

July 21, 2020

Hospitals Can Take Key Steps to Improve Safe Use of Digital Systems

July 7, 2020

Measure the Impact of the ONC's New Interoperability Rules Now

October 13, 2016

Documentation Pearls for Compiling a Complete Review of Systems

October 5, 2020

Inconsistent Records & Insufficient Imaging Complicate Malpractice Case


Practice/Health IT Information Papers

October 5, 2020

Electronic Health Records for Patient Safety

October 5, 2020

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Best Practices for Efficiency and Throughput

October 5, 2020

An MLC Field Guide to Challenges and Opportunities in Medical Imaging, EHRs and Social Media


ACEP Practice/EHR Resources

October 5, 2020

ACEP4U: Electronic Health Records

October 5, 2020

Dot Phrases


EM Informatics Newsletters

October 5, 2020

Google Data Studio

October 5, 2020

Healthcare Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

October 5, 2020

COVID-19: Rapid Application of Technology for Emergency Department Tele-Triage



HIT Webinars

October 5, 2020

ED Tele-Triage

October 4, 2020

Digital Medicine for the Emergency Physician

October 3, 2020

The Journey to a Patient-focused CDS Tool

October 2, 2020

FHIR (Fast Health Information Resources)

October 1, 2020

Command Center Medicine to Improve Emergency Department Patient Flow

September 30, 2020

HL7 Common Model of Emergency Care Information

September 29, 2020

How Informatics Can Improve Workflows and Better Serve Emergency Physicians

September 28, 2020

EDIS Patient Safety Management



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