9 Practical Tips to Improve the Use of Your EHR

By | July 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Using an EHR efficiently and effectively can be a challenge, especially when you’re navigating between paper and digital systems. We’ve learned in partnership with our users how to solve common issues for any practice using either a Web-based or hosted EHR. Here are our top 9 tips:



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Announcing the Elation Provider Network: A New Service That Eases the Pain of Patient Care Coordination

By | July 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

From day one, we’ve been committed to achieving a higher standard of healthcare through delivering accurate, timely information to providers at the point of care. Today we’re excited to announce our newest service, The Elation Provider Network, designed to power smart and effortless collaboration between providers and make it easier for them to care for […]



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Shadowing A Physician: A first-person perspective

By | July 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

In our last post, we examined the importance of empathy in understanding physicians’ needs and building a product they actually want to use. This week, Elation Health engineer Phill Tornroth (at right) gives us a first-person account of shadowing a physician—a core component of our hiring process—and how the experience influenced his approach to building […]



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Achieving EHR Usability: The Need for Empathy

By | July 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

Defining usability for an EHR is easy: The user interface must be easy to learn, efficient to operate and pleasant to use. Achieving usability is much more complex. It requires a core competency grown within all team members who have a hand in developing an EHR, and vendors must constantly invest in it. It’s important […]



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Preparing For Painless EHR Conversion: 4 Tips Every Doctor Should Know

By | May 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

You’ve seen the headlines: “Physicians dissatisfied with EMR systems.” “Physicians air EMR frustrations.” Doctors are saying loud and clear that they’re tired of systems that don’t meet their needs. A recent survey found that nearly 1 in 4 physicians are so fed up with their existing systems that they are open to switching vendors. However, […]



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What EHR Metrics Really Matter?

By | May 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

The health care industry has focused on physician adoption numbers as a primary success metric. Most EHR vendors tout the number of physicians who have purchased or created a login for their EHR solution, or the number of patient charts created. At Elation, we’re taking a different approach. In this post, we’ll explain that approach, […]



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EMR, EHR, PHR, HIE…WHY? Acronyms on the front line of care

By | May 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

When people in the healthcare industry ask us, “What is Elation?”, they’re often expecting us to respond with an acronym. The healthcare industry relies on an alphabet soup of acronyms to define various product categories. Within the Health IT space alone, you have EMR, EHR, PHR, HIE, REC, and many more. Exploring where these acronyms […]



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From Frustration to Elation: The story behind our name

By | May 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

At Elation, we’re fiercely committed to supporting the front lines of patient care, and everything about us – from the way we design and build our products right down to the name we chose for our company – demonstrates this commitment. We often get asked why we’re named Elation. Perfectly understandable, given it isn’t an […]



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