June 27, 2017 - Expectations for health IT companies are rising as a result of the transition to value-based care. Providers are increasingly experiencing pressure to improve information exchange at their practices and demanding clean, comprehensive, and actionable patient health data. In turn, they are increasingly turning to their technology partners for solutions. Two panelists representing the Sequoia...
June 27, 2017 - A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure lead to improved care delivery. That was the message delivered by the keynote speaker at last week’s Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago. “Technology...
June 26, 2017 - In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users and patients satisfied as stress mounts amid competing projects. Within the transition to EHR systems, IT staff have to support legacy applications while...
June 21, 2017 - Accurate patient identification and data retrieval is crucial to ensuring patient safety in care delivery. The potential repercussions of misidentification range from adverse drug reactions to inadvertent patient harm resulting from unknown allergies or chronic conditions. While the problems inherent to patient misidentification are well-documented and widely known, the US healthcare system...
The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and providers have a greater tendency to still use EMR when discussing...
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