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Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

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The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders are...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

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VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s...

NC Healthcare Alliance Joins NRHI for Care Quality Improvement

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North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA) recently joined the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) as part of an effort to enable affordable care quality improvement for North Carolina residents through stakeholder collaboration....

30% of Practices Look toward EHR Replacement Options by 2021

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Having cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance is one of the top reasons healthcare practices may be considering an EHR replacement option, a recent Black Book survey found. Thirty percent...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

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Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since starting...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

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Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to implement...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

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EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The sixth annual...

ECRI Launches Health IT Use, Innovation Safety Initiative

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The ECRI Institute recently launched the Insight Culture of Safety Assessment for Health IT Companies program aimed at promoting safety in health IT use, innovation, and implementation. The program is a joint effort between the ECRI...

50% of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use

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Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have access to patient data if a recent Surescripts survey is any indication. Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or extremely satisfied...

DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System

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Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system, according to Pensacola News Journal. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor family physician...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

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Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from physicians...

Allscripts, CarePort Health Joining for Improved Care Coordination

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Allscripts company CarePort Health will now be managing the Allscripts Care Management solution and services portfolio in an effort to have stronger care coordination offerings to providers, payers and ACOs, according to a CarePort...

Mayo Clinic to Cut Medical Scribe Staff Ahead of Epic EHR Go-Live

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In anticipation of its Epic EHR launch, Mayo Clinic has offered about 400 medical transcriptionists the option to either take voluntary separation packages or look for other jobs as the health system no longer requires their services. Mayo Clinic’s...

Netsmart Launches Cloud-Based EHR System myUnity for Home Health

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Netsmart recently announced the launch of a new cloud-based EHR system offering, myUnity, designed specifically for home health and senior living care providers. The behavioral health EHR vendor launched the platform as part of an effort to support...

Waverly Health Center Switches to eClinicalWorks EHR from Paragon

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Iowa-based Waverly Health Center is switching from the Paragon Inpatient EHR system to eClinicalWorks’ Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management platform. The eClinicalWorks EHR is expected to reduce overall implementation costs...

VA, DoD EHR Modernization to Drive Federal Health IT Growth

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Over the next five years, growth in federal health IT will primarily be driven by investments at VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) for EHR modernization efforts, according to the Federal Market Analysis team at GovWin from Deltek.  ...

Coast Guard to Join DoD MHS GENESIS Contract, Implement Cerner EHR

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The Coast Guard recently announced it will adopt the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system by joining the federal agency’s existing $4.3 billion contract with Leidos and Cerner EHR. This announcement follows...

Duplicate Patient EHRs Cost Hospitals $1,950 Per Inpatient Stay

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Duplicate patient EHRs cost hospitals an average of $1,950 per patient per inpatient stay, according to a 2018 Black Book survey about the use and value of enterprise master patient index (EMPI) solutions. Black Book researchers surveyed 1,392...

Surescripts Network Expands EHR Interoperability at Point of Care

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Improving EHR interoperability by allowing providers to more easily access and exchange patient records remains a top priority at the health information network. Surescripts enabled four million clinical records exchanges over the last three...

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