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  • PDMP Use More Burden, Less Blessing Without EHR Integration

    October 16, 2018 - Under pressure to stall the rising death toll associated with the opioid epidemic, CMS and state regulators have pushed the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way to ensure healthcare providers understand a patient’s full medication history when writing prescriptions. A CMS opioid roadmap released earlier this year lists PDMP use as a key component of its...

  • athenahealth Acquisition Final Bid Includes 5 Potential Buyers

    October 15, 2018 - Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources familiar with the matter told the Globe. Private equity firms including Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and TPG...

  • How Surescripts Lays the Foundation for a Value-Based Care System

    October 9, 2018 - Stakeholders in the public and private sector have their sights set on delivering high-quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs through the establishment of a value-based care system. The industry has made some progress in abandoning the fee-for-service model in favor of value-based care. With providers soon heading into Year 3 of the Quality...

  • Specialized EHR Systems Help Docs Collect, Share Valuable Insight

    October 1, 2018 - Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts of clinical data for the specific data elements they need. Health IT developers, researchers, and providers have suggested specializing EHR systems...


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VT Health Information Exchange Working to Reduce Duplicate EHRs

After more than a year of financial and administrative problems, healthcare leaders running Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) have begun work to reduce duplicate patient EHRs within the HIE and optimize efficiency. Vermont...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

2015 Edition CEHRT In Use By Over 90% of Eligible Hospitals

Over 90 percent of eligible hospitals use 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) as of October 2018, according to the most recent data from ONC. This update comes as part of a set of data visualizations showing the percentage of...

Sequoia Project Launches Health IT Interoperability Cooperative

The Sequoia Project recently announced the launch of a public-private health IT interoperability cooperative called Interoperability Matters. The cooperative will primarily work to advance real-world solutions to end information blocking...

Pew, KLAS Suggest EHR Reporting Program Promote Safety, EHR Training

Pew Charitable Trusts and the Arch Collaborative — a KLAS-affiliated initiative comprising 5,000 providers — recently recommended the EHR Reporting Program include criteria centered on safety-related usability and EHR training,...

Most Providers Look to EHR Vendors to Address Opioid Management

The vast majority of healthcare organizations expect their EHR vendors to assist in addressing the opioid crisis, according to a new KLAS report. KLAS interviewed 117 clinical and managerial executives from healthcare organizations of...

Two Non-Profit Health Systems Launching EHR Implementations

Tennessee-based Maury Regional Health and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) in California are each launching new EHR implementations this fall. NVIH went live with eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR system across clinics throughout...

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