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Google Expands EHR Project Leveraging AI, Voice Recognition

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Google is looking to expand an early-stage EHR project part of the Google Brain healthcare group that will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition software to streamline clinical documentation and EHR use for providers, according...

ONC Funding Cut in FY2019 Draft Bill, NIH Funds Boosted

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The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) Funding Bill last week, which included a cut in ONC funding. ONC’s budget would be $42.7 million under the legislation,...

How an Alaska HIE is Improving its Patient EHR Matching Strategy

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healtheConnect Alaska — formerly the Alaska eHealth Network — is taking steps to overhaul and optimize its health information exchange (HIE) services with an emphasis on improved patient EHR matching. Problems with patient EHR matching...

Nurses Asked to Falsify Patient Health Records at Kansas Hospital

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Kansas-based Blue Valley Hospital nurses told CMS inspectors that they were asked to falsify patient health records to include medical complications that would justify keeping patients in the hospital longer to earn Medicare reimbursements, according...

How Google, Microsoft, Apple Are Impacting EHR Use in Healthcare

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Large technology companies are likely going to continue to affect EHR use in healthcare, especially as they file healthcare patents and develop innovative ways to improve patient care. Google, Apple, and Microsoft are just three of the increasingly...

EHR System, Health IT Solution Earn ONC Health IT Certification

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Two health IT solutions recently earned ONC 2015 edition health IT certification from ONC Authorized Certification Bodies (ACB) Gaming Laboratories International and Drummond Group. ChartLogic — a division of Medsphere — received...

AMA Adopts Policy to Expand EHR Use Training in Med Schools

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AMA recently adopted a new policy to promote EHR use training in medical schools as part of an effort to reduce administrative burden associated with clinical documentation and ensure future physicians are adequately prepared to enter a digitized...

3 Things to Remember During the EHR Implementation Process

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Whether a provider is looking to undergo its first EHR implementation process or is looking for replacement options, putting a new system into an organization takes careful consideration. Each healthcare organization is different and will have...

UCHealth Innovation Center to Advance Clinical Decision Support, AI

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A new innovation center at Aurora-based University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) will support health IT innovation to improve clinical decision support, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics, as well as advancements in virtual health...

Bill Promoting Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes House

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The House of Representatives recently passed 25 bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis, including one piece of legislation that establishes a demonstration program to test federal incentive payments for behavioral health EHR adoption. “Individually,...

Harnessing Effective EHR Use for Improved Patient Care

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Improving EHR use can help reduce physician burnout and strengthen the patient care process. When healthcare providers understand how to best leverage new technologies and are able to adopt and implement an integrated EHR system, both patients...

Sequoia Project Modernizes Patient EHR Matching Framework

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The Sequoia Project recently released an updated national patient EHR matching framework to streamline health data exchange across healthcare organizations. The framework is detailed in a revised white paper titled “A Framework for Cross-Organizational...

CMS Urges EHR Integration of PDMP Data to Reduce Provider Burden

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State Medicaid programs should improve EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to reduce provider burden and allow healthcare organizations to easily track patient information related to opioid use, stated CMS Acting...

CMS Opioid Roadmap Prioritizes Healthcare Interoperability

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A recently released CMS opioid roadmap provides strategies to reduce opioid overuse among Medicare beneficiaries through improved healthcare interoperability. The federal agency’s three-pronged approach focuses on opioid use disorder (OUD)...

Health IT Innovation Centered on the Physician-Patient Interface

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Several efforts to put physicians and patients at the center of health IT innovation are currently underway at AMA. Speaking at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, detailed the association’s approach to resolving challenges...

4 Key Areas to Watch in Healthcare Interoperability

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Technology is ever-evolving, and with that evolution comes an increasing amount of data. Healthcare interoperability is a way for organizations to utilize information and ensure that patients can receive proper care, even if they move from one...

How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

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More and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals. Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which formerly catered...

Most Clinical Trial Participants Support Health Data Sharing

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The vast majority of clinical trial participants approve of health data sharing among researchers as long as the appropriate safeguards are in place, according to new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Despite the high number...

HHS Takes First Step to Spur Health IT Innovation, Investment

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With many physicians and healthcare industry leaders raising complaints about the slow pace of health IT innovation, HHS is looking for new ways to drum up competition, funding, and ideas necessary for accelerated improvements. In a newly-released...

New York Expands ADT Notification Use Statewide Through SHIN-NY

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The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will expand the use of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications across the state through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) to improve care coordination and...

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