Electronic Health Records
  • CHIME Testimony Seeks Increasing Meaningful Use Flexibility

    July 20, 2017 - In hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this morning, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives will voice its support for a House bill to improve the EHR Incentive Programs by reducing the number of EHR-related hardship exemptions. In written testimony submitted prior to today’s hearing on improving Medicare, CHIME Chairman-Elect Cletis...

  • DoD Cerner, NYCHH Epic Implementations Achieve Milestones

    July 18, 2017 - Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor in Washington State completed its Cerner implementation of the Military Health System’s GENESIS EHR technology over the weekend, the Kansas City-based EHR company announced on Monday. The DoD MHS site providing inpatient and outpatient care along with labor and maternity completed the MHS GENESIS go-live on July 15 and became the second site to complete the...

  • UK Hospital Earns Most Wired for Use of Epic EHR Technology

    July 17, 2017 - Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and its eHospital platform designed by Epic Systems has earned the two-hospital system the designation of Most Wired from the American Hospital Association, the hospital trust recently announced. CUH became the first health organization outside the United States to receive such an honor. The award comes a short time after the hospitals trust received national...

  • How ONC Will Spur EHR Usability, Interoperability Improvements

    July 12, 2017 - In a press conference yesterday, ONC officials appointed by the Trump Administration cited EHR usability improvements and interoperability as the agency’s top priorities moving forward. EHR Usability To tackle the EHR usability problem, ONC intends to reduce regulations and reporting requirements keeping providers busy with data entry at their monitors to promote more patient-provider...


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DirectTrust Experiences Continued Growth in Health Data Exchange

DirectTrust recently announced it has experienced a period of continued growth at the close of its second quarter with five new members joining the alliance since April 1.   The nonprofit alliance has continued its upward trajectory on all...

MEDITECH to Deploy CommonWell Interoperability Services in 2018

MEDITECH recently announced that beginning in 2018 its EHR technology will be support CommonWell interoperability services enabling health data exchange. As a vender-neutral network of networks, CommonWell Health Alliance allows participating...

Standardization, Collaboration Drive Interoperability at Cerner

Achieving true interoperability is paramount to maximizing the myriad benefits of health IT and delivering safe, efficient patient care. Federal agencies, healthcare organizations, and health IT companies alike are working to facilitate seamless...

CHIME Testimony Seeks Increasing Meaningful Use Flexibility

In hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this morning, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives will voice its support for a House bill to improve the EHR Incentive Programs by reducing the number...

Researchers Add Social Determinants of Health to Epic EHR

A recent study by Gold et al. found that standardizing social determinants of health (SDH) data collection and presentation in Epic EHR systems could improve patient and population health outcomes in community health centers. Researchers worked...

Senate Requests Return of $729.4M in Overpaid EHR Incentives

Members of the Senate recently issued a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma requesting that the federal agency recover approximately $729.4 million in overpaid EHR incentive payments. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Charles Grassley...

EHR Use Shows Little Impact on Improving Revenue, Operations

A recent survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIOs showed a disparity between EHR data availability and its effect on revenue and operations margins in hospitals. While federal incentives are pushing the healthcare...

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