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Evidence Supports Continuity of Care Quality Measures in QPP

November 13, 2018 - Adding quality measures related to continuity of care to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) may help lower healthcare costs and reduce hospitalizations, according to a new Annals of Family Medicine study.   Andrew Bazemore, MD, and his team set out to measure how continuity of care affects healthcare spending and patient health outcomes. The team used Medicare claims data for...


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Cancer Screening Test Vendor to Launch Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cancer screening test vendor Exact Sciences will launch an Epic EHR implementation to become Epic’s first diagnostic specialty customer, according to Wisconsin State Journal. “Epic will become a core component of our IT...

7 Health Information Exchanges Connect to Military Health System

by Kate Monica

Providers at the Military Health System (MHS) will now have access to patient EHRs from seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country to enable well-informed care delivery. The Kansas Health Information...

Rochester RHIO Expanding Health Data Exchange with State Grant

by Kate Monica

More than 60 healthcare providers throughout the greater Rochester area are contributing patient EHRs to Rochester RHIO after receiving grants from a New York grant program, according to the Monroe County Post. The grant from the Data...

HIMSS: Stark Law Hinders Care Coordination, Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law, places unnecessary administrative burdens on providers while hindering care coordination and health data exchange, according to a letter from HIMSS to CMS Administrator...

Epic EHR Fuels Yale New Haven Hospital Care Coordination Center

by Kate Monica

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...

How EHR Use, Care Coordination Promote Safe Opioid Prescribing

by Kate Monica

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...

NE Health Center to Launch EHR Replacement for Connected Care

by Kate Monica

The Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) board of directors recently issued authorization to move forward on plans to launch an EHR replacement project to swap out the disparate systems in LRHC’s hospital and clinic. The board of...

Virginia Launches Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

by Kate Monica

Virginia recently launched its emergency department care coordination (EDCC) program to connect all emergency departments in the Commonwealth for streamlined communication and collaboration across healthcare facilities. The program...

AHA Seeks Changes to Stark Law to Support Care Coordination

by Kate Monica

Stark Law in its current form impedes care coordination and limits physicians’ ability to transition to a value-based care system, according to AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. Pollack emphasized the need for legislators and...

Holzer Health Systems Goes Live with athenahealth EHR System

by Kate Monica

Holzer Health System recently went live with an athenahealth EHR system that includes practice management and patient engagement solutions for improved clinical efficiency. According to health system officials, the athenahealth EHR will...

OCHIN Partnership to Improve EHR Use for Epic, NextGen Users

by Kate Monica

Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN) will integrate electronic consultation services (eConsult) into its Epic and NextGen EHR systems in an effort to streamline EHR use for providers and enable single sign on...

North Carolina Health System to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

North Carolina-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System (CRHS) recently announced it will soon begin a Cerner EHR implementation project to boost care coordination across its acute and ambulatory care facilities. CRHS will also implement...

EHR System Customization Benefits Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Kate Monica

EHR system customization can help to streamline the implementation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM.) PCMHs are designed...

Communication, Health Data Exchange Lags Between Hospitals, PCPs

by Kate Monica

Hospitals need to increase health data exchange and communication with primary care providers (PCPs) to improve care coordination, boost patient health outcomes, and reduce hospital readmission rates, according to former CMS official and...

Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination

by Kate Monica

With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations are turning their attention and resources toward EHR optimization to improve care coordination. Before Vanderbilt University...

Epic EHR to Improve Interoperability for MultiCare Spokane

by Kate Monica

Washington-based MultiCare Spokane will go live with an Epic EHR implementation early this summer in an effort to improve interoperability with Providence Washington Health & Services and Kaiser Permanente. The $25 million Epic...

Allscripts, CarePort Health Joining for Improved Care Coordination

by Elizabeth Snell

Allscripts company CarePort Health will now be managing the Allscripts Care Management solution and services portfolio in an effort to have stronger care coordination offerings to providers, payers and ACOs, according to a...

Health IT Use, Workarounds Among Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns

by Kate Monica

EHR system workarounds, lack of health IT use safety, and problems with internal care coordination were named among the top 10 patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations in 2018, according to a report from ECRI Institute. ECRI...

South Carolina Health System Completes 4-Year Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

South Carolina-based Self Regional Healthcare recently completed an Epic implementation across all its hospitals and physician practices after four years of work on the project, according to Index-Journal. Self Memorial Hospital Emergency...

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