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3 Best Practices For Effective EHR Replacement, Adoption

by Sara Heath

The health IT industry is changing, and an upsurge in EHR replacement makes that change clear. From ever-changing meaningful use requirements to varying practice needs, healthcare organizations find that their original EHR acquisition may...

How EHR Implementation Challenges Pay Off in the Long Run

by Sara Heath

Successful EHR implementation is hard work, but the payoff is eventually worth it, according to the CEO of Avera McKennan Hosital & University Health Center. Avera McKennan was recently recognized with the HIMSS Stage 7 recognition,...

Mass. Initiative to Spark Health IT Business Development

by Sara Heath

Massachusetts has officially expanded its stake in the healthcare industry after it announced a new hub for health IT in the state. According to a public announcement out of Governor Charlie Baker’s press office, Massachusetts will...

2015 Salary Survey Reveals Highest Paying Health IT Jobs

by Sara Heath

If you want a lucrative health IT career, you might want to join a consulting firm. According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 Compensation Survey, those working at consulting firms are earning top...

Congress Funds EHR Modernization, Interoperability at VA

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The passing of a $1.1 trillion spending bill has serious implications for the EHR technology in place within the Department of Veterans Affairs. As reported last week by Meredith Somers of Federal News Radio, the Consolidated...

UK Hospitals See EHR Implementation, Data Transfer Issues

by Sara Heath

An EHR implementation has introduced hospitals in the United Kingdom to a considerable number of complications, according to a Hull Daily Mail article. After the East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust installed its new Lorenzo electronic...

Clinical Research to Gain from Health IT Interoperability

by Sara Heath

The key to health IT use in clinical research is interoperability and data sharing, according to the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In a recent letter addressed to the acting commissioner of food and drugs at...

ONC Issues Final 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After reviewing and address public comments over the previous months, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued the final version of the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The federal...

EHR Adoption, EHR Use More Effective in Team-Based Settings

by Sara Heath

As EHR adoption becomes more ubiquitous throughout the healthcare industry, one study shows that the cohesiveness of a care team using these technologies can affect patient outcomes. In a retrospective study, Kaiser Permanente Northern...

Epic Systems, Epic EHR Technology Dominate 2015 Headlines

by Sara Heath

Known as the EHR vendor giant, Epic Systems has had quite a year in the news. And when large healthcare organizations—health systems and hospitals—are knee deep in EHR selection decisions, Epic’s name is generally on the...

Success of a Step-By-Step EHR Adoption Approach at HealthNet

by Sara Heath

HealthNet, an Indianapolis-based health system, has seen enormous success with its EHR use in the five years that have passed since implementation. Since its EHR implementation, the healthcare organization has managed to successfully...

Epic EHR Implementation Costs Brigham and Women’s Hospital

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Executives at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital remain confident that the near-term financial losses stemming in part from an Epic EHR implementation are only temporary, according to a report in Boston Globe Media's...

Cerner Top of Mind in EHR Selection Process Internationally

by Sara Heath

Cerner Corporation and its technology have a leg up on other EHR vendors when it comes to the EHR selection process globally, according to a recent KLAS report which suggests that the EHR vendor’s international popularity stems from...

Health IT Regulations, Mandates Most Affecting EHR Adoption

by Sara Heath

Over the past decade, the EHR marketplace has become a burgeoning industry, with the number of adopters increasing in parallel. Spurring and impacting the latter’s investment in EHR adoption are several pits of federal regulation and...

Will EHR Optimization Projects Take Center Stage in 2016?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Now that it's December, healthcare organizations and providers are able to reflect on a rather busy year. Coming into 2015, many had concerns about meaningful use requirements such as a full-year reporting period for Stage 2. However,...

75% of Practices with NPs, PAs Have Adopted EHRs

by Sara Heath

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated incorrectly that pratices with APPs were 75 percent more likely to have adopted an EHR technology. Three-forths of practices that employ advanced practice providers (APPs)...

Health IT Pros See High Salaries Due to Increased HIT Needs

by Sara Heath

The value of health IT professionals may be a leading cause for their high salaries, says a recent study by HealthITJobs.com. In a survey of approximately 700 health IT workers, the job search website determined that the average salary...

Maximizing EHR Investments through Clinical Surveillance

by Steve Riddle of Wolters Kluwer

As the timeline for value-based care marches forward, hospitals and health systems increasingly need access to the wealth of patient data that exists within EHR technology and other clinical systems. Success hinges on the ability of...

HIMSS Announces New Value Score for EHR, Health IT Users

by Sara Heath

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced its new Value Score for measuring the effectiveness of various health IT systems. According to a recent press release, the Value Score builds upon past HIMSS...

El Camino Epic EHR Implementation Officially Up and Running

by Sara Heath

El Camino Hospital’s Epic EHR go-live is officially underway, according to a recent Mountain View Voice report. El Camino announced its transition to Epic EHR technology back in June of 2014, stating that adopting an Epic EHR system...



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