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New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers

November 7, 2018 - FDA recently launched a new app designed to allow researchers to easily collect real-world evidence in the form of EHR patient data, claims and billing information, and patient-generated health data through patients’ mobile devices. The app—called MyStudies—enables researchers to gather real-world evidence from a variety of sources and use this data in clinical trials...


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New eClinicalWorks, Allscripts EHR Tools Boost Health Data Access

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks and Allscripts each released new EHR tools designed to improve health data access for providers for better-informed clinical decision-making at the point of care. A new health IT solution from eClinicalWorks called Prizma...

Open Source EHR Alliance to Launch International VistA System

by Kate Monica

The Open Source EHR Alliance (OSEHRA) is creating a new version of its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) EHR system designed for international implementation. VA established OSEHRA in 2010. VistA...

Cerner Expands R&D Hub to Improve Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently announced plans to significantly expand its Dublin research & development (R&D) hub to improve the population health management and health data analytics capabilities of its EHR systems and health IT tools for...

CHIME Outlines Top Health IT Innovation Priorities for HHS

by Kate Monica

Promoting clinician engagement in health IT design, improving patient identification, and closing the digital divide should be primary areas of focus for a new HHS health IT innovation and investment workgroup, according to the College of...

AMIA Notes Health IT Safety Considerations to FDA in EHR Use

by Elizabeth Snell

There are key considerations within EHR use related to health IT safety, AMIA explained in response to FDA’s request for input on health IT benefits and risks associated with the software functions excluded from the 21st Century...

Opioid Roadmap Stresses Regulatory Requirements on EHR Integration

by Elizabeth Snell

Adopting electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) through modern regulatory requirements, including improved EHR integration, is one critical solution to opioid abuse, according to the Healthcare Leadership Council’s...

UCHealth Innovation Center to Advance Clinical Decision Support, AI

by Kate Monica

A new innovation center at Aurora-based University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) will support health IT innovation to improve clinical decision support, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics, as well as advancements in virtual...

Health IT Innovation Centered on the Physician-Patient Interface

by Kate Monica

Several efforts to put physicians and patients at the center of health IT innovation are currently underway at AMA. Speaking at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, detailed the association’s approach to...

HHS Takes First Step to Spur Health IT Innovation, Investment

by Kate Monica

With many physicians and healthcare industry leaders raising complaints about the slow pace of health IT innovation, HHS is looking for new ways to drum up competition, funding, and ideas necessary for accelerated improvements. In a...

Allscripts Launches EHR-Integrated Lyft Transportation Service

by Kate Monica

Allscripts and Lyft recently partnered to launch an EHR-integrated Lyft application programming interface (API) allowing clinicians to order non-emergency transportation services for patients. Lyft will integrate its proprietary API into...

eCW, MEDITECH Launch EHR Systems, MU Begins Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH recently announced the launch of its new next-gen, web-based EHR system offering — MEDITECH Expanse.  The EHR platform is an attempt by the health IT company to allow healthcare organizations to further extend their...

New Oversight Framework to Promote EHR Usability, Innovation

by Kate Monica

The Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now have joined forces to establish an oversight framework to encourage health IT innovation and improve EHR usability, interoperability, and safety. “To inform and support the...

Cerner, Children’s Mercy to Foster Pediatric Health IT Innovation

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation will expand its ongoing partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to improve cross-industry education and foster pediatric health IT innovation, the two organizations announced this week.   The...

How Specialty-Specific EHR Functionality Improves Patient Care

by Kate Monica

The majority of EHR companies have developed solutions targeting the needs of inpatient and ambulatory organizations and workflows of primary care providers. Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems, and other large enterprise...

Epic, DaVita Partner to Develop Chronic Kidney Disease EHR System

by Kate Monica

Epic will partner with DaVita Physician Solutions to improve capabilities within DaVita’s chronic kidney disease (CKD) EHR system offering. Effective chronic disease management is especially critical for CKD patients given the...

Why Healthcare Providers Should Embrace Innovative EHR Use

by Kate Monica

Innovative EHR use can solve a host of healthcare’s biggest problems, according to a new op-ed in Harvard Business Review. Virginia Mason’s James Bender, MD, and Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD, highlighted how innovative EHR use...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs,...

Do Gaps in Health IT Security Laws Stunt Technology Innovation?

by Sara Heath

Gaps in privacy and security law may be hindering the development and expansion of health IT and EHR use across the industry, a recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology suggests. The...

Epic Systems Ranked Most Innovative EHR Vendor by C-Suite Execs

by Sara Heath

A recent survey of members in healthcare C-suite ranks Epic, Cerner, Apple, GE, Google, athenahealth, and Theranos as the most innovative health IT companies. As part of the Peer60 study, researchers asked respondents to identify not...

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