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Impacts of Key Cerner EHR Implementations for 2018

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare continues to evolve, with providers of all sizes and with varying specialties working to implement the latest technologies while still ensuring patient care remains a top priority. Many organizations are considering new EHR...

3 Things to Remember During the EHR Implementation Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Whether a provider is looking to undergo its first EHR implementation process or is looking for replacement options, putting a new system into an organization takes careful consideration. Each healthcare organization is different and will...

Bill Promoting Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes House

by Kate Monica

The House of Representatives recently passed 25 bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis, including one piece of legislation that establishes a demonstration program to test federal incentive payments for behavioral health EHR...

3 Key Tips for Ensuring a Smooth EHR Replacement Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Physician and nursing dissatisfaction with an EHR system could lead to long-lasting problems within a healthcare organization, such as fueling administrative burnout and patient engagement. Opting for an EHR replacement is not a decision...

Opening Health IT, EHR Market to Spur Improved Clinical Productivity

by Kate Monica

Widespread EHR adoption has so far produced only modest improvements in clinical productivity and efficiency, but two doctors anticipate increased competition, diversity, and growth in the health IT and EHR market will yield the...

How Increasing EHR Adoption, HIE Use Fuels Healthcare Industry

by Elizabeth Snell

The push for nationwide interoperability, while still ensuring health IT usability, has quickly become a top initiative for healthcare organizations. Subsequently, increases in health information exchange (HIE) systems and EHR adoption...

Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

by Kate Monica

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and...

Collaboration Can Aid EHR Use, Adoption in Behavioral Health Space

by Elizabeth Snell

Perceived ease of EHR use and perceived usefulness of the technology itself are driving factors toward EHR adoption with physicians in behavioral health, according to a recent study. However, there is still resistance to EHR adoption...

Two-thirds of US Hospitals Achieved Upper HIMSS EMRAM Adoption

by Elizabeth Snell

By the end of 2017, 66.7 percent of US hospitals reached either Stage 5 or Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), according to HIMSS Analytics data. HIMSS EMRAM adoption shows how organizations are...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since...

Waverly Health Center Switches to eClinicalWorks EHR from Paragon

by Elizabeth Snell

Iowa-based Waverly Health Center is switching from the Paragon Inpatient EHR system to eClinicalWorks’ Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management platform. The eClinicalWorks EHR is expected to reduce overall...

TX Hospital Blames Cerner EHR Implementation for Financial Woes

by Kate Monica

Officials at a Texas health system are partially blaming a troublesome Cerner EHR implementation for continued financial losses and a bond downgrade. Odessa American reported Ector County Hospital District (ECHD) recently had its bonds...

Medsphere EHR Moves to Amazon to Cut EHR Implementation Costs

by Kate Monica

Medsphere has moved its CareVue EHR system offering to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ease the financial strain of EHR implementation for community hospitals by eliminating the need for local data centers. By making its EHR system more...

EHR Adoption, Interoperability Brought Google Back to Healthcare

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

LAS VEGAS—Widespread EHR adoption attracted the likes of Google to return to healthcare and help the industry in its adoption of new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. On Monday, Google...

Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR Implementation Yielding Improvements

by Kate Monica

The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR implementation has led to increases in clinical efficiency and reductions in duplicative testing at cares sites part of the initial operating capability (IOC)...

EHR Adoption Unsuccessful in Reducing Administrative Costs

by Kate Monica

EHR adoption has not significantly reduced administrative costs related to billing and insurance activities, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at Duke University and...

Specialty Practices Anxious Over 2018 Quality Payment Program

by Kate Monica

Reducing regulatory burden was one of the primary aims of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, but current requirements still negatively impact patient care and clinical workflows. Despite administrative burden associated...

Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

by Kate Monica

The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system...

EHR Adoption Rises, User Satisfaction Falls for Ophthalmologists

by Kate Monica

EHR adoption among ophthalmologists nearly doubled between 2006 and 2016, but user satisfaction with financial and clinical productivity has declined, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.  A research team headed by...

ONC Chief Keen on Moving Health IT Innovation Beyond the EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare interoperability and health IT usability were front and center at the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting in the nation’s capital and indicative on a change that took hold within the federal agency in recent years following its...

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