Electronic Health Records
  • Top 5 Ways Health IT Companies Are Changing the EHR Market

    July 17, 2018 - Two quarters are in the books and the EHR market already looks significantly different than it did only six months ago. Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, eClinicalWorks, athenahealth, and a few new players have changed the face of the health IT landscape through disruptive investments, partnerships, and innovations. With many clinicians expressing frustration with EHR technology in recent years, health...

  • Supporting the Independent Practice in a Value-Based Care System

    July 16, 2018 - Value-based care is touted as a way of incentivizing providers to achieve the triple aim: delivering high quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs. While shifting from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care system has the potential to improve patient health outcomes and save healthcare organizations money, the transition from the old to the...

  • CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program Changes, Administrative Relief

    July 12, 2018 - CMS has proposed key changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) intended to reduce administrative burden, shift the focus from process-based measures to outcomes-based measures, and promote EHR interoperability. The 2019 QPP proposed changes would affect Year 3 of the program. The changes may help to reduce administrative burden on providers by removing process-based quality measures within...

  • How to Create a Standardized Nationwide Patient Matching Strategy

    July 12, 2018 - A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry leaders. In a recent AHIMA op-ed, CommonWell Health Alliance Executive Director Jitin Asnaani, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John D. Halamka, MD, AHA Vice...


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Epic EHR at UNC Health Care Now Integrated with State PDMP

University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care recently became the first healthcare organization in the state to link its Epic EHR to the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) as part of a mission to combat the opioid epidemic. North...

How MIPS Changes in the 2019 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

CMS recently released its proposed rule for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes several changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that aim to reduce administrative burden for eligible clinicians. In accordance...

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Pledges to Cut Provider Burden

In a letter addressed to doctors, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the federal agency’s commitment to “turning the tide” of rising rates of physician burnout and reducing clinical documentation requirements to cut provider...

Top 5 Ways Health IT Companies Are Changing the EHR Market

Two quarters are in the books and the EHR market already looks significantly different than it did only six months ago. Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, eClinicalWorks, athenahealth, and a few new players have changed the face of the health IT landscape...

Cerner Expands R&D Hub to Improve Population Health Management

Cerner recently announced plans to significantly expand its Dublin research & development (R&D) hub to improve the population health management and health data analytics capabilities of its EHR systems and health IT tools for European...

EHR Downtime Drives TN Hospital to Invest in Backup System

Tennessee-based Blount Memorial Hospital is investing $30,000 in a backup system for its physicians group after a three-day episode of EHR downtime shut down its network in early May. The system-wide outage affected nearly 90 physicians and their...

Supporting the Independent Practice in a Value-Based Care System

Value-based care is touted as a way of incentivizing providers to achieve the triple aim: delivering high quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs. While shifting from a fee-for-service model to a value-based...

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