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Epic EHR Fuels Yale New Haven Hospital Care Coordination Center

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Yale New Haven Hospital is using Epic EHR to provide detailed data about patient health, available beds, bed-cleaning time, transport time, hospital safety, and quality to streamline processes at its care coordination center, according to...

Interim CHIO Genevieve Morris Resigns from VA Cerner EHR Project

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Genevieve Morris has resigned her role as Interim Chief Health Information Officer for the Office of EHR Modernization (OEHRM) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In a resignation letter delivered to both HHS Secretary Alex Azar...

ONC Issues Request for Information for EHR Reporting Program

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ONC recently issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public comment about the EHR Reporting Program to inform the development and implementation of reporting criteria. The EHR Reporting Program mandates that EHR developers must...

Cerner, Duke Research Develop EHR-Integrated Cardiac Risk App

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Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute collaborated to develop an EHR-integrated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app intended to boost communication between patients and providers to improve health...

RAND Identifies 10 Potential Patient EHR Matching Solutions

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In a new report sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts, RAND identified ten potential patient EHR matching solutions and proposed a three-stage approach to help resolve the healthcare industry’s decades-old problem with patient matching...

InterSystems, Texas HIE Partner to Boost Health Data Exchange

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InterSystems recently partnered with Greater Houston Healthconnect to boost health data exchange, care coordination, and interoperability for providers across 24 counties in Southeast Texas. Greater Houston Healthconnect functions as the...

West Virginia Hospital To Go Live with Cloud-based MEDITECH EHR

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West Virginia-based Montgomery General Hospital will go live with a cloud-based MEDITECH EHR via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model. MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR offering enables users to utilize a range of health IT tools...

3 Ways EHR Alerts Can Help to Improve Patient Health Outcomes

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During EHR implementation and optimization projects, hospitals and health systems have the option of integrating a variety of different types of EHR alerts into clinical workflows and clinical decision support functionality. While alerts...

Patient, Physician Satisfaction with EHR Systems Remains Low

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Patient and provider satisfaction with EHR systems remains lacking despite improvements in health data availability, access, and exchange. This finding comes from a recent JAMIA study by Meyerhoefer et al. at Lehigh University. The team...

CORHIO Uses Wolters Kluwer Health IT to Improve Interoperability

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The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently deployed two Wolters Kluwer health IT solutions as part of an effort to promote interoperability, improve health data standardization, and offer network participants...

Mayo Clinic, NDSC Launch EHR-Integrated Blood Management Tool

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Mayo Clinic has partnered with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to launch an EHR-integrated blood management solution that pairs Mayo Clinic’s clinical expertise with NDSC’s EHR-enabled clinical decision support product...

How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing

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Identifying ways to curb the nationwide opioid epidemic is a top priority among state health departments and federal entities including CMS and ONC. An opioid roadmap released by CMS earlier this summer listed several strategies for...

Cerner to Directly Oversee MCHS EHR Implementation, IT Department

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Texas-based Medical Center Health System (MCHS) will move forward with an agreement to allow Cerner to take over its IT department and oversee its EHR implementation, according to Odessa American. The Ector County Hospital District board...

How Most Office-Based Physicians Utilize Health Data Exchange

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Advancing health data exchange is a top priority among stakeholders in the private and public sector. Health IT companies including MEDITECH and Epic have made efforts to expand interoperability and promote health data exchange among...

Red Tape Relief Project to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

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The Committee on Ways & Means reiterated the importance of stakeholder collaboration to further the aims of the Medicare Red Tape Relief project designed to reduce administrative burden associated with federal regulations. This...

HHS Grants Health Centers $125M for Quality Improvement, EHR Use

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HHS recently granted health centers in all 50 states and territories $125 million in health center quality improvement awards, including EHR Reporters Awards offered for health centers that employed EHRs to report on all clinical...

Geisinger, Merck Partner to Launch EHR-Integrated FHIR Apps

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Geisinger Health System and Merck have partnered to launch two new EHR-integrated, web-based health IT tools that leverage FHIR to utilize health data from a variety of EHR systems from different vendors. The two applications were...

Amazon, Google, Microsoft Commit to Improving Interoperability

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A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and...

EHR System, Physician Burnout Contributed to Problems at ME Hospital

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Executives at Central Maine Healthcare have been struggling to reduce high rates of physician burnout with 80 of the health system’s 300 employees leaving in the past fiscal year partly because of dissatisfaction with its EHR...

Meaningful Use Investigation Centers on Community Health Systems

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Community Health Systems (CHS) is currently in the midst of a civil investigation into its ability to fulfill requirements of the meaningful use program, according to details contained within the health system’s Form 10-Q filing with...

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