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  • 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...

  • ONC Chief Keen on Moving Health IT Innovation Beyond the EHR

    December 7, 2017 - Healthcare interoperability and health IT usability were front and center at the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting in the nation’s capital and indicative on a change that took hold within the federal agency in recent years following its successful role in promoting EHR adoption. Health IT innovation is changing and it begins with a concerted effort think beyond EHR technology and create an...


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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...

6 Use Cases for EHR Data Utilization in Public, Community Health

EHR data could allow for dramatic improvements in addressing community health challenges, according to a recent report released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers presented six use cases...

Providers Caring for an Aging Population Need Widespread HIE Use

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...

ONC Chief Keen on Moving Health IT Innovation Beyond the EHR

Healthcare interoperability and health IT usability were front and center at the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting in the nation’s capital and indicative on a change that took hold within the federal agency in recent years following its successful...

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