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AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

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A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

2015 Edition CEHRT In Use By Over 90% of Eligible Hospitals

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Over 90 percent of eligible hospitals use 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) as of October 2018, according to the most recent data from ONC. This update comes as part of a set of data visualizations showing the percentage of...

Sequoia Project Launches Health IT Interoperability Cooperative

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The Sequoia Project recently announced the launch of a public-private health IT interoperability cooperative called Interoperability Matters. The cooperative will primarily work to advance real-world solutions to end information blocking...

Pew, KLAS Suggest EHR Reporting Program Promote Safety, EHR Training

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Pew Charitable Trusts and the Arch Collaborative — a KLAS-affiliated initiative comprising 5,000 providers — recently recommended the EHR Reporting Program include criteria centered on safety-related usability and EHR training,...

Most Providers Look to EHR Vendors to Address Opioid Management

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The vast majority of healthcare organizations expect their EHR vendors to assist in addressing the opioid crisis, according to a new KLAS report. KLAS interviewed 117 clinical and managerial executives from healthcare organizations of...

Two Non-Profit Health Systems Launching EHR Implementations

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Tennessee-based Maury Regional Health and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) in California are each launching new EHR implementations this fall. NVIH went live with eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR system across clinics throughout...

PDMP Use More Burden, Less Blessing Without EHR Integration

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Under pressure to stall the rising death toll associated with the opioid epidemic, CMS and state regulators have pushed the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way to ensure healthcare providers understand a...

EHR Interoperability Should Drive Health IT Purchasing Decisions

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Healthcare organizations should prioritize a system’s ability to facilitate EHR interoperability and seamless health data exchange when making health IT purchasing decisions, according to a new publication from the National Academy...

athenahealth Acquisition Final Bid Includes 5 Potential Buyers

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Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources...

Surescripts Sees 40% Increase in Health Data Exchange Users

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The user base of Surescripts Record Locator & Exchange service has grown by more than 40 percent since 2017, representing a surge in the number of healthcare providers engaging in health data exchange over the past year. This increase...

EHR System Transformation at Center of Penn Medicine Initiative

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Penn Medicine recently launched an initiative intended to transform EHR systems into more interactive, intuitive tools to ease provider burden, improve patient health outcomes, and boost clinical efficiency. “We recognize that EHRs...

Carequality Promoting Use of FHIR for Health Data Exchange

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Carequality is looking to add support for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to its trusted exchange framework as part of an effort to further streamline interoperability and standards use. The nationwide...

VA, DoD Commit to Enabling EHR Interoperability Between Agencies

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Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie recently signed a joint statement to confirm their commitment to enabling EHR interoperability and aligning plans, strategies, and structures as their respective Cerner EHR...

Cerner Launching EHR-Integrated Opioid Toolkit for Safe Prescribing

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Cerner is launching a new suite of EHR-integrated health IT tools in the coming weeks designed to promote safer prescribing practices among clinicians in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. At the 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC),...

Patients Overwhelmingly Support Unique Identifiers for EHR Matching

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The vast majority of patients support the use of unique identifiers to improve patient EHR matching, according to new original research by Pew Charitable Trusts. The organization teamed up with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research...

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...

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