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Google Patent to Build Predictive Timeline Using EHR Data, FHIR

February 4, 2019 - The United States Patent Office has published a patent application by Google with the goal of aggregating EHR data using the FHIR-based services to predict health events. The system and method described in the application comprise three primary components: a relational database of de-identified electronic health records, a machine learning mechanism, and a device for displaying...


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EHR Data Helps Predict Survival for Patients With Circulatory Issue

by Kate Monica

A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic used EHR-integrated risk calculators to predict survival rates for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using EHR data. The study demonstrating the effectiveness of EHR-integrated risk...

Health Data Exchange Helps Identify Disparities in Hypertension Care

by Kate Monica

Health data exchange may help to enable healthcare organizations to identify common disparities in hypertension care across facilities for better-informed quality improvement efforts and more effective practice-based interventions. This...

EHR Medication Lists Lack Accuracy, May Threaten Patient Safety

by Kate Monica

EHR medication lists are often inaccurate and incomplete, opening the door for adverse drug reactions, un-informed clinical decision-making, and poor medication monitoring, according to a new JAMA study. Researchers from Vanderbilt...

Improving EHR Data Quality, Clinical Workflows for MIPS Success

by Kate Monica

Optimizing EHR data quality is top-of-mind as healthcare organizations continue to adjust to the regulatory changes that accompany healthcare’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Eligible clinicians participating...

HealthlinkNY Opposes Planned Expansion of Hixny HIE Services

by Kate Monica

HealthlinkNY has stated its disapproval for Hixny’s plans to expand its health information exchange (HIE) services into regions including the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and the Southern Tier of New York State. These areas are already...

EHR Data, Machine Learning Predict Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Kate Monica

A team of researchers from Stanford University created a personal health management tool that combines EHR data with machine learning to accurately diagnose patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, also called AAA. A new report recently...

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

by Kate Monica

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...

FDA Provides Guidance for EHR Data Use in Clinical Investigations

by Kate Monica

FDA released new guidance this month intended to inform EHR data use in clinical investigations, ensure EHR data quality and integrity, promote interoperability between EHR systems and electronic data capture (EDC) systems, and relay FDA...

Nurses Asked to Falsify Patient Health Records at Kansas Hospital

by Kate Monica

Kansas-based Blue Valley Hospital nurses told CMS inspectors that they were asked to falsify patient health records to include medical complications that would justify keeping patients in the hospital longer to earn Medicare...

Most Clinical Trial Participants Support Health Data Sharing

by Kate Monica

The vast majority of clinical trial participants approve of health data sharing among researchers as long as the appropriate safeguards are in place, according to new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Despite the...

Duplicate Patient Medical Records Stem from Lagging MPI Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Discrepancies with duplicate patient medical records are often because of a healthcare organization’s lack of data standardization, specifically with the Master Patient Index (MPI) record process, according to a study published...

NIH Searching for Volunteers Nationwide to Contribute EHR Data

by Kate Monica

Individuals across the country ages 18 and older will soon have the opportunity to share EHR data with researchers and advance individualized precision medicine, treatment, and patient care delivery through the National Institutes of...

Enhancing Patient Care with Clinical Documentation Improvement

by Elizabeth Snell

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) ensures that health services are accurately documented and helps healthcare coders and physicians work toward improved patient care while also streamlining productivity. When meaningful clinical...

50% of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have access to patient data if a recent Surescripts survey is any indication. Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or...

Mayo Clinic Cuts Cluttered EHR Data with AWARE EHR Interface

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is using a new EHR interface powered by ambient intelligence applications to strip away excess EHR data and deliver meaningful information to clinicians for improved clinical decision-making.   Herasevich, MD, et al....

Could Goal-Directed EHR Functionality Optimize Health Outcomes?

by Kate Monica

Health IT developers should consider creating new EHR functionality that supports goal-directed healthcare rather than problem-oriented healthcare, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences...

Patient-Focused Health IT Innovation the Next Frontier for Healthcare

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Now that providers have near universally adopted EHR systems across the country, what is the next frontier for healthcare technology? Based on some recently launched tools, health IT researchers and vendors are focused on health-data...

Healthcare Orgs Increasingly Value Information Governance

by Kate Monica

More healthcare organizations view information governance (IG) as a business imperative rather than a buzzword, according to a recent survey from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA presented these...

Texas HIE to Link Social Determinants of Health to Patient EHRs

by Kate Monica

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and the state’s health information exchange (HIE) HASA are partnering to launch a pilot project for linking social determinants of health data to patient EHRs. The two San Antonio-based...

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