Electronic Health Records
  • POTUS Budget Proposes Eliminating AHRQ, Reducing ONC Funding

    May 23, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for major sweeping reforms at HHS in order to balance the federal budget, most notably repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and reforming Medicaid. Less eye-catching but equally important to health IT infrastructure and innovation are proposed changes at AHRQ and ONC. Chief among the major savings and reforms within HHS is...

  • Epic EHR Interoperability at Center of New Partnership

    May 16, 2017 - Premise Health today announced a new partnership with Epic to improve patient experience and expand interoperability across the spectrum of care. The worksite health and patient engagement company intends to implement Epic EHR in all its worksite health centers during a two-year plan. The initiative, called Emagine, is part of Premise Health’s larger strategy to integrate the necessary...

  • Epic Implementation in Boston to Blame for Frustrated Docs?

    May 16, 2017 - In an op-ed to Boston’s WBUR, three doctors — two of whom are currently or once-affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital — voiced concern about the effects of EHR adoption on doctor-patient relationships. The two cardiologists and one neurologist spoke on behalf of providers in Boston exasperated with the healthcare industry’s digitization. The area’s leading...

  • Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities

    May 9, 2017 - A recent survey of healthcare executives shows that inpatient and outpatient EHR technology are top of mind for provider buying priorities for health IT purchases, trailing only telemedicine. A third of 248 respondents to a Research Data survey listed telemedicine (33%), inpatient EHR (32%), and outpatient EHR (32%) solutions as their current top health IT buying priorities. The three technologies...


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POTUS Budget Proposes Eliminating AHRQ, Reducing ONC Funding

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget calls for major sweeping reforms at HHS in order to balance the federal budget, most notably repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and reforming Medicaid. Less eye-catching but equally...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR purchasing...

ECMC EHR Outage Teaches Valuable Ransomware Recovery Lesson

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) spoke out about the ransomware attack that caused a hospital EHR outage spanning six weeks. The New York hospital recently shared its cautionary tale with a local newspaper, painting a grim picture of the...

CVS Among Newest Additions to Surescripts Medication Service

Surescripts now covers nearly 240 million patients after expanding its Medication History for Panel Management data service to six more pharmacies, the organization announced Monday. The health information network will provide prescription data...

Physician EHR Changes Improve Test Ordering, Patient Safety

A nationwide initiative to cut down on test ordering in hospitals has recently proven to cut costs and reduce instances of patient harm through simple modifications to physician EHR use. The Choosing Wisely campaign, launched by the American...

Siemens Partnership Connects Test Results to EHR Systems

Siemens Healthineers today announced a partnership with Relaymed aimed at delivering test results to physician EHR systems through point-of-care instruments. The new alliance with Relaymed will give users access to secure, cloud-based services...

VA Awards $19.6M Contract for Veteran Care Access Mobile App

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently granted a contract for $19.6 million to fund an online patient self-scheduling system accessible through a mobile application designed to improve patient care access for veterans. Document Storage...

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