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  • Integrating EHR Use, Health Data Exchange Into Behavioral Health

    December 6, 2018 - While EHR systems and health data exchange solutions have been common tools within hospitals and physician practices for nearly a decade, many behavioral healthcare providers are just beginning to integrate EHR use into care delivery. Policymakers are also starting to turn their attention to legislation that could potentially support the use of EHR technology in behavioral health. At...

  • How HIE Adoption Simplifies, Streamlines Health Data Exchange

    December 3, 2018 - After years of frustration among stakeholders over the lack of complete, timely health data exchange across the healthcare sector, CMS is taking a firm stance on interoperability with its Promoting Interoperability programs. CMS announced its decision to rebrand the EHR Incentive Programs (i.e., meaningful use) as Promoting Interoperability in Spring 2018. The new name is emblematic of...

  • Amazon Service Analyzes Patient EHRs, Health Data For Diagnoses

    November 28, 2018 - Amazon confirmed it is developing a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that enables developers to analyze patient EHRs to identify information including patient diagnoses, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and signs in a Tuesday blog post. The tool allows users to process unstructured medical text and is designed to improve clinical decision support for healthcare providers. The...

  • Taking a Multi-Pronged Approach to Achieving EHR Interoperability

    November 26, 2018 - While many healthcare stakeholders are dissatisfied with the current state of EHR interoperability and health data exchange, a number of health systems are leveraging existing technology to support care coordination and patient data access. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently recognized a select group of health systems in its 2018 Most Wired...


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ONC Announces Certified Health IT List Data Challenge Winners

ONC recently named three winners of its Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) data challenge who showed how the information can be used and applied across the healthcare industry. Researchers, health IT developers, and researchers were...

UCSF Leveraging Epic EHR, FHIR to Manage Newborn Weight Loss

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a new tool that leverages data from the health system’s Epic EHR to enable clinicians to improve clinical decision support for providers caring for newborns in the first...

Nearly 70% of Physicians Suffering Stress Related to Health IT Use

Almost 70 percent of physicians who use EHR technology during patient care delivery have experienced stress as a result of the demands of health IT use, according to a recent JAMIA study. Health IT-related stress can contribute to...

Integrating EHR Use, Health Data Exchange Into Behavioral Health

While EHR systems and health data exchange solutions have been common tools within hospitals and physician practices for nearly a decade, many behavioral healthcare providers are just beginning to integrate EHR use into care...

Physician-Led HIEs Gain Access to Opioid Dashboard Health IT Tool

Physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana will now have access to an opioid and controlled substances health IT tool designed to promote safer...

APIs, TEFCA Expected to Boost EHR Interoperability Industry-Wide

EHR interoperability will likely improve in the next few years as ONC makes progress toward promoting the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) and implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, according to National...

Most EHR Vendors Have Enabled CommonWell, Carequality Connection

The majority of EHR vendors with sizeable marketshare currently enable providers to connect with CommonWell or Carequality, indicating the healthcare industry may be poised for a breakthrough in interoperability. This finding comes from a...

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