March 18, 2019 - As healthcare organizations continue to collect more and more data on their patients, health information exchanges (HIEs) must employ new strategies to help providers quickly filter out less relevant information and pinpoint data critical for patient care. Community initiative Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) in Texas has recently taken steps to improve the quality of its...
March 12, 2019 - The Trump Administration has requested $1.6 billion to fund the VA EHR modernization project in 2020. “The EHR is a high-priority initiative that would ensure a seamlessly integrated healthcare record between the Department of Defense and VA, by bringing all patient data into one common system,” wrote lawmakers in the budget request. VA signed a contract with Cerner to...
March 6, 2019 - At a recent Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) 2019 Public Policy Conference, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the federal agency’s commitment to improving interoperability through several policy changes. “With interoperability and the seamless flow of data, we can change the way health care in this country operates,” said Verma. “Patients can have...
February 27, 2019 - A KLAS 2019 Interoperability report lauded Epic and Cerner for their ability to present unstructured data such as labs and physician notes in a usable format through the EHR interface. KLAS researchers analyzed data from thousands of healthcare organizations and interviews with top EHR vendors in the health IT field to gain insight into how EHR vendors deliver outside health data to...
A decade after the HITECH Act of 2009 first incentivized EHR adoption, many physicians remain dissatisfied with EHR design and are seeking improvements to EHR usability. Optimizing an EHR so that it offers intuitive, streamlined workflows is imperative for promoting clinical efficiency and...
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