Electronic Health Records

EHR, Interoperability, EHR Optimization and EHR Vendor

Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Applications Now Available

by

Hardship exception applications for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in meaningful use are now available, CMS announced today. Eligible hospitals can submit hardship exception applications to avoid 2019...

HITAC Approves 9 Healthcare Interoperability Recommendations

by

Nine recommendations from the US Core Data for Interoperability Task Force (TF) were approved by the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) earlier this week, updating healthcare interoperability elements that vendors must follow....

Cerner EHR Partly Blamed for Hospital Billing Issues, Bankruptcy

by

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s former management company — Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) — has pointed to problems with the hospital’s Cerner EHR as responsible for ongoing cash flow and payroll issues. HCCA,...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

by

Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of standalone...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

by

Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research published...

Health IT Safety Collaborative Can Aid EHR Use, Patient Safety

by

Gathering input from all types of healthcare stakeholders is critical to addressing potential issues with EHR use, which will in turn help to improve patient care and reduce provider burden, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. Alert fatigue,...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

by

UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding...

Two-thirds of US Hospitals Achieved Upper HIMSS EMRAM Adoption

by

By the end of 2017, 66.7 percent of US hospitals reached either Stage 5 or Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), according to HIMSS Analytics data. HIMSS EMRAM adoption shows how organizations are moving...

Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

by

The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders are...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

by

VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s...

NC Healthcare Alliance Joins NRHI for Care Quality Improvement

by

North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA) recently joined the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) as part of an effort to enable affordable care quality improvement for North Carolina residents through stakeholder collaboration....

30% of Practices Look toward EHR Replacement Options by 2021

by

Having cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance is one of the top reasons healthcare practices may be considering an EHR replacement option, a recent Black Book survey found. Thirty percent...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

by

Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since starting...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

by

Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to implement...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

by

EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The sixth annual...

ECRI Launches Health IT Use, Innovation Safety Initiative

by

The ECRI Institute recently launched the Insight Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Companies program aimed at promoting safety in health IT use, innovation, and implementation. The program is a joint effort between the ECRI...

50% of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use

by

Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have access to patient data if a recent Surescripts survey is any indication. Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or extremely satisfied...

DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System

by

Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system, according to Pensacola News Journal. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor family physician...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

by

Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from physicians...

X

EHRIntelligence

Sign up to continue reading and gain Free Access to all our resources.

Sign up for our free newsletter and join 60,000 of
your peers to stay up to date with tips and advice on:

EHR Optimization
EHR Interoperability
EHR Replacement

White Papers, Webcasts, Featured Articles and Exclusive Interviews

Our privacy policy

no, thanks

Continue to site...