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Lawmakers Want Cooperation from VA on EHR Modernization

February 6, 2019 - A group of bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter Feb. 4 to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie encouraging him and his leadership to work with Congress on implementing the department’s $10-billion EHR modernization, “one of the largest information technology modernization projects in our nation’s history.” The lawmakers criticized Wilkie for providing...


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Cedar County Memorial Hospital Launches MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Missouri recently went live with MEDITECH Expanse EHR across its facility. The 25-bed hospital is located between Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield. The hospital completed the EHR...

Cass Regional Ransomware Attack Leads to MEDITECH EHR Downtime

by Elizabeth Snell

Cass Regional Medical Center experienced a ransomware attack on its information technology infrastructure on Monday, July 9, according to an online statement. As a precautionary measure, the hospital underwent EHR downtime until the attack...

7 Trends EHR Vendors Must Address to Survive in 2018

by Kate Monica

A new market report addresses areas where EHR vendors will need to improve their systems in order to stay competitive through 2018. According to Kalorama Information, the $28­-billion EHR market dominated by a score large vendors and...

WEDI Calls for Health IT System Cybersecurity Improvements

by Kate Monica

WEDI is calling for increased cybersecurity investments by healthcare organizations to protect health IT infrastructure from the growing interest of cybercriminals. WEDI, a nonprofit organization focusing on using health IT for health...

ACO End-to-End Solutions Go Beyond EHR, Pop Health Technology

by Kate Monica

The lack of standardization in implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) has created a demand for solution vendors capable of assisting healthcare organizations in seamlessly adopting these value-based care models. A recent...

Ohio Hospital Improves Patient Outcomes Using EHR Technology

by Kate Monica

A successful initiative at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center found quality improvement methods — including the development of EHR registries and tools — improves clinical, functional, and patient-reported outcomes...

Epic Systems Takes Home Top Honors in 2017 Best in KLAS

by Kate Monica

In the report published today, Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor, receiving Best in KLAS awards in eight segments, the research firm announced. Included in Epic’s myriad awards are Best in KLAS Ambulatory...

How Health Plans Drive EHR Adoption in Behavioral Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Health plans play a notable role in promoting health IT and EHR adoption in behavioral healthcare practices, according to a research team out of Brandeis University. The study sought to identify how health plans can influence EHR adoption...

ONC Report Highlights Need for Health IT Interoperability Push

by Sara Heath

While the healthcare industry has a strong health IT presence with high EHR adoption levels, the ONC still has work to do to improve health data interoperability, according to the federal agency’s most recent annual report to...

2017 Federal Health IT Spend Targeted for EHR Modernization

by Sara Heath

Federal health IT spending is on the rise, particularly in the realm of EHR modernization, says a recent report from Govini. A new Govini report details the health IT spending trends in the Department of Health & Human Services, the...

Does MACRA Implementation Require New EHR Safe Harbors?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is advocating for changes to fraud and abuse laws to support MACRA implementation, including EHR safe harbors for using shared EHR infrastructure to meet the law's goals for care...

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