Electronic Health Records
  • Top 5 Challenges to Achieving Healthcare Interoperability

    August 14, 2017 - Improved healthcare interoperability is a top priority for providers, policymakers, and patients in 2017. The public and private sectors are working across the industry to facilitate seamless health data exchange between a multitude of health IT systems to coordinate care across various health settings nationwide. Years of healthcare interoperability initiatives, health data exchange...

  • Allscripts Acquisition Signals Inpatient Health IT Challenges

    August 8, 2017 - The sale of McKesson’s hospital and health system health IT business to Allscripts confirms that the inpatient health IT market offers few opportunities for technology developers to make headway. In a deal valued at $185 million, Allscripts a week ago agreed to acquire McKesson Corporation’s Enterprise Information Solutions, the latter’s inpatient health IT division comprising,...

  • How Strong Health Data Governance Ensures EHR Data Integrity

    August 7, 2017 - Health data governance best practices are necessary for ensuring providers are getting the most out of their EHR systems. Maintaining the principles of data governance and implementing strategies to improve EHR data quality, use, and exchange can lead to better patient safety, health IT interoperability, and clinical efficiency. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)...

  • Most Significant Epic, Cerner Health IT Achievements of 2017

    August 4, 2017 - Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation solidified their status as top dogs in the health IT industry in 2017. Both health IT companies scored massive contracts this year, with Epic continuing to gain popularity among the private sector and Cerner expanding its presence in the public sphere. Cerner and Epic have also found success expanding their health IT offerings into other areas of care management,...


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Cerner Ranks Highest for EHR Capabilities in Chilmark Report

A recent report from Chilmark Research named Cerner Corporation’s EHR system as the best offering for health data analytics-based EHR capabilities over Allscripts, Athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and Epic Systems. The report evaluated the...

3 Ways EHR Use, Access Boost Care Coordination Across Settings

Care coordination between healthcare settings can have a significant impact on patient care. Strong care coordination is particularly necessary for providers delivering care to high-risk patients. Transitions of care and chronic disease management...

NY HIE Seeks HITRUST Certification for Health Data Exchange

HealtheConnections is working to achieve HITRUST Certification in accordance with the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) to improve secure health data exchange for the 11 counties of central New York. The health information exchange is partnering...

Allscripts Acquires NantHealth Patient Engagement Assets

Allscripts recently acquired NantHealth’s patient engagement assets following the release of the latter's second quarter financial results showing $70 million in losses. In addition to signing the agreement with Allscripts to sell its...

Top 5 Challenges to Achieving Healthcare Interoperability

Improved healthcare interoperability is a top priority for providers, policymakers, and patients in 2017. The public and private sectors are working across the industry to facilitate seamless health data exchange between a multitude of health...

DirectTrust, HL7 Collaborate to Streamline Health Data Exchange

DirectTrust and HL7 recently released a white paper proposing ways Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and Direct standards can work together to achieve technical improvements to health data exchange. HL7 is one of many standards...

Physicians Foresee Major Burden in Quality Payment Program

A recent survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) found 82 percent of responding physicians view the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as very or extremely burdensome. The survey featured responses from physicians at 750 group...

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