Electronic Health Records
  • VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation

    January 18, 2018 - VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized, Federal News Radio reported. The federal agency will collaborate with VA Office of Information and Technology (VAOIT) on 18 projects in 2018 — including the Cerner EHR implementation slated for completion in...

  • Small, Rural, Specialty Ambulatory Practices Lacking in EHR Use

    January 17, 2018 - Small, rural, and specialty ambulatory care practices are less likely to engage in advanced EHR use, according to new research published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The study by Rumball-Smith et al. measured differences in levels of EHR use between ambulatory care practices and addressed how these discrepancies affect the ability of the healthcare system to provide coordinated,...

  • EHR Use, Administrative Burden Accelerating Physician Burnout

    January 16, 2018 - In response to a new study about high levels of physician burnout among family physicians, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician Donald O. Mack, MD, suggested the recent transition to a value-based care system and increased EHR use may have augmented the problem. “Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction and care quality, higher medical error rates...

  • Pew Urges ONC Expand EHR Data Included in Health Data Exchange

    January 11, 2018 - Pew Charitable Trusts recently requested ONC support the expansion of health data exchange via application programming interfaces (APIs) beyond common clinical data sets (CCDS) to include a wider variety of important EHR data. In a letter to National Coordinator Don Rucker, MD, Pew addressed the current state of health data standardization and recommended ONC expand API functionality as part...


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CMS to Prioritize Health IT Innovation, Regulatory Relief

This year CMS will prioritize health IT innovation and regulatory relief for clinical documentation, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Verma discussed the federal agency’s 2018 goals with AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack during...

VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation

VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized, Federal News Radio reported. The federal agency will collaborate...

Small, Rural, Specialty Ambulatory Practices Lacking in EHR Use

Small, rural, and specialty ambulatory care practices are less likely to engage in advanced EHR use, according to new research published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The study by Rumball-Smith et al. measured differences in...

Scribes Reduce EHR Use, Restore Joy of Practice for Physicians

A recent study by Sattler et al. found integrating scribes into primary care clinics can reduce administrative burden associated with EHR use, improve levels of physician satisfaction, and allow for higher quality care. Beginning in 2015, researchers...

Indiana Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Tied to Medicaid Meaningful Use

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently filed a request to dismiss a lawsuit brought against 62 Indiana hospitals for allegedly falsifying records and participating in a kickback scheme involving the release of patient EHRs to meet meaningful...

Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system launch....

EHR Use, Administrative Burden Accelerating Physician Burnout

In response to a new study about high levels of physician burnout among family physicians, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician Donald O. Mack, MD, suggested the recent transition to a value-based care system and increased...

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