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Cerner, MEDITECH Offer Most EHR Solutions Across Care Continuum

November 9, 2017 - A new KLAS report focused on which health IT companies best help users adapt to each care setting found Cerner and MEDITECH to be leading the way in developing solutions across the care continuum. However, most large health systems still choose Epic to provide their ambulatory and acute care EHR over all other enterprise vendors. “Health systems frequently weigh the revenue cycle as...


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Major EHR Companies to Integrate New Surescripts Pharmacy Tool

by Kate Monica

Surescripts is now offering a real-time prescription benefit tool as well as an expanded prior authorization solutions integrated directly into physician EHR systems to assist with prescription decision-making processes. The health information...

NJ Health Center Completes eClinicalWorks EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The Center for Health Education Medicine & Dentistry (CHEMED) has successfully implemented its new eClinicalWorks EHR system complete with an electronic dental record and a behavioral health module. The cloud-based EHR solution will assist...

The Importance of Efficient EHR Use in Behavioral Healthcare

by Kate Monica

While healthcare industry stakeholders agree on the benefits of EHR use and health data exchange among hospitals and primary care facilities, EHR use in behavioral health settings is still uncommon and lagging behind.   One behavioral and...

Epic Systems Expands CVS Health Partnership to Lower Drug Costs

by Kate Monica

Epic and CVS Health recently announced an initiative to lower drug costs for patients and improve health outcomes by offering prescribers lower cost alternatives to expensive medications. CVS will utilize Epic’s population health management...

EHR Interoperability to Transform Healthcare in Decade Ahead

by Kate Monica

A new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions examined ways EHR centralization, integration, and interoperabilty will likely transform the healthcare industry in the next 10 years. Researchers conducted a crowdsourcing simulation...

Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic recently partnered with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) tool comprising recommendations for lab test ordering. The tool will be available to healthcare providers through their...

3 Ways EHR Use, Access Boost Care Coordination Across Settings

by Kate Monica

Care coordination between healthcare settings can have a significant impact on patient care. Strong care coordination is particularly necessary for providers delivering care to high-risk patients. Transitions of care and chronic disease management...

Small Practices Express Concern over Effects of EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A recent study to examine the effects of EHR adoption on revenue and patient encounters for small practices finds EHR adoption will likely reduce the number of patient encounters for physicians and, by extension, reduce overall practice revenue....

SAFR Guidance to Aid EMS Providers in Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

ONC published a guide to aid Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations in data integration to improve patient care through their Search, Alert, File, Reconcile (SAFR) model for health data exchange earlier this year. “Access to patient...

Improving EHR Use, Interoperability, Optimization at HIMSS17

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR adoption is at an all-time high after healthcare organizations and providers completed EHR implementation projects over the past several, so it should come as no surprise that numerous educational opportunities health IT’s most recognized...

Shulkin Unanimously Confirmed as VA Secretary in Monday Vote

by Kate Monica

David Shulkin, MD, will remain in the top post at the Department of Veterans Affairs following a confirmation vote by the Senate late Monday evening. The Senate voted unanimously in favor of President Donald Trump’s nominee (100-0) who...

HIE Partnership to Improve Health Data Exchange of Imaging

by Kate Monica

Syracuse-based regional health information organization HealtheConnections is working with HIE solution developer eHealth Technologies to facilitate exchange of medical images between healthcare providers throughout the state. The ability to...

NIST Warns of Copy and Paste Threats to EHR Data Integrity

by Kate Monica

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published findings from an EHR usability study of copying and pasting clinical documentation which does not bode well for patient safety. “‘Copy and paste’ functionality...

Calculating the Cost of Behavioral Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule to ease health data exchange of certain behavioral health information and touches on the health IT implications for sharing these records electronically. Dubbed the Confidentiality...

UVM Medical Center Seeks Approval for Integrated Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

The University of Vermont Medical Center recently filed a certificate of need (CON) application seeking approval from the Green Mountain Care Board of a plan to create a unified Epic EHR system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont...

NWU Project for Patient-Reported Outcomes, EHR Integration

by Sara Heath

A consortium of university hospitals led by Northwestern University has received a $6.3 million grant for patient-reported outcomes and EHR integration, according to a recent press release. The grant, awarded by the National Center for Advancing...

EHR Integration a Challenge for Hospital Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR integration remains a sticking point for hospitals working to advance interoperability and health information exchange. The Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology (ONC) published new data on providing insight into...

From EHR Use to Information Exchange for Community Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Community health centers rely on EHR use for providing care to high-risk patient populations and reporting required quality metrics for the purposes of certification or grant funding. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is looking...

Lack of Behavioral Health Data Threatens Physician EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

How effective can physician EHR use prove without including non-primary care patient health data, especially behavioral health information? That is one of several questions raised by researchers in a recent study in the Journal of the American...

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