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Mayo Clinic, NDSC Launch EHR-Integrated Blood Management Tool

August 20, 2018 - Mayo Clinic has partnered with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to launch an EHR-integrated blood management solution that pairs Mayo Clinic’s clinical expertise with NDSC’s EHR-enabled clinical decision support product offerings. The patient blood management tool — called CareSelect Blood — will help providers more effectively utilize blood products to...


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How Most Office-Based Physicians Utilize Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Advancing health data exchange is a top priority among stakeholders in the private and public sector. Health IT companies including MEDITECH and Epic have made efforts to expand interoperability and promote health data exchange among...

Geisinger, Merck Partner to Launch EHR-Integrated FHIR Apps

by Kate Monica

Geisinger Health System and Merck have partnered to launch two new EHR-integrated, web-based health IT tools that leverage FHIR to utilize health data from a variety of EHR systems from different vendors. The two applications were...

Few WI Providers Using EHR-Integrated PDMP Link to Full Potential

by Kate Monica

Most users of Wisconsin’s EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) are not taking full advantage of all features of the PDMP system, according to a recent user survey by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and...

MI Physicians Struggle to Access Patient EHRs Through State PDMP

by Kate Monica

Less than half of Michigan physicians can access the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through their EHR systems a year after the state spent $2.8 million upgrading the PDMP to support EHR integration. Michigan state...

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...

Voice Recognition Accuracy Lacking in EHR Clinical Documentation

by Kate Monica

EHR clinical documentation generated through voice recognition software may be error-prone, according to a recent JAMA study. In the study, Zhou, MD, et al. aimed to identify and analyze errors at each stage of the voice...

EHR Integration Aided with Patient Intake Management

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations can greatly benefit from EHR integration tools, such as patient intake management solutions that eliminate duplicative processes and also raise patient satisfaction levels, a recent KLAS report...

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...

Case Study Supports EHR-Integrated Patient Generated Health Data

by Kate Monica

Collecting EHR-integrated patient generated health data (PGHD) may help to effectively improve chronic care management for patients with asthma, according to one case study in Nature. Genes et al. prompted four study participants part of...

AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health

by Elizabeth Snell

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs. Researchers can develop...

Allscripts, Greenway Health, InterSystems Forge New Partnerships

by Kate Monica

Allscripts, Greenway Health, and InterSystems each announced new partnerships with health IT solutions providers this week that will leverage patient health data to improve care delivery. In an effort to promote safe prescribing practices...

CMS Urges EHR Integration of PDMP Data to Reduce Provider Burden

by Kate Monica

State Medicaid programs should improve EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to reduce provider burden and allow healthcare organizations to easily track patient information related to opioid use, stated CMS...

OCHIN Partnership to Improve EHR Use for Epic, NextGen Users

by Kate Monica

Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN) will integrate electronic consultation services (eConsult) into its Epic and NextGen EHR systems in an effort to streamline EHR use for providers and enable single sign on...

Can Enhancements to Patient EHRs Tailor PDMP Risk Indicators?

by Elizabeth Snell

Being able to sort data within patient EHRs, implementing maps that show distances between patients, prescribers, and pharmacies, and having graphical displays of patients’ controlled-substance prescription use could all potentially...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Will Have Immediate Impact

by Kate Monica

Health system executives at each of the 12 organizations that were early adopters of Apple Health Records predict that the EHR data viewer will have an immediate positive impact on patient engagement, interoperability, and health IT...

Allscripts EHR Receives Top Rankings in Interoperability, RCM

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare systems utilizing EHR-centric vendors and single-source solutions reported higher satisfaction ratings, with Allscripts EHR coming home with the highest ranking in Black Book Research’s Q1 2018 poll. The majority of...

Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination

by Kate Monica

With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations are turning their attention and resources toward EHR optimization to improve care coordination. Before Vanderbilt University...

MI Hospital Reduces EHR Use in ICU with Epic Telemedicine Tool

by Kate Monica

Michigan-based Beaumont Hospital is utilizing an EHR-integrated Epic telemedicine tool to present critical health data about ICU patients on monitors outside hospital rooms in an effort to improve clinical efficiency and reduce EHR use for...

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