Electronic Health Records
  • Enabling Targeted Health Data Exchange for Efficient Patient Care

    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...

  • Trump 2020 Budget Request Includes $1.6B for VA EHR Modernization

    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...

  • CMS Seeks to Improve Interoperability With Public Policy Changes

    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...

  • Epic, Cerner Seamlessly Present Unstructured Data In EHR Interface

    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...


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Cerner EHR Settles with NY Hospital Over Billing Problems

UPDATE: Cerner has issued a statement to EHRIntelligence.com regarding its settlement with Glen Falls Hospital.  Glen Falls Hospital has received a settlement from Cerner EHR over the $38 million in losses the New York Hospital saw...

AMIA: Interoperability Must Extend to Patient Generated Health Data

The push to promote interoperability must include considerations for exchanging patient generated health data (PGHD) through remote monitoring devices, wearables, and other technologies, according to a recent letter from AMIA. The...

IA Hospital Integrates Customized Clinical Workflows Into Cerner EHR

Des Moines-based Mercy Medical Center is integrating specialized clinical workflows with its Cerner EHR system to standardize and streamline care management for patients with diabetes. Mercy Medical Center signed a multi-year contract...

CMS Seeking to Promote EHR Adoption in Post-Acute Care

After spurring nearly universal EHR adoption in acute care facilities, CMS is now looking to promote similarly widespread EHR adoption in post-acute care (PAC) settings. The federal agency released a request for information (RFI) this...

Enabling Targeted Health Data Exchange for Efficient Patient Care

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...

Billing Problems Caused By Cerner EHR Costs NY Hospital $38M

New York-based Glen Falls Hospital lost $38 million in revenue in 2017 due to problems with its Cerner EHR system, which resulted in persistent billing errors. Glen Falls officials reduced operating costs and laid off employees throughout...

Partners HealthCare Launches Epic EHR-Integrated PDMP Connection

Boston-based Partners HealthCare recently became the first health system in Massachussetts to offer an EHR-integrated link to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP.) The health system fully integrated with the...

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