July 11, 2016 - Key to a successful EHR selection process is meaningful use dialogue between providers and EHR vendors. This is especially true for specialists for whom fewer EHR products are designed and available. That is one of several takeaways from a five-year study of pediatric EHR use by Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) with the goal of defining a model EHR design for pediatricians. CCNC was...
June 20, 2016 - Since its formation back in 1999, Banner Health has made a name for itself by increasing the clinical standardization of its EHR technology to support clinical improvements. As a result of its push toward value-based care and population, the health system comprising 29 hospitals and spanning 7 states has worked to mirror its high levels of clinical standardization on the inpatient side in...
May 26, 2016 - On the national level, The Sequoia Project has made considerable headway in removing technical and legal barriers to health information exchange and data sharing, most recently with several organizations (e.g., Surescripts, Epic Systems, athenahealth) agreeing to implement the Carequality framework and paying the pathway for its providers to access patient data more widely. According to CEO...
May 25, 2016 - SSM Health in St. Louis recently made news in being the first organization to implement the Surescripts National Record Locator Service into its Epic EHR system. But hospital leadership is more concerned with the significance associated with enabling physician EHR use to include a complete picture of a patient's health where it's needed most at the post of care. As noted in the press...
Throughout the healthcare landscape, providers and hospitals must navigate various different incentive programs and quality improvement programs, with which come numerous requirements for clinical quality measures. However, provided the vast number of clinical quality measures, these can be difficult...
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