Electronic Health Records

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AHRQ, PCORI to Fund Learning Health System Research, Training

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The Agency of Research and Quality (AHRQ) is teaming up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to award grants of up to $8 million to nearly a dozen career development programs in an effort to promote a sustainable learning...

Epic Share Everywhere Enables Worldwide Interoperability

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Epic today announced a new innovation to improve worldwide interoperability with Share Everywhere — a solution allowing patients to authorize any provider with internet access to view their health record. As part of Share Everywhere, patients...

UMass Memorial to Invest $700M in Epic Implementation

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UMass Memorial Health plans to invest approximately $700 million in its Epic EHR implementation process over the next decade. The current EHR systems in place at UMass hospitals and healthcare facilities often lack interoperability, slowing health...

ONC Pushes Public Health Agencies to Improve HIE Integration

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An ONC resource on how public health agencies utilize health information exchange (HIE) integration contains best practices and insights using interviews from public health agencies in 16 jurisdictions. The findings detailed in the report focus...

Primary Care Doctors Spending 6 Hours Daily on EHR Data Entry

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A new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA) found primary care physicians spend almost six hours on EHR data entry during a typical 11.4 hour workday. Research by Arndt et al. published in the Annals...

UI Trustees Debate Value of $62M Epic EHR Replacement Deal

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University of Illinois (UI) is set to sign off on a $62-million EHR replacement contract to upgrade its best-of-breed, 20-year old EHR technology to a single Epic system. Implementing the Epic system at UI hospitals in Chicago should simplify...

EHR Use, CPOE System Use Common at Majority of US Hospitals

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A study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHSP) found 99 percent of surveyed hospitals participate in EHR use, while about 96 percent of hospitals use computerized prescriber order-entry (CPOE)...

Improving Provider Satisfaction in the Post-HITECH Era

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A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the impact of the HITECH Act on EHR adoption and advised policymakers on ways to improve provider satisfaction and health IT innovation in the post-HITECH era.   Co-authors...

Yale to Integrate State Prescription Drug Data into Epic EHR

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Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have partnered with the State of Connecticut and a technology vendor to integrate data from the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPRMS) into its Epic EHR in an effort...

EHR Use Prevalent Among Skilled Nursing Facilities in 2016

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A new ONC data brief exploring EHR adoption, use, and interoperability in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) found 64 percent of facilities used EHRs to manage patient health data in 2016. The data brief marks a first at ONC in measuring SNF EHR...

Key Takeaways of Clinical Decision Support System Feedback

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The Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition released a summary of submitted stakeholder feedback surrounding its voluntary guidelines for software developers designing CDS systems following a public comment period earlier this summer.  ...

Cerner Advisory Group to Assist with VA EHR Implementation

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Cerner recently created an Advisory Group to offer insights and recommendations to support Cerner’s work on the EHR modernization at VA. The group includes former government, military, and private sector leaders interested in optimizing...

Epic EHR Replacement Success at Lovelace Health System

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Lovelace Health System recently completed an Epic EHR replacement process at all hospitals and clinics in its network in an effort to offer patients a single, comprehensive health record for improved quality of care. Lovelace will use also use...

NQF Framework Aims to Improve Interoperability Measurement

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The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released a final report to assist in the measurement of healthcare interoperability meeting its definition under federal law. The common measurement framework is designed to identify existing measures...

Cerner Partners with HealthSouth for Improved Care Coordination

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Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthSouth Corporation to form the Post-Acute Innovation Center in Alabama in an effort to develop tools to improve care coordination and patient care management. HealthSouth Corporation is a post-acute...

A Unique Platform for Educating New Doctors on Efficient EHR Use

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Over the past few years, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine began to notice a problem. While EHR technology had become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry, medical school curricula had not evolved to...

Keys to Successful EHR Selection in a Value-Based Care System

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While most providers understand the goals of the value-based care system, many still approach EHR selection through a volume-based lens. According to a post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, health IT vendors...

HHS Called on to Eliminate Health Information Blocking

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A coalition of healthcare stakeholders convened by Health IT Now called HHS and its departments to eliminate information blocking so that providers can effectively aggregate patient EHRs and advance interoperability. The letter from organizations...

KeyHIE Innovates for Interoperability, Population Health Management

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Operational since 2005, Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges (HIEs) in the country. The Pennsylvania HIE began with only three participating hospitals but has since expanded...

ONC Updated Feedback Form Upholds Health IT Certification Integrity

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ONC is allowing providers to more easily submit feedback, concerns, and complaints regarding clinical quality measures and health IT products in an effort to uphold the integrity of ONC health IT certification. The newly updated ONC health IT...

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