Electronic Health Records

EHR, Interoperability, EHR Optimization and EHR Vendor

GE Healthcare EHR Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification

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GE Healthcare’s EHR and practice management solutions recently received 2015 edition ONC health IT certification to help eligible professionals (EPs) and clinicians successfully meet federal reporting requirements. GE Healthcare’s...

EHRA Recommends CMMI Align Regulations, CEHRT Requirements

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The EHR Association (EHRA) recently submitted a letter to CMS requesting the federal agency align technology requirements of new payment models with requirements related to certified EHR technology (CEHRT). The CEHRT requirements need to be better...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Alerts Increase HPV Vaccination

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Physicians using EHR systems with clinical decision support are more likely to lead to the ordering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines when alerts are included, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). Bae...

AHA Suggests CMMI Promote Health Data Exchange, Regulatory Relief

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently responded to a CMS request for information (RFI) to set a new direction for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) and stressed the need for improved health data exchange...

Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

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A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation...

Another Michigan Health Information Exchange Qualifies for MiHIN

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Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) recently became Michigan’s 13th health information exchange (HIE) qualified organization by joining the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). As a qualified organization,...

eClinicalWorks Sued for Nearly $1B Due to Faulty Patient EHRs

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eClinicalWorks has been sued for nearly $1 billion in monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty and gross negligence following claims an individual died of cancer due to faulty patient EHRs. Kristina Tot filed the class action lawsuit against...

Few Providers Satisfied with EHR System Success in QPP

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On average, only 38 percent of providers are satisfied with their EHR systems’ ability to meet the requirements of the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), according to the State of QPP Preparedness Industry Report. Conducted by Porter Research...

Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

CHIME Suspends 2-Year National Patient ID Challenge Initiative

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced it will suspend the National Patient ID Challenge Initiative after nearly two years of work. “Though we’ve made great progress and moved the industry...

How Meaningful Use Requirements Hurt the Small Specialty Practice

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Federal reporting requirements such as meaningful use have notoriously put a strain on healthcare organizations since the implementation of the HITECH Act of 2009, clouding the potential benefits of EHR technology with burdensome regulations...

AMA CEO Outlines Problems with EHR Use, Clinical Data

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Stakeholders should turn their focus to organizing and presenting EHR data in a meaningful way to allow for more efficient patient care delivery, according to American Medical Association (AMA) Executive Vice President & CEO James Madara,...

Trump Administration Nominates Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

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The Trump Administration recently announced it has selected former Eli Lilly American Division President and former Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Counsel Alex Azar to serve as the new HHS Secretary.  The nomination...

UC San Diego, Irvine Health to Share Single Epic EHR Platform

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University of California (UC) San Diego Health and University of California Irvine (UCI) Health recently formed a strategic partnership to share a single Epic EHR platform. The academic health systems will share the Epic platform in an effort...

Post-Acute Care EHR Adoption, Health Data Exchange Lags Behind

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Inpatient post-acute care organizations lag significantly behind other healthcare settings in EHR adoption and health data exchange, according to a recent Black Book survey of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers. Black Book surveyed...

Experts Advise How to Improve Health IT Use, Interoperability

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A recent article in the Journal of AHIMA (JAHIMA) examined the nation’s strategy for attaining true interoperability and high-quality care through discussions with health IT experts about the past, present, and future of health IT use....

Consumers Split on Role of EHR Use in Improving Patient Safety

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Fifty-one percent of surveyed western New Yorkers believe EHR use improves patient safety, according to a recent survey by HEALTHeLINK. In September of 2017, the regional health information exchange (HIE) gathered responses from about 1,000 healthcare...

California Health System Launches $20M Epic Implementation

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Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California, recently went live with its $20 million Epic EHR implementation. The Epic EHR system will serve as a central database for the health system’s hospital, clinical, and home health divisions....

Most Healthcare Execs Doubt EHR Use Can Support Population Health

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EHR systems do not yet have the necessary capabilities to support population health management and value-based care, according to a recent study published by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Health Research Institute (HRI).  The study by...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Likely to Top Out at $10B

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VA will likely dole out $10 billion for the Cerner implementation contract, according recently unsealed documents in the CliniComp case against the federal agency. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the Court of Federal Claims ruled CliniComp lacked...

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