• Optimizing the Physician EHR Experience via Training Support

    August 3, 2015 - Physicians are highly-trained individuals who require the right kind of support when implementing new activities or technologies as part of their clinical workflows. This is especially true relative to the physician EHR experience, says Emory Healthcare CMIO Julie Hollberg, MD. "I have been the CMIO for four years and the physician champion when we went live with CPOE in the inpatient...

  • Managing a Successful EHR Implementation Extension Program

    July 27, 2015 - Extending your healthcare organization's EHR technology to community physicians and hospitals can prove to be life saving for the patients of your community. This, in turn, dramatically increases patient safety and continuity of care. Sharing known allergies, current medications, and saving time on reviewing lab and radiology results are all examples of how a patient’s healthcare...

  • How EHR Replacement Can Support EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use

    July 22, 2015 - Ambulatory EHR replacement has played an important part in helping EvergreenHealth promote EHR adoption among its clinicians as well as put the health system in position to achieve two prestigious recognitions —  Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM and Most Improved on the Most Wired list. Jamie Trigg, Director of IT at EvergreenHealth, has helped the health system on its EHR adoption...

  • Where Have the EHR Incentive Programs Missed Their Mark?

    July 20, 2015 - Five years have passed since the EHR Incentive Programs came into existence with the aim of improving care quality, improving populating health, and reducing cost, yet meaningful use requirements continue to draw the ire of the healthcare organizations and providers. As Stage 3 Meaningful Use moves closer to becoming final and the EHR Incentive Programs approach the end, it is good time to...


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WEDI: ICD-10 Implementation Progresses; Doc Practices Lag

The latest ICD-10 readiness survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) shows industry-wide progress in preparing for the ICD-10 implementation deadline although physician practices continue to lag behind health IT vendors,...

CHIME Urges CMS to Issue Final Rule on EHR Incentive Program

In a joint letter signed by several health IT industry stakeholders, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) implored the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to release their final rule on the 2015-2017...

Optimizing the Physician EHR Experience via Training Support

Physicians are highly-trained individuals who require the right kind of support when implementing new activities or technologies as part of their clinical workflows. This is especially true relative to the physician EHR experience, says Emory...

NIH Clinics Receive Stage 7 HIMSS Award for EHR Adoption

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Centers has become the first federal healthcare clinic to receive a HIMSS Stage 7 Award, according to a public announcement Friday. The NIH clinics join a select group of healthcare facilities...

July Closes with a Series of Federal Health IT Developments

Considering that summer is generally a time of relaxation and relative calm, it may have come as a surprise the number of key federal health IT developments that occurred over the last week. The biggest piece of summer news was likely made midweek...

CHIME, AMA Support Bill to Revise EHR Incentive Programs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and American Medical Association (AMA) recently expressed their support for the Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act (Flex-IT 2 Act). The Flex-IT...

Impact of DoD EHR Modernization Contract on EHR Vendors

Prime contractor Leidos and its partners Cerner and Accenture are the big winners of the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract — the DoD EHR modernization project — but they are not the only ones to benefit...

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