Electronic Health Records
  • CMS Proposes Publicly Identifying Information Blocking Providers

    February 11, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is set to get tough on “bad actors” contributing to health information blocking. Following the announcement of the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told members of the press that the federal agency would be publicly identifying providers who prevent health data...

  • ONC Proposed Rule Identifies Exceptions to Information Blocking

    February 11, 2019 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)has ushered in the next phase of the 21st Century Cures Act with the impending release of a proposed rule on interoperability and information blocking. “By supporting secure access of electronic health information and strongly discouraging information blocking, the proposed rule supports the bi-partisan...

  • Enterprise EHR, RCM Necessitates Staff Changes at Trinity Health

    February 7, 2019 - The switch to an enterprise-wide EHR and revenue cycle management platform is changing the approach at Trinity Health to billing and IT staffing. Last May, the 94-hospital health system spanning 22 states announced its decision to move to a unified EHR and RCM platform from Epic Systems to support the delivery of patient-centered care. “People deserve customized and convenient...

  • Google Patent to Build Predictive Timeline Using EHR Data, FHIR

    February 4, 2019 - The United States Patent Office has published a patent application by Google with the goal of aggregating EHR data using the FHIR-based services to predict health events. The system and method described in the application comprise three primary components: a relational database of de-identified electronic health records, a machine learning mechanism, and a device for displaying...


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Nanaimo Hospital Physicians Remain Dissatisfied With Cerner EHR

Physicians at Nanaimo General Regional Hospital are still manually ordering medication through paper-based processes nearly three years after going live with a Cerner EHR implementation, according to the Time Colonist. Physician David...

Apple Health Records Now Available to CPSI EHR System Users

CPSI is the latest organization to join the Apple Health Records beta project in an effort to improve patient data access for patients at healthcare organizations using its EHR technology. By allowing users of its Evident EHR system to...

Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

EHR Use Satisfaction Higher at EMRAM Stage 7 Health Systems

Physicians at healthcare organizations that have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) maturity model report higher levels of EHR use satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. In...

Cerner Advancing Capabilities to Improve EHR Interoperability

Cerner is releasing several new capabilities for users of its health IT solutions through 2020 as part of an effort to improve EHR interoperability and health data exchange. The health IT company is presenting coming interoperability...

9 Ways to Improve Health IT Interoperability, Patient Data Access

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and the Bipartisan Policy Center recently issued a report outlining nine ways the public and private sector can work together to advance health IT interoperability and improve patient data...

Boosting Quality Outcomes with EHRs, Health IT Remains Top Priority

Improving quality outcomes using EHR systems and other health IT is a top priority among healthcare executives, according to the 2019 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey. In addition to boosting quality outcomes, achieving high levels...

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