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Apple Health Records Now Available to CPSI EHR System Users

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CPSI is the latest organization to join the Apple Health Records beta project in an effort to improve patient data access for patients at healthcare organizations using its EHR technology. By allowing users of its Evident EHR system to...

Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

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Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

EHR Use Satisfaction Higher at EMRAM Stage 7 Health Systems

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Physicians at healthcare organizations that have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) maturity model report higher levels of EHR use satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. In...

Cerner Advancing Capabilities to Improve EHR Interoperability

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Cerner is releasing several new capabilities for users of its health IT solutions through 2020 as part of an effort to improve EHR interoperability and health data exchange. The health IT company is presenting coming interoperability...

9 Ways to Improve Health IT Interoperability, Patient Data Access

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The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and the Bipartisan Policy Center recently issued a report outlining nine ways the public and private sector can work together to advance health IT interoperability and improve patient data...

Boosting Quality Outcomes with EHRs, Health IT Remains Top Priority

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Improving quality outcomes using EHR systems and other health IT is a top priority among healthcare executives, according to the 2019 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey. In addition to boosting quality outcomes, achieving high levels...

AHA Opposes Key Information Blocking Regulation in CMS Proposed Rule

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently expressed disapproval for a policy within the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule that requires hospitals to send admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications as...

Catholic Health System Invests $135M in Epic EHR Replacement

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Catholic Health System in Western New York is swapping their existing EHR system for Epic as part of a $135 million EHR replacement project, according to The Buffalo News. The multimillion-dollar project is the most expensive investment...

CMS Proposes Publicly Identifying Information Blocking Providers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is set to get tough on “bad actors” contributing to health information blocking. Following the announcement of the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, CMS...

ONC Proposed Rule Identifies Exceptions to Information Blocking

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)has ushered in the next phase of the 21st Century Cures Act with the impending release of a proposed rule on interoperability and information...

Open APIs, AI, Machine Learning, Interoperability in Focus at HIMSS19

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The HIMSS19 annual conference takes place February 11-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees will gain insights around the industry’s most pressing topics, from interoperability to just how AI can...

Enterprise EHR, RCM Necessitates Staff Changes at Trinity Health

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The switch to an enterprise-wide EHR and revenue cycle management platform is changing the approach at Trinity Health to billing and IT staffing. Last May, the 94-hospital health system spanning 22 states announced its decision to move to...

Greenway to Pay $57.25M for False EHR Certification Allegations

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Greenway Health LLC has agreed to pay $57.25 million to resolve complaints that its “Prime Suite” EHR product caused users to submit false information to the EHR Incentive Programs.  The federal government has also accused...

Lawmakers Want Cooperation from VA on EHR Modernization

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A group of bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter Feb. 4 to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie encouraging him and his leadership to work with Congress on implementing the department’s $10-billion EHR modernization, “one...

CommonWell Reveals New Program to Connect Providers, Vendors

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Prior to the start of HIMSS where the association first unveiled itself to the public, CommonWell Health Alliance announced a new program for connecting stakeholders to its health information network through its existing CommonWell...

AMGA Seeks End of MIPS Exclusions to Promote Value-Based Care

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AMGA is calling on Congress to implement MACRA and the Quality Payment Program it introduced fully, beginning with the elimination of exclusions from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that exempted more than half of eligible...

Google Patent to Build Predictive Timeline Using EHR Data, FHIR

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The United States Patent Office has published a patent application by Google with the goal of aggregating EHR data using the FHIR-based services to predict health events. The system and method described in the application comprise three...

HIT Consolidation, Integration Fueling Changes at eMDs, MEDITECH

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Before HIMSS19 has even begun, EHR companies are making moves to improve the reach and abilities of their platforms. First, Austin’s eMDs expanded its ambulatory footprint with its acquisition of Aprima Medical Software, which...

AHA Says ONC, CMS Need to ‘Rethink’ EHR Documentation Rules

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) wants ONC and CMS to “rethink” EHR documentation requirements and evaluate whether certain requirements should be eliminated rather than modified to make documentation more efficient...

NY HIE HealthlinkNY to Merge with HealtheConnections

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Successful partnerships in the past have led to the merger of HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, the two health information exchanges announced earlier this week. The resulting health improvement organization will span 26 counties,...

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