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  • Enhancing Patient Care with Clinical Documentation Improvement

    April 23, 2018 - Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) ensures that health services are accurately documented and helps healthcare coders and physicians work toward improved patient care while also streamlining productivity. When meaningful clinical data is captured, organizations can ensure improved quality reporting, clinician productivity, and even better clinical information delivered at the point of...

  • IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

    April 19, 2018 - UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding University of Illinois (UI) Hospitals’ multimillion-dollar Epic EHR implementation contract due to a potential conflict of interest, according...

  • Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

    April 18, 2018 - The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders are working to make headway toward enabling improvements: in March 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now joined forces to establish an oversight...

  • VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

    April 18, 2018 - VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s acting CIO since October 2017 and had played a significant part in launching VA’s replacement of the homegrown VistA system with a commercial...


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CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Changes to Promote Interoperability

As part of an effort to overhaul the EHR Incentive Programs, CMS is renaming the meaningful use program “Promoting Interoperability.” The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information performance category...

Senate May Postpone VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing

The Senate may postpone the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, MD, to take the helm as the new VA Secretary in place of former secretary David Shulkin, MD, according to Washington Post. This decision to delay Jackson’s confirmation...

VA Cerner EHR Contract Will Advance Despite Leadership Changes

VA will continue working to finalize the Cerner EHR contract despite former VA CIO Scott Blackburn and former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s sudden departure from the federal department, Blackburn stated at a recent Government Information...

Interoperability, Better Functionality Top EHR Replacement Factors

Dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, inefficient workflows, and the need for greater interoperability and functionality are often key reasons why healthcare organizations may opt for an EHR replacement, according to a literature review published...

MI Hospital Reduces EHR Use in ICU with Epic Telemedicine Tool

Michigan-based Beaumont Hospital is utilizing an EHR-integrated Epic telemedicine tool to present critical health data about ICU patients on monitors outside hospital rooms in an effort to improve clinical efficiency and reduce EHR use for providers....

Epic EHR to Improve Interoperability for MultiCare Spokane

Washington-based MultiCare Spokane will go live with an Epic EHR implementation early this summer in an effort to improve interoperability with Providence Washington Health & Services and Kaiser Permanente. The $25 million Epic implementation...

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