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EHR Data Helps to Predict Short-Term Mortality for Cancer Patients

July 30, 2018 - Combining the power of EHR data with machine learning may be the key to more accurately predicting mortality among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. This finding comes from a recent JAMA study by Elfiky et al. that explored the effectiveness of applying machine learning to EHR data to predict patient’s short term risk of death when they start chemotherapy. While...


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Illinois Procurement Board Upholds $62M UI Epic EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

The Illinois Procurement Policy Board determined in a May 28 hearing that the University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract does not violate conflict of interest laws, a UI Hospitals...

Most Healthcare Execs Doubt EHR Use Can Support Population Health

by Kate Monica

EHR systems do not yet have the necessary capabilities to support population health management and value-based care, according to a recent study published by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Health Research Institute (HRI).  The study...

Cerner Ranks Highest for EHR Capabilities in Chilmark Report

by Kate Monica

A recent report from Chilmark Research named Cerner Corporation’s EHR system as the best offering for health data analytics-based EHR capabilities over Allscripts, Athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and Epic Systems. The report evaluated...

Why Are So Few Healthcare Providers Using EHR Data Analytics?

by Kate Monica

Despite the healthcare industry becoming more data-driven by the day, new research shows many healthcare providers are ignoring opportunities to gain actionable insights by using EHR data analytics tools. A recent MGMA STAT report finds...

AMIA Seeking EHR Data Sharing Improvements at NLM, CDC

by Kate Monica

In separate responses to two federal requests for information, the association has called for improved EHR data access, analytics, and exchange at the federal level. In comments from the American Medical Informatics Association published...

Nurse Statements in EHR Technology Improve ADR Detection

by Kate Monica

A new algorithm improves ADR detection through incorporating nurse observations and lab research data into EHR technology. A recent study funded by the Korean Health Technology R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the...

EHR Vendor athenahealth Expands Scope of Healthcare Services

by Sara Heath

EHR vendor athenahealth has expanded its services to provide for a wider array of healthcare practice needs. According to a recent press release, athenahealth has acquired Arsenal Health as a schedule optimization tool for providers....

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