Electronic Health Records
  • POTUS Budget Proposes Eliminating AHRQ, Reducing ONC Funding

    May 23, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for major sweeping reforms at HHS in order to balance the federal budget, most notably repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and reforming Medicaid. Less eye-catching but equally important to health IT infrastructure and innovation are proposed changes at AHRQ and ONC. Chief among the major savings and reforms within HHS is...

  • Epic EHR Interoperability at Center of New Partnership

    May 16, 2017 - Premise Health today announced a new partnership with Epic to improve patient experience and expand interoperability across the spectrum of care. The worksite health and patient engagement company intends to implement Epic EHR in all its worksite health centers during a two-year plan. The initiative, called Emagine, is part of Premise Health’s larger strategy to integrate the necessary...

  • Epic Implementation in Boston to Blame for Frustrated Docs?

    May 16, 2017 - In an op-ed to Boston’s WBUR, three doctors — two of whom are currently or once-affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital — voiced concern about the effects of EHR adoption on doctor-patient relationships. The two cardiologists and one neurologist spoke on behalf of providers in Boston exasperated with the healthcare industry’s digitization. The area’s leading...

  • Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities

    May 9, 2017 - A recent survey of healthcare executives shows that inpatient and outpatient EHR technology are top of mind for provider buying priorities for health IT purchases, trailing only telemedicine. A third of 248 respondents to a Research Data survey listed telemedicine (33%), inpatient EHR (32%), and outpatient EHR (32%) solutions as their current top health IT buying priorities. The three technologies...


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MEDITECH Web EHR Gains 5 New Health Organizations

MEDITECH today announced its contemporary and clinically-integrated web EHR is experiencing continued growth with five new healthcare organizations signed on to utilize the technology. The vendor’s integrated Ambulatory solution designed...

Chicago Health System Launching Health Information Exchange

The Chicago area could be getting a health information exchange (HIE) soon as Rush Health deploys the first phase of Rush Health Connect, a health IT solution designed to enable secure health data exchange. Rush Health currently includes 1,100...

Most Clinicians Lack Mobile Clinician Decision Support Tools

A rift has developed between what technologies CIOs know their hospital staff need in order to improve patient health outcomes and what hospital staff have been given. A recent survey designed by Spok asked over a hundred CIO members of the College...

Cerner, Epic, McKesson Among Top 5 Global Health IT Vendors

The winners of the IDC Health Insights 2017 HealthTech Rankings released this week named Cerner, McKesson, and Epic Systems among the leading global health IT suppliers. IDC Health Insights supplied the rankings indicating new benchmarks for...

Report Targets Health IT-Related Patient Safety Problems

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) yesterday released a report exploring the relationship between patient safety and health IT and ways providers, policymakers and health IT developers can improve it. The organization outlined the progress made...

POTUS Budget Proposes Eliminating AHRQ, Reducing ONC Funding

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for major sweeping reforms at HHS in order to balance the federal budget, most notably repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and reforming Medicaid. Less eye-catching but equally...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR purchasing...

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