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EHR Adoption to Support Healthcare Data Evolution in 2016

by Terry Edwards of PerfectServe

In just a few years, we’ve seen many notable developments, including a steady move toward value-based care, more widespread EHR adoption and a greater provider focus on patient engagement; not to mention technology advancements...

Ambulatory EHR Products to Focus on User-Centered Solutions

by Sara Heath

The ambulatory EHR market is expect to grow by 30 percent throughout the next five years, with innovative and provider-oriented systems leading the charge. According to Frost & Sullivan’s US Ambulatory Electronic Health Record...

HELP Committee Drafts Bill To Drive Patient-Centered EHR Use

by Sara Heath

New health IT and EHR legislation will largely focus on data sharing, patient access to health information, and effective patient matching, according to a summary draft of Chairman Lamar Alexander’s promised health IT...

KLAS Reveals Rocky Start to Cerner-Siemens Acquisition

by Sara Heath

One year after Cerner Corporation acquired Siemens Health Services, it looks as though Siemens’ EHR, Soarian Clinicals, is struggling to maintain a foothold, according to a recent KLAS Research report. The KLAS report breaks down...

Will Expectations Meet Reality for Interoperability in 2016?

by Marc Willard & Mike Funk

Last year was an important year for advancing health information technology (IT) interoperability. In particular, the unveiling of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information...

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,...

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