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DirectTrust Backs ONC Focus on EHR Usability, Interoperability

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, MD recently released a statement commending plans discussed during the ONC press conference to focus on improving EHR usability and interoperability in health IT. “I find the attitude and direction ONC...

AMIA Seeking Interoperability, Health Data Exchange Testing

by Kate Monica

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted comments to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program requesting further exploration of interoperability testing and other...

How ONC Will Spur EHR Usability, Interoperability Improvements

by Kate Monica

In a press conference yesterday, ONC officials appointed by the Trump Administration cited EHR usability improvements and interoperability as the agency’s top priorities moving forward. EHR Usability To tackle the EHR usability...

WY Medical Center Connects Epic EHR to eHealth Exchange

by Kate Monica

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Wyoming recently connected to the Sequoia Project’s eHealth Exchange using Epic EHR. Connecting to the federal eHealth Exchange gives CRMC access to the largest secure health data sharing...

ONC to Implement Trusted Exchange Framework, Common Agreement

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, ONC announced a series of three public stakeholder meetings will soon take place to kick start the process of implementing the trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions outlined in the 21 Century Cures...

Interoperability, Usability, Outcomes to Drive Health IT Changes

by Kate Monica

A recent post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, MS, addressed the trajectory of health IT in the age of value-based care and stated health IT interoperability and usability and patient outcomes will push the...

Michigan HIE Links Six Midwest Health Information Exchanges

by Kate Monica

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) in Michigan recently connected to six other health information exchanges to improve data sharing for patients and providers across the Midwest. The health data exchange network extends interoperability...

Cerner, Epic EHR Hospitals to Share Patient EHRs in NC

by Kate Monica

Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health recently reached an agreement to exchange patient health data between their Cerner and EHR technologies in an effort to improve care coordination for patients receiving care at either...

Greenway Health Achieves 2015 ONC Health IT Certification

by Kate Monica

Greenway Health recently announced its EHR solution has earned 2015 ONC Health IT certification allowing community providers to receive payments under Medicaid meaningful use Stage 3 and Quality Payment Program (QPP)...

Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure...

IdenTrust Recognized for Excellence in Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Solutions vendor IdenTrust yesterday announced it has been recognized for excellence in enabling secure health data exchange by DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC.) IdenTrust earned full...

Epic Clinical Documentation Module Utilizes AI Solution

by Kate Monica

Epic’s clinical documentation improvement (CDI) module NoteReader will now utilize artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for automated physician feedback. M*Model and its embedded M*Modal Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation...

EHR Use, Health Data Exchange to Thrive Despite ACA Repeal

by Kate Monica

A recent article in Harvard Business Review outlines opportunities for patients and providers to improve the healthcare system despite the imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among other observations, authors Frank Baitman...

Cybersecurity Taskforce Issues EHR Security Recommendations

by Kate Monica

A healthcare industry cybersecurity taskforce recently submitted a report to Congress analyzing and addressing various issues with healthcare security including problems unique to EHR technology. The task force was initially convened...

VA Confirms Decision for Commercial EHR Replacement of VistA

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following in the footsteps of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System (MHS) in adopting a commercial EHR technology that is nearly identical to the latter's Cerner...

MEDITECH Web EHR Gains 5 New Health Organizations

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH today announced its contemporary and clinically-integrated web EHR is experiencing continued growth with five new healthcare organizations signed on to utilize the technology. The vendor’s integrated Ambulatory solution...

Chicago Health System Launching Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The Chicago area could be getting a health information exchange (HIE) soon as Rush Health deploys the first phase of Rush Health Connect, a health IT solution designed to enable secure health data exchange. Rush Health currently includes...

CVS Among Newest Additions to Surescripts Medication Service

by Kate Monica

Surescripts now covers nearly 240 million patients after expanding its Medication History for Panel Management data service to six more pharmacies, the organization announced Monday. The health information network will provide...

Epic EHR Interoperability at Center of New Partnership

by Kate Monica

Premise Health today announced a new partnership with Epic to improve patient experience and expand interoperability across the spectrum of care. The worksite health and patient engagement company intends to implement Epic EHR in all its...

VA Hospital Connects to NY Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

Canandaigua VA Medical Center recently joined the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in an effort to improve veteran health record access and patient care. Through a connection to the community health information...

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