Electronic Health Records
  • How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing

    August 20, 2018 - Identifying ways to curb the nationwide opioid epidemic is a top priority among state health departments and federal entities including CMS and ONC. An opioid roadmap released by CMS earlier this summer listed several strategies for reducing opioid overuse through prevention, treatment, and health data utilization. Prescribers are better-equipped to leverage health data to address the...

  • 3 Ways to Promote Clinician Engagement During EHR Implementation

    August 13, 2018 - EHR implementation projects are notoriously stressful for hospital management and staff as providers, administrators, IT staff, and leadership adjust to changes in daily operations. Without sufficient EHR training and communication between hospital management and staff, healthcare organizations may be susceptible to internal quarreling and financial trouble as a result of snags with...

  • Breaking Down How the Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Works

    August 8, 2018 - The Apple Health Records EHR data viewer released in 2018 has steadily grown in popularity over the past eight months, and industry leaders already expect the feature will make waves in health IT innovation, patient engagement, and interoperability. At the ONC 2nd Interoperability Forum, Apple Clinical and Health Informatics Lead Ricky Bloomfield, MD, offered insight into how Apple...

  • How New Federal Regulations Affect EHR Vendors, Health IT Innovation

    August 7, 2018 - The shift to a value-based care system is well underway as Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) approaches, and providers will need assistance from regulators and EHR vendors to fulfill reporting requirements without increased administrative burden. CMS released the 2019 QPP proposed rule mid-July. The proposed rule includes policies designed to reduce administrative burden on...


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CORHIO Uses Wolters Kluwer Health IT to Improve Interoperability

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently deployed two Wolters Kluwer health IT solutions as part of an effort to promote interoperability, improve health data standardization, and offer network participants...

Mayo Clinic, NDSC Launch EHR-Integrated Blood Management Tool

Mayo Clinic has partnered with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to launch an EHR-integrated blood management solution that pairs Mayo Clinic’s clinical expertise with NDSC’s EHR-enabled clinical decision support product...

How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing

Identifying ways to curb the nationwide opioid epidemic is a top priority among state health departments and federal entities including CMS and ONC. An opioid roadmap released by CMS earlier this summer listed several strategies for...

Cerner to Directly Oversee MCHS EHR Implementation, IT Department

Texas-based Medical Center Health System (MCHS) will move forward with an agreement to allow Cerner to take over its IT department and oversee its EHR implementation, according to Odessa American. The Ector County Hospital District board...

How Most Office-Based Physicians Utilize Health Data Exchange

Advancing health data exchange is a top priority among stakeholders in the private and public sector. Health IT companies including MEDITECH and Epic have made efforts to expand interoperability and promote health data exchange among...

Red Tape Relief Project to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

The Committee on Ways & Means reiterated the importance of stakeholder collaboration to further the aims of the Medicare Red Tape Relief project designed to reduce administrative burden associated with federal regulations. This...

HHS Grants Health Centers $125M for Quality Improvement, EHR Use

HHS recently granted health centers in all 50 states and territories $125 million in health center quality improvement awards, including EHR Reporters Awards offered for health centers that employed EHRs to report on all clinical...

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