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How Clinician Engagement Can Make or Break an EHR Implementation

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A poorly-executed EHR implementation project can cause myriad problems for healthcare organizations ranging from financial trouble to internal conflicts between hospital management and staff. In the months after an EHR system go-live, hospitals...

Google, AMA Launch Health IT Innovation, Interoperability Contest

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has partnered with Google to launch the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge intended to encourage the development of mobile health IT, including wearable devices and applications. Health...

Rural Illinois ACO to Implement Cerner Population Health Platform

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Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) recently selected Cerner HealtheIntent to serve as its population health management platform in an effort to improve care quality for Medicare patients statewide. The accountable care organization...

Specialty EHR Products Tied to Highest Physician Satisfaction

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Specialty EHR product categories were given the highest physician practice satisfaction scores, according to a recent Black Book survey. Researchers interviewed 18,950 physician practices in client experience and satisfaction and gathered customer...

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Health IT Solutions

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Behavioral health IT company Netsmart recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s home care and hospice health IT solutions in an effort to strengthen its presence in the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC)...

California Teaching Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

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California-based Kern Medical recently announced it will begin a Cerner EHR implementation to improve care coordination for all providers and hospital staff at the 222-bed acute care teaching hospital. Along with Cerner Millenium, Kern Medical...

Allina Health Recovers From System-Wide Stint of EHR Downtime

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Minnesota’s Allina Health has successfully recovered from a period of EHR downtime that compromised its Epic EHR system on April 4, according to a report from CBS Minnesota. The health system’s computer network went down on Wednesday...

EHR-Integrated Tools Help Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Care

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A quality improvement program combining EHR-integrated tools and patient engagement strategies can significantly improve quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to new research published in the American Journal of...

New ONC Guide Supports MyHealthEData, EHR Patient Data Access

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ONC recently released a new online resource titled “ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records” intended to assist patients and caregivers in more easily accessing EHR patient data per provisions of the 21st Century Cures...

EHR Use Ineffective in Improving Heart Failure Health Outcomes

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Despite early promises that EHR use could assist in reducing hospital readmissions and boosting care quality, new research from the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) found EHR use has been largely ineffective in improving health...

Department of State Issues RFI for New EHR Implementation

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The US Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Medical Services (MED) recently issued a request for information (RFI) to identify potential health IT companies capable of meeting the department’s needs for a new EHR implementation. MED is responsible...

NQF Advises CMS Align Quality Measures, Cut Administrative Burden

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The National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) recently provided recommendations to CMS on ways to align clinical quality measures and reduce administrative burden associated with federal reporting for...

Oregon Health System to Go Live With $79.5M Epic Implementation

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After two years of development and preparation, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System will go live with a $79.5 million Epic implementation on April 7, according to KTVZ.com. St. Charles patients will benefit from a new Epic MyChart patient...

GE Healthcare to Sell Ambulatory EHR, Financial Systems for $1.05B

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Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital today announced it will acquire GE Healthcare’s Value-Based Care Division — which includes the Centricity EMR and Centricity Business — for $1.05 billion in cash. Through the deal,...

Reducing EHR Notifications Enables More Efficient EHR Use

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Reducing low-value EHR notifications cut EHR use for primary care providers at VA healthcare facilities by 1.5 hours per week, according to a recent study. Researchers affiliated with TNT Health Enterprises, VA Sunshine Network, VA Heartland...

Apple EHR Patient Data Viewer Now In Use at 39 Health Systems

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Apple recently announced 39 health systems have signed on to enable patient access to health data through the technology company’s Health Record EHR patient data viewer, according to a recent Apple newsroom blog post. Johns Hopkins Medicine,...

EHR Usability Problems Likely Contribute to Patient Harm

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EHR usability may contribute to possible incidents of patient harm, according to a new JAMA study. Keene et al. analyzed free-text patient safety reports from 2013 to 2016 retrieved from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority database. The...

TX Hospital Blames Cerner EHR Implementation for Financial Woes

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Officials at a Texas health system are partially blaming a troublesome Cerner EHR implementation for continued financial losses and a bond downgrade. Odessa American reported Ector County Hospital District (ECHD) recently had its bonds downgraded...

Trump Administration Ousts VA Secretary David Shulkin

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President Trump has fired VA Secretary David Shulkin following accusations from the federal agency’s Inspector General that Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Shulkin had also been under fire after reports...

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