Electronic Health Records
  • Value-Based Care Fueling Provider Demands on Health IT Companies

    June 27, 2017 - Expectations for health IT companies are rising as a result of the transition to value-based care. Providers are increasingly experiencing pressure to improve information exchange at their practices and demanding clean, comprehensive, and actionable patient health data. In turn, they are increasingly turning to their technology partners for solutions. Two panelists representing the Sequoia...

  • Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

    June 27, 2017 - A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure lead to improved care delivery. That was the message delivered by the keynote speaker at last week’s Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago. “Technology...

  • Enabling the IT Help Desk to Support Effective EHR, HIT Use

    June 26, 2017 - In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users and patients satisfied as stress mounts amid competing projects. Within the transition to EHR systems, IT staff have to support legacy applications while...

  • How Surescripts Approaches Patient Safety Improvements

    June 21, 2017 - Accurate patient identification and data retrieval is crucial to ensuring patient safety in care delivery. The potential repercussions of misidentification range from adverse drug reactions to inadvertent patient harm resulting from unknown allergies or chronic conditions. While the problems inherent to patient misidentification are well-documented and widely known, the US healthcare system...


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Value-Based Care Fueling Provider Demands on Health IT Companies

Expectations for health IT companies are rising as a result of the transition to value-based care. Providers are increasingly experiencing pressure to improve information exchange at their practices and demanding clean, comprehensive, and actionable...

Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure lead...

GAO Suggests VA Improve Data, Clinical Efficiency Monitoring

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published recommendations advising the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve data and monitoring of clinical efficiency. The federal agency also stated VA should strengthen oversight...

Shulkin Details Planned 2018 VA EHR Modernization Activities

VA Secretary David Shulkin recently released a statement delving into the specifics of a VA budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and the department’s EHR modernization plans and other health IT investments. The FY 2018 budget submission...

Enabling the IT Help Desk to Support Effective EHR, HIT Use

In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users and...

Cerner Population Health Management Platform Gains Health System

Cerner recently announced Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) will implement the EHR vendor’s population health management platform HealtheIntent for improved coordinated care. The platform will facilitate care management for more than 12...

IdenTrust Recognized for Excellence in Health Data Exchange

Solutions vendor IdenTrust yesterday announced it has been recognized for excellence in enabling secure health data exchange by DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC.) IdenTrust earned full re-accreditation...

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