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7 New Hospitals, Clinics Join Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer

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The list of health systems, hospitals, and clinics supporting the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer continues to grow, with seven additional health systems signing on to the beta project this month. The tech giant updated its list of...

Regenstrief Initiative to Boost Health Data Exchange for Research

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The Regenstrief Institute is partnering with health IT developer MDClone, the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) to streamline health data...

EHR Use Helps to Reduce Hospital Readmissions, Length of Stays

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The ongoing debate over whether EHR use improves or impedes patient care has persisted for nearly ten years. While the technology is unpopular among many of its users, a recent study by Wani et al. offers evidence to suggest the...

Orlando Health Will Go Live With Epic EHR Implementation

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Orlando Health in Florida will go live with a new Epic EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve patient health outcomes and streamline health data exchange and access for patients and providers. All hospitals, physician...

Michigan State Police Request Access to State PDMP Data

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Michigan State Police are requesting that lawmakers grant them increased access to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to leverage health data about controlled substance use to combat the opioid crisis, according...

Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

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Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) recently made the decision to launch a Cerner EHR implementation project as part of an effort to modernize its health IT infrastructure and improve the quality of care delivery. The Washington-based hospital will...

70% of Hospitals Participated in Nationwide HIE Networks in 2017

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About 70 percent of acute care hospitals participated in at least one health information exchange (HIE) network with nationwide scope in 2017, according to a new ONC data brief evaluating methods used to enable interoperability among...

VA Considers Swapping Epic Scheduling System With Cerner Software

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VA is leaning toward scrapping its 2015 scheduling system contract with Epic in favor of Cerner’s scheduling software, according to Subcommittee on Technology Modernization chairman Jim Banks (R-IN.) In a letter to VA Acting Deputy...

Allscripts, athenahealth Acquisitions Head Top 10 Stories of 2018

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The EHR market has undergone several shake-ups in the past year, indicating big changes to come as larger EHR vendors cement their presence in the inpatient market and begin branching out into niche areas such as long-term post-acute care...

Berkshire Health System Chooses MEDITECH In EHR Selection Decision

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Berkshire Health System (BHS) in Massachusetts recently chose MEDITECH after an EHR selection process and will implement the solution across its 225 physician practices. The health system signed an EHR contract to implement...

Health IT Now Presses ONC On Information Blocking Regulations

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Health IT Now (HITN) is pushing ONC to release information blocking regulations after the federal agency missed its September deadline. In a public statement, HITN responded to ONC’s House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee...

Improving Patient Safety Through Healthcare Interoperability

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With healthcare organization leaders facing federal pressure to increase health data exchange, many stakeholders are focused on developing the business case for healthcare interoperability. Achieving the level of connectivity described...

Minnesota Enables EHR Integration of PDMP Data for Safe Prescribing

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Healthcare providers and prescribers across Minnesota now have the opportunity to leverage EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to make safer prescribing decisions. The state PDMP recently went live with Appriss...

EHR Alerts Reduce Overuse of Cardiac Monitoring, Cut Costs

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EHR alerts can be helpful for reducing unnecessary use of cardiac monitoring — or telemetry — and cutting excess hospital spending, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers at the Division of...

EHR Data Helps Predict Survival for Patients With Circulatory Issue

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A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic used EHR-integrated risk calculators to predict survival rates for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using EHR data. The study demonstrating the effectiveness of EHR-integrated risk...

Which Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act Has ONC Implemented?

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Healthcare stakeholders have voiced concern over ONC’s slow pace in implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) passed in 2016. However, ONC has laid the groundwork to release information blocking regulations,...

BlueCross BlueShield Will Contribute Claims Data to HEALTHeLINK

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BlueCross BlueShield in Western New York recently announced plans to contribute claims data to New York-based health information exchange (HIE) HEALTHeLINK to improve health outcomes and care coordination for BlueCross BlueShield...

Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

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Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between...

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access

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VA is rolling out standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) designed to enable health IT developers to build tools that improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health data exchange for veterans and their...

Missouri Hospital Launches Web-Based MEDITECH EHR Implementation

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Missouri-based Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care foundation recently went live with a new MEDITECH EHR implementation. The web-based ambulatory EHR system went live across the hospital on December 1. Citizens...

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