Electronic Health Records
  • 4 Tips for Successfully Navigating EHR Vendor Relationships

    October 12, 2017 - Across the country, the healthcare industry has nearly reached full transition from paper documentation to electronic health records (EHRs). Thanks to the push from government initiatives, by 2025, the global EHR market will reach a reported $33 billion. Today, vendors continue to modify and expand system offerings as interoperability and certified EHR technology (CEHRT) are vital for participating...

  • Why Healthcare Providers Should Embrace Innovative EHR Use

    October 11, 2017 - Innovative EHR use can solve a host of healthcare’s biggest problems, according to a new op-ed in Harvard Business Review. Virginia Mason’s James Bender, MD, and Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD, highlighted how innovative EHR use presents new opportunities to reduce excessive spending, medical errors, and unnecessary surgeries. “Every day, online retailers use computer-based transactions...

  • Team-Based Model Key to Achieving the Quadruple Aim at Reliant

    October 6, 2017 - The key to success in value-based care is sharing the workload, claims the head of Reliant Medical Group and featured keynote of the second annual Value-Based Care Summit in Boston.  “One of the things we know need to solve for and we have by no means have is getting away from one person needs to shoulder the burden entirely alone,” Reliant President & CEO Tarek Elsawy,...

  • Kansas Hospital Swaps Paragon for athenahealth EHR Replacement

    October 5, 2017 - The Board of Trustees for Hiawatha Hospital Association unanimously voted to move from a Paragon EHR system to an athenahealth platform in an EHR replacement expected to start immediately. The athenahealth EHR replacement will be an effort to ensure all healthcare facilities part of the association operate on one comprehensive health record repository.  The Kansas-based hospital association...


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Solo Doctor Forfeits Medical License Over Paper Records

Following an investigation into her into her patient health record keeping, prescribing, and clinical decision making, a physician in the New Hampshire town of New London is no longer licensed to practice medicine. The New Hampshire Board of...

Behavioral Health System Invests Millions in Epic Implementation

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently approved a multi-million dollar investment in an Epic implementation at all of its facilities. The organization did not disclose the official amount of the deal. The Pine Rest Board of Directors...

Ophthalmologists Spend 27 Percent of Patient Visits on EHR Use

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology found ophthalmologists spend 27 percent of a typical patient encounter on EHR use, suggesting a need for EHR usability improvements. The study by Read-Brown...

Cerner Releases Consumer-Facing EHR to Improve Interoperability

Cerner confirmed its commitment to improving interoperability at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference earlier this week by offering a new consumer-directed patient EHR. Cerner President Zane Burke announced the consumer-directed patient health record...

Unsustainable Workloads Could Lead to Physician Burnout

An athenahealth survey found almost half of practicing physicians believe they will have trouble maintaining their workload in the long term, which could potentially lead to physician burnout if left unaddressed by senior leadership. The...

Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020

Cerner President Zane Burke announced at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020. Initially, CommonWell services were made free to all Cerner users...

HIMSS Calls on HHS to Improve Secure Health Data Exchange

HIMSS recently called on HHS to assist providers in achieving nationwide secure health data exchange through promoting improved interoperability and standardization, among other aspects of exchange. Specifically, HIMSS requested HHS demonstrate...

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