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  • Top Epic EHR Implementations in First Half of 2018

    June 22, 2018 - There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled over $1 billion, pushing healthcare organizations to focus on employee training and communication to ensure as seamless of a transition as possible. While these...

  • Focusing on Patient Care to Fuel Healthcare Interoperability

    June 20, 2018 - Having true healthcare interoperability nationwide has been a key goal for industry stakeholders for years, and recent federal initiatives and evolving technologies are helping to accomplish that goal.   Different healthcare organizations will have unique perspectives on the challenges that come with interoperability, explained Health2047 Managing Director Dr. Jack Stockert. It is important...

  • ONC Drafting Strategy to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

    June 20, 2018 - ONC will work with CMS to develop a strategy to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of a larger plan to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act over the next few years, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD. The federal agency will release the draft strategy to reduce provider burden this fall, Rucker announced in the Health IT Buzz blog post....

  • What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

    June 19, 2018 - Health information exchange (HIE) will be critical for improving interoperability, especially as technology continues to evolve and the options for transferring and receiving information increase. Along with having the necessary tools for HIE use, healthcare organizations must ensure that employees at all levels are properly trained so potential challenges with data exchange can be overcome....


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CMS Data Element Library Advances Interoperability, MyHealthEData

In keeping with the aims of the MyHealthEData initiative, CMS recently launched a Data Element Library (DEL) that supports health data and health IT standardization to improve interoperability. DEL is a free, centralized database that enables...

Top Epic EHR Implementations in First Half of 2018

There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled over $1...

Case Study Supports EHR-Integrated Patient Generated Health Data

Collecting EHR-integrated patient generated health data (PGHD) may help to effectively improve chronic care management for patients with asthma, according to one case study in Nature. Genes et al. prompted four study participants part of the...

House to Form VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight Panel

House representatives recently announced plans to form an oversight panel to ensure the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR implementation goes smoothly, according to the Military Times. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) formally...

AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs. Researchers can develop and...

CMS Seeks Public Comment to Reduce Stark Law Regulatory Burden

CMS issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment and recommendations about ways the federal agency can reduce the regulatory burden associated with the physician self-referral law (Stark Law). The federal agency is especially...

HealthlinkNY Incentivizing Healthcare Orgs to Engage in HIE Use

HealthlinkNY has secured connection funding and is currently offering New York-based healthcare organizations up to $89,000 to engage in health information exchange (HIE) use until September 30, 2018. The HIE will offer discounts up to $76,000...

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