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Novant Health, Wake Forest Enter Epic MyChart Collaboration

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Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina recently merged Epic MyChart accounts to ensure patients visiting either organization have access to their complete EHRs.  The collaboration called Happy Together went live on...

Specialty Practices Anxious Over 2018 Quality Payment Program

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Reducing regulatory burden was one of the primary aims of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, but current requirements still negatively impact patient care and clinical workflows. Despite administrative burden associated with Quality...

Allscripts Recovering From EHR Downtime After Ransomware Attack

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Allscripts is still working to fully recover from a period of EHR downtime brought on by a ransomware attack targeting its cloud-based EHR and electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) systems less than a week ago. The ransomware...

VA Proposed Rule to Improve Health Data Exchange Consent

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A new VA proposed rule looks to streamline health data exchange of veteran EHRs by allowing health information exchanges (HIEs) to more easily obtain patient consent. The legislation would allow VA to amend current consent regulations so that...

eClinicalWorks Now Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Unwanted Ads

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Goodson & Company in Ohio has filed a complaint against eClinicalWorks for allegedly faxing unsolicited advertisement materials about its EHR system product offerings to the law firm. As part of the class action lawsuit, the Cincinnati-based...

DoD MHS Genesis EHR Implementation Proceeding on Schedule

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is still on schedule with its MHS Genesis EHR system rollout, officials told FCW. The $4.3-billion Cerner EHR system has received a significant amount of complaints from users related to problems with clinician...

VA Stalls Cerner EHR Contract for Interoperability Assessment

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VA has put Cerner EHR contract negotiations on hold to conduct an independent interoperability assessment, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin at a Senate committee hearing earlier this week.  The federal agency announced...

EHR Data Useful for Measuring Low-Value Clinical Service Overuse

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EHR data can be useful for accurately measuring overused clinical services and low-value testing, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). A research team led by Thomas Isaac, MD, extracted performance...

CMS to Prioritize Health IT Innovation, Regulatory Relief

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This year CMS will prioritize health IT innovation and regulatory relief for clinical documentation, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Verma discussed the federal agency’s 2018 goals with AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack during...

VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation

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VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized, Federal News Radio reported. The federal agency will collaborate...

Small, Rural, Specialty Ambulatory Practices Lacking in EHR Use

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Small, rural, and specialty ambulatory care practices are less likely to engage in advanced EHR use, according to new research published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). The study by Rumball-Smith et al. measured differences in...

Scribes Reduce EHR Use, Restore Joy of Practice for Physicians

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A recent study by Sattler et al. found integrating scribes into primary care clinics can reduce administrative burden associated with EHR use, improve levels of physician satisfaction, and allow for higher quality care. Beginning in 2015, researchers...

Indiana Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Tied to Medicaid Meaningful Use

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently filed a request to dismiss a lawsuit brought against 62 Indiana hospitals for allegedly falsifying records and participating in a kickback scheme involving the release of patient EHRs to meet meaningful...

Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

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The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system launch....

EHR Use, Administrative Burden Accelerating Physician Burnout

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In response to a new study about high levels of physician burnout among family physicians, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center family physician Donald O. Mack, MD, suggested the recent transition to a value-based care system and increased...

GaHIN Awards $500K in Grants to Improve Health Data Exchange

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The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) awarded a total of $500,000 in grants to its members in 2017 to help providers connect to the HIE and expand health data exchange statewide. Over the past three years, GaHIN’s Intermediary...

MGMA Urges CMS Release 2018 MIPS Eligibility Information

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The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recently submitted a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, requesting CMS release 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility information. The association also urged CMS to immediately...

Epic, DaVita Partner to Develop Chronic Kidney Disease EHR System

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Epic will partner with DaVita Physician Solutions to improve capabilities within DaVita’s chronic kidney disease (CKD) EHR system offering. Effective chronic disease management is especially critical for CKD patients given the importance...

athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic to Launch Virtual Assistants

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Health IT companies including eClinicalWorks, Epic, and athenahealth are developing EHR-integrated virtual assistants akin to Amazon’s Alexa to reduce provider burden and secure a competitive advantage in the crowded EHR marketplace. ...

Cerner Appoints Brent Shafer CEO, Chairman of the Board

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Cerner recently appointed Brent Shafer as its new CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors starting February 1. Brent Shafer previously served as Philips North America CEO. The health IT portfolio at Philips under Shafer’s watch included...

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