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KHIN Expands Health Information Exchange with New Participant

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The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) recently furthered its reach after adding Saint Luke’s Health System to its list of participants, according to KTTN. Saint Luke’s is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that...

Pediatric EHR Vendor Initiative to Support Independent Practices

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A pediatric EHR vendor recently launched a new initiative intended to financially assist independent pediatric practices that care for a high-volume of patients in underserved communities. The Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)...

2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Pushes 2015 Edition CEHRT

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Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will be required to use 2015 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT) beginning in the 2019 performance period, according to the 2019 Quality Payment...

99% of Healthcare Organizations Fully Access EHR System Remotely

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Ninety-nine percent of surveyed clinicians can fully access their EHR systems remotely, according to CHIME’s Most Wired National Trends 2018 report. CHIME surveyed 618 healthcare organizations to gain insight into each...

athenahealth Discussing Deal With Veritas Capital, Elliott

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Private equity firm Veritas Capital has teamed up with hedge fund Elliott Management to submit a bid for athenahealth, according to Bloomberg. Veritas Capital and Elliott Management are currently engaged in advanced talks with the health...

Two MO Health Systems Collaborate for Cerner EHR Implementation

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Missouri-based Lake Regional Health System and the University of Missouri (MU) Health Care recently teamed up to extend MU Health Care’s Cerner EHR platform to Lake Regional patients and providers. Patients at MU Health Care and...

How IT Support Streamlines EHR Optimization, Boosts EHR Usability

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Most healthcare organizations can expect some slowdowns in clinical efficiency as providers and administrators acclimate to the changes that accompany new EHR system implementations or EHR optimization efforts. While these upgrades help...

DoD Leveraging MHS GENESIS EHR System to Reduce Duplicate Testing

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Four Department of Defense (DoD) care sites are achieving some improvements in clinical efficiency since going live with the MHS GENESIS EHR system, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Patients visiting the...

7 Health Information Exchanges Connect to Military Health System

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Providers at the Military Health System (MHS) will now have access to patient EHRs from seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country to enable well-informed care delivery. The Kansas Health Information...

EHR Interoperability Improving Among Acute Care Hospitals

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Acute care hospitals are steadily improving their EHR interoperability capabilities for more advanced health data exchange, according to ONC leaders in a recent Health IT Buzz blogpost. ONC analyzed 2017 data from AHA’s Information...

Epic App Orchard Lowers Participation Fee for Health IT Developers

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Participating in Epic App Orchard will now be more affordable for health IT developers, according to Epic App Orchard Director Brett Gann. Epic launched its marketplace for third-party apps in 2017. The app store allows vendors and health...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Steadily Gaining Traction

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Patients at Henry Ford Health System will now have the opportunity to access their own health information through iOS devices after the health system announced it will support the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer. The app serves as a...

Top Interoperability Questions to Consider During EHR Selection

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Improving interoperability is the central focus of several CMS federal incentive program policies, ONC initiatives, and new partnerships between EHR vendors and health data exchange services providers. Healthcare’s inability to...

EHR Tools May Help to Increase Behavioral Health Screening Rates

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EHR tools designed to address behavioral health needs may help to boost behavioral health screening rates in community health centers, according to new research from the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM). Jetelina...

Carequality, DirectTrust Continue Growing Health Data Exchange

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Carequality and DirectTrust have each achieved significant growth in recent months as health data exchange continues to grow steadily nationwide. Users of the Carequality Interoperability Framework exchanged more than 14 million clinical...

eClinicalWorks Launches New EHR-Integrated Opioid Risk Tool

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eClinicalWorks recently launched a new EHR-integrated Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) designed to assess a patient’s risk for opioid misuse and enable providers to address potential cases of substance use disorder in accordance with treatment...

Rochester RHIO Expanding Health Data Exchange with State Grant

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More than 60 healthcare providers throughout the greater Rochester area are contributing patient EHRs to Rochester RHIO after receiving grants from a New York grant program, according to the Monroe County Post. The grant from the Data...

HIMSS, AMIA Suggest Improvements to ONC EHR Reporting Program

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HIMSS and AMIA recently listed ways ONC can ensure the EHR Reporting Program supports interoperability improvements, health IT safety, patient health data access, and compliance with CMS value-based payment and quality improvement...

Using EHR Voice Recognition to Improve Clinical Documentation, Usability

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EHR tools with voice recognition capabilities can help to reduce data entry duties for healthcare providers and free up time for face-to-face interaction with patients. Hospitals and health systems are increasingly integrating voice...

VT Health Information Exchange Working to Reduce Duplicate EHRs

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After more than a year of financial and administrative problems, healthcare leaders running Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) have begun work to reduce duplicate patient EHRs within the HIE and optimize efficiency. Vermont...

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