Electronic Health Records

EHR, Interoperability, EHR Optimization and EHR Vendor

MI HIE Introduces Alerts for Social Determinants of Health

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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has chosen Holon Solutions to assist in delivering alerts and referrals to providers involving data on social determinants of health.   The effort is part of a plan by the health information exchange to...

Epic Systems Expands CVS Health Partnership to Lower Drug Costs

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Epic and CVS Health recently announced an initiative to lower drug costs for patients and improve health outcomes by offering prescribers lower cost alternatives to expensive medications. CVS will utilize Epic’s population health management...

Developing Quality Measures to Succeed in Value-Based Care

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The ability for care quality measures to paint an accurate picture of the patient care experience depends on the availability of reliable data, yet the latter remains a persistent challenge for providers participating in value-based care models....

Epic Named Best EDIS Enterprise Vendor in Overall Satisfaction

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The September 2017 KLAS report for emergency department information system (EDIS) usability showed provider leadership at organizations using Epic EHR have significantly higher rates of overall satisfaction than those using other enterprise...

HIE Partnership Targets Health Data Exchange, Population Health

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) has entered into a formal partnership with the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) to improve patient care delivery, health data sharing, and population health management....

EHR Use-Related Malpractice Claims Increased Over Past Decade

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A new study found malpractice claims in which EHR use was listed as a contributing factor to patient injury have increased continuously over the past decade. The study by David B. Troxel, MD, and colleagues at physician-owned medical malpractice...

Solo Doctor Forfeits Medical License Over Paper Records

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Following an investigation into her into her patient health record keeping, prescribing, and clinical decision making, a physician in the New Hampshire town of New London is no longer licensed to practice medicine. The New Hampshire Board of...

Behavioral Health System Invests Millions in Epic Implementation

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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently approved a multi-million dollar investment in an Epic implementation at all of its facilities. The organization did not disclose the official amount of the deal. The Pine Rest Board of Directors...

Ophthalmologists Spend 27 Percent of Patient Visits on EHR Use

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology found ophthalmologists spend 27 percent of a typical patient encounter on EHR use, suggesting a need for EHR usability improvements. The study by Read-Brown...

Cerner Releases Consumer-Facing EHR to Improve Interoperability

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Cerner confirmed its commitment to improving interoperability at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference earlier this week by offering a new consumer-directed patient EHR. Cerner President Zane Burke announced the consumer-directed patient health record...

Unsustainable Workloads Could Lead to Physician Burnout

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An athenahealth survey found almost half of practicing physicians believe they will have trouble maintaining their workload in the long term, which could potentially lead to physician burnout if left unaddressed by senior leadership. The...

Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020

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Cerner President Zane Burke announced at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020. Initially, CommonWell services were made free to all Cerner users...

HIMSS Calls on HHS to Improve Secure Health Data Exchange

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HIMSS recently called on HHS to assist providers in achieving nationwide secure health data exchange through promoting improved interoperability and standardization, among other aspects of exchange. Specifically, HIMSS requested HHS demonstrate...

4 Tips for Successfully Navigating EHR Vendor Relationships

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Across the country, the healthcare industry has nearly reached full transition from paper documentation to electronic health records (EHRs). Thanks to the push from government initiatives, by 2025, the global EHR market will reach a reported...

eClinicalWorks Enters Two New Partnerships to Enhance EHR Use

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This week, eClinicalWorks entered into two new partnerships to improve EHR use for both providers and patients. The health IT company today announced a new partnership with clinical data registry developer FigMD allowing providers to use the...

Why Healthcare Providers Should Embrace Innovative EHR Use

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Innovative EHR use can solve a host of healthcare’s biggest problems, according to a new op-ed in Harvard Business Review. Virginia Mason’s James Bender, MD, and Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD, highlighted how innovative EHR use presents...

CMS Details 2018 Meaningful Use Payment Adjustments

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“Eligible hospitals that do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use for an EHR reporting period associated with a payment adjustment year will receive reduced Medicare payments for that year,” clarified the federal agency in a...

Rural Hospitals Disagree on Efficiency of MEDITECH EHR

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Two rural hospitals using MEDITECH EHR systems have reported starkly contrasting levels of success and provider satisfaction in the months following implementation. Colquitt Regional Medical Center noticed a significant boost in clinical efficiency...

Most Patients Report EHR Technology Improves Quality of Care

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A new survey found 85 percent of patients believe EHR technology and other technological advances will improve the quality of patient care a great deal. Research from The Physicians Foundation gathered responses from over 1,747 patients between...

EHR Interoperability to Transform Healthcare in Decade Ahead

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A new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions examined ways EHR centralization, integration, and interoperabilty will likely transform the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Researchers conducted a crowdsourcing simulation...

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