Secure Provider-to-Provider Communication With Electronic Health Record Messaging: An Educational Outreach Study.

With increasing electronic health record (EHR) use, providers are talking with one another less. Now, many rely on EHRs, informal emails, or texts, introducing fragmentation and new data security challenges with new communication strategies. HIP Investigator, Dr. Christie Bartels et al. aimed to examine the impact of a physician champion educational outreach intervention to promote electronic provider-to-provider communication in a large academic multispecialty group. Physician champion educational outreach increased the use of the secure provider-to-provider EHR messaging tool.

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