Electronic Health Records
  • Making Health IT Interoperability More Concrete, Actionable

    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...

  • Incorporating Record Locator Services into Clinician EHR Use

    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...

  • How EHR Cloud-based Solutions Support Provider Independence

    May 19, 2016 - A prevailing opinion in healthcare holds that myriad and increasing regulatory mandates make the task of operating an independent physician practice overly fraught with challenges and  likely not worth the risk. Jeremy Luckett, MD, of Vineyard Primary Care in Owensboro, Kentucky, obviously does not share that opinion having set out on his own in 2015 after having worked as part of group...

  • Will MACRA Implementation Unfairly Affect Small Practices?

    May 17, 2016 - The final rule for MACRA implementation — and with its provisions for both the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) — is many months away, but concerns about its impact on the healthcare industry are already growing. The comment period for the proposed rule began back on May 9 and runs through early July and is likely to generate plenty...


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Why EHR Clinical Decision Support Tools Need More Research

Real-time, patient-specific clinical decision support tools should be integrated into physician workflow, especially given the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs. Despite this, physicians seen many barriers to integrating CDS tools into their EHRs,...

How Does a National Patient Identifier Help Cybersecurity?

The latest call for a national patient identifier has come from an unlikely place — a hearing on healthcare cybersecurity convened by the House Subcommittee on Health. In written testimony for the hearing, “Examining Cybersecurity...

Making Health IT Interoperability More Concrete, Actionable

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)...

Incorporating Record Locator Services into Clinician EHR Use

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...

Clinical Decision Support Decreases Sepsis Mortality in AL

A pair of clinical informaticist consultants found clinical decision support (CDS) systems to have a positive impact on identifying instances of sepsis and reducing sepsis mortality at an Alabama hospital. According to the research published...

WEDI Names Longtime Healthcare Leader as New President, CEO

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a non-profit advisor on health IT and health information exchange to the Department of Health & Human Services, recently named Charles W. Stellar as its new leader. WEDI made the announcement...

ONC Releases Health IT Certification Surveillance Results

Healthcare stakeholders can now view surveillance results for products in the Health IT Certification program on the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology’s (ONC) website, according to an official blog post....

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