Electronic Health Records
  • Developing Quality Measures to Succeed in Value-Based Care

    October 18, 2017 - The ability for quality measures to paint an accurate picture of the patient care experience depends on the availability of reliable data, yet the latter remains a persistent challenge for providers participating in value-based care models. Not surprisingly, a lack of health IT interoperability is a major source of frustration. Quality measures are a critical component of pay-for-performance...

  • Epic Named Best EDIS Enterprise Vendor in Overall Satisfaction

    October 17, 2017 - The September 2017 KLAS report for emergency department information system (EDIS) usability showed provider leadership at organizations using Epic EHR have significantly higher rates of overall satisfaction than those using other enterprise vendor systems. KLAS researchers attributed this success to the health IT company’s excellent support, relationships, and general experience....

  • 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...


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athenahealth Layoffs Impact 500 Employees in Attempt to Cut Costs

athenahealth is eliminating around 500 of its 5,600 employees as part of a plan to cut costs under pressure from an activist investor, according to a report in The Boston Globe. The athenahealth layoffs affected about 9 percent of its workforce,...

athenahealth EHR Users Report Financial Gains 5% Over Baseline

athenahealth recently announced a period of continued growth and improvement, reporting its EHR users have experienced average financial gains of 5 percent over baseline. Specifically, the health IT company stated users in the community hospital...

Community Hospitals Switch Paragon EHR for CPSI EHR Replacement

Two community hospitals have chosen to switch from Paragon EHR systems to CPSI-owned systems in EHR replacements based heavily on physician referrals. These EHR replacements come after the recent Allscripts-McKesson acquisition in which Allscripts...

LOINC Director Advises Restraint in Health Data Standardization

A recent op-ed by LOINC and Health Data Standards Director at the Regenstrief Center Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, MS, cautioned healthcare organizations against standardizing all types of health data. While health data standardization enhances interoperability,...

UVA Researchers Recommend Using EHRs for Reduced Medical Testing

Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System and other universities have developed a plan to cut unnecessary medical testing in an effort to save money and improve patient safety, satisfaction, and health outcomes in part by...

MI HIE Introduces Alerts for Social Determinants of Health

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has chosen Holon Solutions to assist in delivering alerts and referrals to providers involving data on social determinants of health.   The effort is part of a plan by the health information exchange to...

Epic Systems Expands CVS Health Partnership to Lower Drug Costs

Epic and CVS Health recently announced an initiative to lower drug costs for patients and improve health outcomes by offering prescribers lower cost alternatives to expensive medications. CVS will utilize Epic’s population health management...

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