Electronic Health Records
  • Achieving a Network-of-Networks with Health Data Standardization

    September 20, 2018 - The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years. Networks-of-networks essentially link all participating healthcare organizations together through common standards to enable cross-organization...

  • CMS Proposed Rule to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

    September 17, 2018 - A newly-released CMS proposed rule removes unnecessary Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities in an effort to reduce administrative burden on providers and fulfill the aims of the federal agency’s Patients Over Paperwork initiative. These proposed updates could save healthcare providers an estimated $1.12 billion per year, according to CMS. The proposed rule...

  • Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability

    September 11, 2018 - Problems with EHR usability continue to counter the potential benefits of EHR systems and leave physicians, nurses, administrators, and patients by and large feeling dissatisfied and frustrated with the technology. While patient EHRs contain a wealth of potentially actionable clinical information providers and researchers can use to improve clinical decision-making, care delivery, and...

  • Cerner President Zane Burke Will Step Down From Post November 2

    September 10, 2018 - Zane Burke will leave Cerner after five years of serving as the health IT company’s President and 22 years holding various executive positions across sales, implementation, support, and finance. “We thank Zane for his contributions to Cerner across more than two decades,” said Cerner Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer in a press release announcing...


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HealthlinkNY Opposes Planned Expansion of Hixny HIE Services

HealthlinkNY has stated its disapproval for Hixny’s plans to expand its health information exchange (HIE) services into regions including the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and the Southern Tier of New York State. These areas are already...

Achieving a Network-of-Networks with Health Data Standardization

The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years....

MEDITECH Invites App Developers to Boost EHR Interoperability

MEDITECH is launching an app development environment supported by RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs) — including Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) — to allow users and third-party developers to...

How Providers Use Clinical Documentation Improvement Tools

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) tools can help healthcare organizations accurately represent information about patient health events, clinical status, and office visits in EHRs as coded data. This coded data is used for quality...

EHR Design, Interoperability Top List of Physician Pain Points

Problems with EHR design and interoperability are primary causes of physician dissatisfaction, according to a September 2018 survey of America’s Physicians by the Physician’s Foundation. The Physician’s Foundation and...

Hixny Extends Health Data Exchange Services to 9 New NY Counties

New York-based Hixny will now provide health data exchange services to nine additional counties as it expands its territory over an 18-month period. The health information exchange (HIE) is one of New York’s eight qualified entities...

CMS Proposed Rule to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

A newly-released CMS proposed rule removes unnecessary Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities in an effort to reduce administrative burden on providers and fulfill the aims of the federal agency’s Patients Over...

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