Electronic Health Records
  • How the EHR Selection Process Influences Specialist EHR Use

    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...

  • Engaging Physicians to Aid Standardized Ambulatory EHR Use

    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...

  • 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...


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Plenty of work remains to be done before hospitals are comfortable submitting electronic clinical quality measures as a part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, according to a recent Joint Commission survey. The survey, conducted...

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Since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced its draft implementation for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) at the end of April, there has been a flurry of industry opinions, rule clarifications, and potential...

Advanced EHR Use Shows Potential to Lower Patient Costs

Advanced EHR use may lead to significant per patient savings, showing promise for an eventual return on investment, shows a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study included a retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient...

EHR Adoption, Use Remain a Source of Frustration for Docs

EHR adoption is still seen as a win-some, lose-some situation, with users reporting many positives and negatives about the technology, shows a recent survey conducted by Physicians Practice. The survey, which included responses from 1,568 healthcare...

Cerner Makes Key Revenue Cycle Management Hire

The Kansas City-based health IT company has named Jeff Hurst of Adventist Health System to serve as Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management and President of Cerner RevWorks, the company announced. Currently Florida Hospital's Senior...

AMIA Challenges FDA over EHR Data Quality Claims

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is raising concerns over EHR data quality in current systems in comments on draft guidance issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of EHR data for clinical investigations....

Physician Readiness for MACRA Implementation Found Wanting

A significant stumbling block to MACRA implementation in 2017 is physician awareness of its provisions and requirements, according to a 2016 Deloitte physician survey. Half of physicians with a high share of Medicare beneficiaries reported no...

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