Electronic Health Records

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Epic EHR Contributed to Major Operating Losses for Dana-Farber

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently claimed problems with its Epic EHR contributed to significant losses and decreased revenue in its third fiscal quarter. The hospital reported operating losses of $44.2 million in its third quarter ending...

Why Are Physicians Hesitant to Invest in Value-Based Care?

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Federal quality reporting programs aim to improve the patient experience and health of populations and reduce the cost of care, goals their participants are clearly in favor. However, the latter take umbrage with the expense required of physicians,...

Health IT Developers Collaborate for Health Data Exchange

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Through its innovation hub, the American Medical Association (AMA) is assisting health IT innovators in developing a new health data exchange system to improve interoperability and help providers meet the needs of the value-based care system....

WI Health System Suing Cerner for $16M for Faulty Software

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A Wisconsin health system is suing Cerner Corporation for breach of warranty and fraud over issues stemming from its billing software that allegedly led to more than $16 million in losses. Agnesian Healthcare Inc. filed the complaint on September...

MI Health Systems Implement Epic Healthy Planet Constellation

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Affirmant Health Partners signed a deal with Epic to implement its population health management and accountable care platform — Healthy Planet Constellation — designed for clinically integrated networks. The coalition of health systems...

Using Information Governance to Protect, Recover Patient EHR Data

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Leadership from a large healthcare system is stressing the importance information governance (IG) in preventing unavailable, incomplete, or inaccurate patient EHRs. In a post on Journal of AHIMA, Director of Catholic Health Initiatives EHR Compliance...

Widespread Health IT Standards Use to End Information Blocking

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Lately the discourse among healthcare leadership surrounding interoperability has morphed into a debate about information blocking — is it a real barrier to health data exchange or simply a red herring unfairly directing blame at EHR companies?...

Provider Burden the Focus of ONC Health IT Certification Update

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ONC aims to reduce the burden of the health IT certification program by allowing self-declaration for certain certification criteria and exercising discretion in randomized surveillance requirements, officials from the federal agency announced...

Ensuring Your EHR System Meets MACRA Requirements in 2017

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With the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under MACRA now in its first year, both healthcare providers and federal agencies such as CMS hope participating hospitals and physician practices are better prepared to meet requirements and avoid payment...

HIPAA, HITECH Still Limiting Health Data Exchange Innovation

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The author of a new editorial on the Health Affairs Blog asserted that federal regulations HIPAA and HITECH— not EHR companies — are responsible for limiting interoperability improvements and obstructing health data exchange. The...

Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

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Mayo Clinic recently partnered with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) tool comprising recommendations for lab test ordering. The tool will be available to healthcare providers through their...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

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A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors,...

EHR Companies Deny Data Blocking, Defend Interoperability Fees

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The EHR Association (EHRA) Executive Committee has fired back at accusations that EHR companies are partially to blame for interoperability problems, claiming health data exchange is progressing quickly. The association published a response to...

$178M Cerner EHR System Under Review After Persistent Problems

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British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix is launching an independent review of Island Health’s Cerner EHR system, marking the system’s second review in a little over a year. The $178 million Cerner EHR system — called IHealth...

How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

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Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider...

Mayo Clinic Offers Symptoms Assessment Tool in Epic EHR

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Mayo Clinic is now offering its secure, web-based symptom assessment tool Ask Mayo Clinic through Epic MyChart to assist patients in managing their own care. The tool is available 24/7 through any computer or mobile device with internet access....

Effective HIE Use, Federal Incentives May Save Medicare Billions

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A new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame found health information exchanges (HIEs) could save Medicare billions, reducing healthcare spending by more than $3 billion a year. The study by Idris Adjerid, Julia Adler-Milstein,...

Surescripts, Allscripts Collaborate to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

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Surescripts and Allscripts have partnered to provide free access to patient-specific medication history data for pharmacists in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for a limited time. The health information network and...

Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction, EHR Clinical Documentation

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The authors of a new study published in the September issue of Annals of Family linked medical scribes with improving all aspects of physician satisfaction, including satisfaction with patient encounters and clinical documentation accuracy. Gidwani...

House Subcommittee Okays Bill to Reduce Provider EHR Use Burden

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The House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday approved legislation to remove a requirement from the HITECH Act that increases the stringency of meaningful use standards for EHR use overtime. The bill is designed specifically “to...

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