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Early Data Shows High Patient Satisfaction With Appleā€™s PHR

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Researchers from the University of California San Diego Health, one of the first dozen healthcare organizations to integrate Apple Health Records into its patient portal, have released initial data that show the technology is well received...

Cerner, Christiana Care to Collaborate on Bariatric Services

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Cerner announced it’s collaborating with Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System on a weight-loss surgery program to help the EHR vendor’s health plan members achieve their health goals. Christiana Care is a top-ranked...

Microsoft, Hill-Rom Team to Bring Medical Device Data to EHRs

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Medical technology company Hill-Rom announced it’s partnered with Microsoft to bring medical device data into electronic heath records. The vendors developed combined tools that will leverage operational data and clinical knowledge...

Patient Records Crucial to Apple Health Strategy, Study Finds

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The personal health records of consumers will be key to Apple’s app, wearable strategies, and services as the tech giant moves into the health and wellness market, according to new research from CB Insights. The goal is to take...

Change, Experian Health Partner on Identity Management Platform

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Experian Health and Change Healthcare announced they’re working together on new technology that will be capable of accurately identifying patients across the healthcare sector. The two tech vendors are building an identity...

ONC Report to Congress Shows Flawed Health Data Sharing

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently filed a 22-page report to Congress on EHR adoption across the healthcare sector, finding health data sharing and availability is flawed. The annual progress report to Congress...

UChicago Improves Patient Sleep with Hospital EHR Use Changes

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The University of Chicago Medicine was able to adjust hospital EHR use and educate doctors and nurses on how to reduce in-hospital sleep deprivation, thereby improving sleep for patients staying at the hospital. The changes were part...

Senate Confirms VA CIO, Will Oversee EHR Modernization Project

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The Senate confirmed the Trump administration’s nominee for the Department of Veterans Chief Information Officer James Gfrerer, a former marine and Ernst & Young cybersecurity executive. Gfrerer will be the first permanent CIO...

Cerner, Sharp HealthCare Extend Partnership with Pop Health Project

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San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare announced it’s expanded its relationship with Cerner, to leverage additional tools and services to bolster care delivery and improve population health across the regional health system. The new...

Allscripts-Microsoft Effort to Match Patients with Clinical Trials

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Veradigm, a division of Allscripts focused on payers and life sciences, has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to connect patients with clinical studies through the cloud-based Allscripts EHR system, the Chicago-based company...

Cerner Bringing Prescription Drug Pricing to Point of Care

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On Thursday, the Kansas City-based company announced that a CoverMyMeds solution for reviewing prescription pricing information during a doctor’s visit would be integrated into its electronic prescribing tool, Cerner...

Epic Eyes Specialists, Insurers, and Businesses to Expand Reach

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Epic is working to integrate dentists, life insurers, and diagnostic companies into its digital environment to create a comprehensive patient record. Two months ago, Pacific Dental Services announced its plan to implement an Epic EHR...

AMIA Voices Support for Health IT Testing in the Field

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The American Medical Informatics Association is advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the scope of health IT testing in the field to ensure the success of the proposed National Test Collaborative. “Despite...

Health IT Developers Working to Understand Clinical Workflows

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Health IT developers from Google, Apple, and other tech companies are working with clinicians to gain a better understanding of clinical workflows during app development, according to CNBC. UCHealth Chief Innovation Officer and emergency...

Banner Health Recovered From EHR Downtime Following Network Outage

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Banner Health recently recovered from a computer outage resulting in a sustained period of EHR downtime. A nationwide outage affecting Verizon Wireless and CenturyLink impacted Banner Health’s internet and phone...

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...

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