June 22, 2018 - There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled over $1 billion, pushing healthcare organizations to focus on employee training and communication to ensure as seamless of a transition as possible. While these...
June 20, 2018 - Having true healthcare interoperability nationwide has been a key goal for industry stakeholders for years, and recent federal initiatives and evolving technologies are helping to accomplish that goal. Different healthcare organizations will have unique perspectives on the challenges that come with interoperability, explained Health2047 Managing Director Dr. Jack Stockert. It is important...
June 20, 2018 - ONC will work with CMS to develop a strategy to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of a larger plan to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act over the next few years, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD. The federal agency will release the draft strategy to reduce provider burden this fall, Rucker announced in the Health IT Buzz blog post....
June 19, 2018 - Health information exchange (HIE) will be critical for improving interoperability, especially as technology continues to evolve and the options for transferring and receiving information increase. Along with having the necessary tools for HIE use, healthcare organizations must ensure that employees at all levels are properly trained so potential challenges with data exchange can be overcome....
Increasing patient satisfaction is one of the top goals of value-based care, and patient data access can be a key way to reach that goal. However, both patients and providers are often unsure about patients being able to access their own health information. Providers may be hesitant because they are uncertain...
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