Electronic Health Records
  • Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

    December 11, 2018 - Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between Allscripts and Netsmart that began when Allscripts contributed its homecare business to the behavioral health EHR vendor in exchange for the largest...

  • Integrating EHR Use, Health Data Exchange Into Behavioral Health

    December 6, 2018 - While EHR systems and health data exchange solutions have been common tools within hospitals and physician practices for nearly a decade, many behavioral healthcare providers are just beginning to integrate EHR use into care delivery. Policymakers are also starting to turn their attention to legislation that could potentially support the use of EHR technology in behavioral health. At...

  • How HIE Adoption Simplifies, Streamlines Health Data Exchange

    December 3, 2018 - After years of frustration among stakeholders over the lack of complete, timely health data exchange across the healthcare sector, CMS is taking a firm stance on interoperability with its Promoting Interoperability programs. CMS announced its decision to rebrand the EHR Incentive Programs (i.e., meaningful use) as Promoting Interoperability in Spring 2018. The new name is emblematic of...

  • Amazon Service Analyzes Patient EHRs, Health Data For Diagnoses

    November 28, 2018 - Amazon confirmed it is developing a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that enables developers to analyze patient EHRs to identify information including patient diagnoses, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and signs in a Tuesday blog post. The tool allows users to process unstructured medical text and is designed to improve clinical decision support for healthcare providers. The...


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BlueCross BlueShield Will Contribute Claims Data to HEALTHeLINK

BlueCross BlueShield in Western New York recently announced plans to contribute claims data to New York-based health information exchange (HIE) HEALTHeLINK to improve health outcomes and care coordination for BlueCross BlueShield...

Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between...

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access

VA is rolling out standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) designed to enable health IT developers to build tools that improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health data exchange for veterans and their...

Missouri Hospital Launches Web-Based MEDITECH EHR Implementation

Missouri-based Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care foundation recently went live with a new MEDITECH EHR implementation. The web-based ambulatory EHR system went live across the hospital on December 1. Citizens...

ONC Announces Certified Health IT List Data Challenge Winners

ONC recently named three winners of its Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) data challenge who showed how the information can be used and applied across the healthcare industry. Researchers, health IT developers, and researchers were...

UCSF Leveraging Epic EHR, FHIR to Manage Newborn Weight Loss

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a new tool that leverages data from the health system’s Epic EHR to enable clinicians to improve clinical decision support for providers caring for newborns in the first...

Nearly 70% of Physicians Suffering Stress Related to Health IT Use

Almost 70 percent of physicians who use EHR technology during patient care delivery have experienced stress as a result of the demands of health IT use, according to a recent JAMIA study. Health IT-related stress can contribute to...

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