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  • Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

    December 13, 2017 - EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise healthcare providers and hospital leadership want to keep tabs on the vendors landing the biggest contracts, and the problems that occasionally...

  • VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

    December 11, 2017 - A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of VA’s EHR modernization efforts, GAO found the federal agency spent the more than $1.1 billion developing, implementing, and contracting assistance for...

  • KLAS Report Names Top 3 Best Practices for EHR Optimization

    December 11, 2017 - KLAS recently published a list of best practices for EHR optimization to reduce provider burden as part of a study conducted through its Arch Collaborative initiative. “The Arch Collaborative, in an effort to stem the tide of EMR-related clinician burnout, brings together organizations from community facilities to large IDNs under a standardized user-satisfaction survey,” stated...

  • Providers Caring for an Aging Population Need Widespread HIE Use

    December 7, 2017 - Health information exchange (HIE) use allows providers caring for a highly-mobile aging patient population to send, receive, and access all types of health data to ensure quality care delivery. As the aging population grows, more and more data is necessary to manage progressing complex conditions. HIEs and the networks that connect them – including Regional Health Information Organizations...


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Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise...

Healthcare APIs Enabled 1 Billion Exchanges at Allscripts in 2017

Allscripts recently announced that its Open ecosystem built on healthcare APIs enabled one billion data exchange transactions over the past year. Surpassing the milestone — the highest number of data shares in a single year — marks...

Health IT Leader at Center of $800K Fraud Scandal in California

A former health IT leader at North County Health Services (NCHS) recently pleaded not guilty to defrauding the healthcare organization out of nearly $800,000. The California-based nonprofit healthcare organization provides comprehensive, affordable...

VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of VA’s...

KLAS Report Names Top 3 Best Practices for EHR Optimization

KLAS recently published a list of best practices for EHR optimization to reduce provider burden as part of a study conducted through its Arch Collaborative initiative. “The Arch Collaborative, in an effort to stem the tide of EMR-related...

AAPA EHR Toolkit Offers Best Practices for EHR Design, Usability

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) recently released its EHR Toolkit to promote the use of EHR systems designed, selected, and implemented with functionality considerations specifically tailored for physician assistants (PAs)....

Ohio Military Medical Center Joins Health Information Exchange

Wright-Patterson Medical Center recently collaborated with the Ohio Health Information Partnership to allow civilian providers to access patient EHRs of military personnel through health information exchange.   Located on Wright-Patterson...

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