Electronic Health Records
  • 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...

  • CMS Final Rule Incentivizes Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

    August 3, 2018 - The CMS final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System includes policies that rebrand the meaningful use programs as the promoting interoperability (PI) program and emphasize measures that incentivize interoperability and health data exchange. The final rule is also designed to be more flexible and less...


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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...

Geisinger, Merck Partner to Launch EHR-Integrated FHIR Apps

Geisinger Health System and Merck have partnered to launch two new EHR-integrated, web-based health IT tools that leverage FHIR to utilize health data from a variety of EHR systems from different vendors. The two applications were...

Amazon, Google, Microsoft Commit to Improving Interoperability

A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and...

EHR System, Physician Burnout Contributed to Problems at ME Hospital

Executives at Central Maine Healthcare have been struggling to reduce high rates of physician burnout with 80 of the health system’s 300 employees leaving in the past fiscal year partly because of dissatisfaction with its EHR...

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