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Sturdy Memorial Hospital Selects Cerner EHR Implementation

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Attleboro, Massachusetts recently signed a seven-year agreement to replace its existing health IT system with a Cerner EHR implementation. The 132-bed community hospital will implement Cerner’s...

eHealth Exchange Uses FHIR to Modernize Health IT Infrastructure

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eHealth Exchange is upgrading its health IT infrastructure to cut costs, expand its national reach, and support new capabilities including a national record locator service. The nationwide health information network will integrate its...

Allscripts Enabling EHR-Integrated Multifactor Authentication

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Allscripts will offer users EHR-integrated multifactor authentication to improve identity proofing when electronically prescribing controlled substances. The health IT company partnered with identity proofing services provider ID.me to...

Hospitals Frequently Use EHR Workarounds During Morning Rounds

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A recent study looking into the benefits of EHR use on inpatient care delivery found EHR workarounds are common at hospitals during critical points of care. Assis-Hassid et al. assessed EHR use at a major teaching hospital in New England...

Epic, Cerner Seamlessly Present Unstructured Data In EHR Interface

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A KLAS 2019 Interoperability report lauded Epic and Cerner for their ability to present unstructured data such as labs and physician notes in a usable format through the EHR interface. KLAS researchers analyzed data from thousands of...

Over 350 Practices Integrate EHR Patient Data Into HEALTHeLINK

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Participation in western New York’s health information exchange (HIE) continues to grow, with more than 350 physician practices now integrating EHR patient data into HEALTHeLINK. This finding and others came in HEALTHeLINK’s...

FDA Using De-Identified EHR Data to Improve Cancer Treatment

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In an effort to use EHR data to gain insights into cancer treatment trends and health outcomes across the country, FDA has expanded its research collaboration agreement with Flatiron Health and the Information Exchange and Data...

OH Medical Center Launches EMS Health Data Exchange Pilot Program

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Premier Health Atrium Medical Center is launching a new health data exchange program centered on enabling emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and first responders to enter and share patient health data through EHR technology while...

AZ Patients Gain Access to Health Records in Shutdown EHR System

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A Maricopa County Superior Court judge recently approved a plan to use $92,000 in assets from two closed Arizona hospitals to pay the fee needed to reactive a shutdown EHR system and enable patients to access their health records,...

NC Health Information Exchange Upgrades Infrastructure, Usability

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North Carolina’s health information exchange (HIE) is working to upgrade its infrastructure by partnering with InterSystems and analytics company SAS to improve health IT usability and efficiency for users. NC HealthConnex is...

Yale Establishing Health Informatics Division to Improve EHR Use

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A new health informatics division at the Yale School of Public Health (SPH) is slated to open in August to encourage students to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve EHR use, according to Yale News. Students in...

AZ Student Struggling to Access Health Records in Medhost EHR System

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Physicians treating Arizona college student Cailtin Secrist are unable to perform potentially life-saving surgery due to ongoing problems gaining access to her complete health information, which is locked in a repossessed Medhost EHR...

National Science Foundation Tackles Health IT Interoperability

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The National Science Foundation has released a request for information (RFI) soliciting input from industry stakeholders including academic and non-governmental organizations about new approaches to improve health IT interoperability. In...

KY Health System Launches Epic EHR Tool to Cut Patient Delays

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Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky recently launched an Epic EHR tool designed to help patients through the discharge process faster and decrease length of stay. The Discharge Readiness tool allows providers to identify common,...

VA Cerner EHR Implementation Will Launch Across Care Sites By 2028

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VA is expected to go live with its Cerner EHR implementation across all care sites by 2028, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Dalton delivered this news and other updates about Cerner’s ongoing work...

OH Hospital Points to EHR Implementation for $22.6M in Losses

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Ohio-based Fairfield Medical Center experienced $22.6 million in operating losses due to the expenses associated with a Cerner EHR implementation in 2018, according to Columbus Business First. Fairfield Medical Center CFO Sky Gettys...

Nanaimo Hospital Physicians Remain Dissatisfied With Cerner EHR

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Physicians at Nanaimo General Regional Hospital are still manually ordering medication through paper-based processes nearly three years after going live with a Cerner EHR implementation, according to the Time Colonist. Physician David...

Apple Health Records Now Available to CPSI EHR System Users

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CPSI is the latest organization to join the Apple Health Records beta project in an effort to improve patient data access for patients at healthcare organizations using its EHR technology. By allowing users of its Evident EHR system to...

Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

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Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

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