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VA Awards $11.4M to Liberty IT Solutions to Enhance VistA EHR

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VA recently awarded Liberty IT Solutions a three-year, $11.4 million task order for the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) Enhancements Phase 2 (EP2), which will help to enhance care coordination and patient health data access for...

Mayo Clinic Completes $1.5B Epic EHR Implementation Project

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After years of preparation and work, Mayo Clinic has completed a $1.5 billion system-wide Epic EHR implementation project across all care sites. The health system announced the implementation project’s completion over the weekend...

How Surescripts Lays the Foundation for a Value-Based Care System

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Stakeholders in the public and private sector have their sights set on delivering high-quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs through the establishment of a value-based care system. The...

CMS Correcting Errors in 2017 MIPS Final Score Calculations

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CMS has extended its targeted review process to October 15 to allow eligible clinicians, groups, and those participating in certain alternative payment models (APMs) to closely look over their 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System...

Hospitals Fail to Meet EHR, Paper Health Records Request Regulations

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Regulators should enforce stricter policies related to patient access to health information, according to a recent JAMA study that found many hospitals are not fulfilling federal or state regulations related to patient EHR and paper health...

New eClinicalWorks, Allscripts EHR Tools Boost Health Data Access

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eClinicalWorks and Allscripts each released new EHR tools designed to improve health data access for providers for better-informed clinical decision-making at the point of care. A new health IT solution from eClinicalWorks called Prizma...

32% of EHR Vendors Use FHIR to Meet 2015 Edition CEHRT Requirements

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Nearly a third of EHR vendors are using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, according to ONC officials. FHIR is an internet-based standard developed and...

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Use Mandatory for CA Docs

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California physicians and prescribers must query the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) before prescribing opioids or other controlled substances, according to newly-passed state legislation. The new law is part of...

Cerner Selects Team of Businesses to Aid VA EHR Implementation

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Cerner recently established a team of health IT companies and innovators including Leidos, MicroHealth, Accenture, and 21 other business to contribute to the $10 billion, multi-year VA EHR implementation project. Each health IT company...

AMA Expanding EHR Training, Medical Education Consortium

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The Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium launched by AMA in 2013 to promote EHR training, physician leadership, and other skills is so far yielding positive results, the association stated October 2. AMA and its 32 medical...

Two Parallel Health Information Exchanges Under Development in CT

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There are currently two state-run efforts to build health information exchanges (HIEs) underway in Connecticut, according to CT Mirror. The state’s Health IT Advisory Council has been working to launch a statewide HIE since 2007....

Patient Matching Strategy Should Leverage Smartphones, Biometrics

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Stakeholders should entrust a single organization to oversee a nationwide patient matching strategy that involves using smartphones and biometrics to accurately pair patients with their EHRs, according to a new report from Pew Charitable...

61% of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency

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EHR systems continue to fall short of provider expectations and detract from the joys of practicing medicine, according to a recent national survey by The Doctors Company.  More than 3,400 physicians from 49 states and the District...

Two New York HIEs Partner to Expand Health Data Exchange Services

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Two New York-based health information exchanges (HIEs) recently entered into a strategic partnership to boost HIE use among area providers and optimize the cost and efficiency of patient care delivery through health data...

4 UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals Use Epic EHR to Achieve HIMSS Stage 6

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Four hospitals part of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Pinnacle health system recently achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) using Epic EHR. UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle, Lancaster,...

Specialized EHR Systems Help Docs Collect, Share Valuable Insight

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Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts...

OEHRM Clinical Councils to Create National VA EHR Clinical Workflows

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The Office of Electronic Record Modernization (OEHRM) is taking steps to optimize clinical efficiency, health IT standardization, and deployment processes as the agency prepares to move forward with its $10 billion Cerner EHR...

Cerner EHR Implementation Will Go Live at Rural MO Health System

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Missouri-based Pershing Health system will go live with a new integrated Cerner EHR implementation and revenue cycle management solution across its hospitals and clinics. The health system will leverage the Cerner CommunityWorks...

Health Information Exchanges in FL, CT Combatting Opioid Overuse

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Providers across Florida and Connecticut are working to curb opioid overuse and opioid-related deaths by integrating prescription drug data into health information exchanges (HIEs) and encouraging providers to closely monitor patient...

EHR Tools Collecting Social Determinants of Health Data Need Work

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Integrating social determinants of health (SDH) data into EHR systems may help providers address the economic and social risks that negatively affect patient health. However, a recent Annals of Family Medicine study by Gold et al....

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