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Centra Health Launches Cerner EHR After 2 Years of Preparation

September 4, 2018 - Centra Health recently went live with a multi-million-dollar Cerner EHR implementation as part of a two-year effort to replace several, disparate EHR systems previously in use across the health system with a single, integrated system. The health system went live with Cerner September 1 across more than 80 in-network healthcare facilities.  Centra unified more than 300,000...


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EHR Patient Data from Rochester RHIO Fueled HPV Vaccine Study

by Kate Monica

Rochester RHIO is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assess the impact of HPV vaccinations by contributing EHR patient data to researchers. The CDC-sponsored project is spearheaded by the Center for Community...

Breaking Down How the Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Works

by Kate Monica

The Apple Health Records EHR data viewer released in 2018 has steadily grown in popularity over the past eight months, and industry leaders already expect the feature will make waves in health IT innovation, patient engagement, and...

Apple Health Record Participation Grows By 9 Hospitals, Clinics

by Kate Monica

Nine hospitals and clinics including locations part of the Baptist Health network in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois have signed on to allow patients to access EHR data through the Apple Health Records data viewer. In addition to Baptist...

NE Health Center to Launch EHR Replacement for Connected Care

by Kate Monica

The Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) board of directors recently issued authorization to move forward on plans to launch an EHR replacement project to swap out the disparate systems in LRHC’s hospital and clinic. The board of...

NIST Offers Guidance for Securing Patient EHRs on Mobile Apps

by Kate Monica

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) detailed best practices for sharing, collecting, storing, or processing patient EHRs on mobile devices in new guidance intended to promote health data security. “Healthcare...

Docs Access GA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Using Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Southeast Permanente Medical Group (SPMG) recently connected to Georgia’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through its Epic EHR to enable safer prescribing practices among clinicians and improved substance abuse disorder...

CT Struggles to Launch Statewide Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

Connecticut healthcare leaders are still facing challenges with launching a health information exchange (HIE) after investing $5 million over nearly 18 months into the project. This is the state’s fourth attempt to establish an...

Cleveland Clinic Joins Apple Health Records for EHR Patient Access

by Kate Monica

The Apple Health Records beta program continues to build momentum as Cleveland Clinic and 27 other hospitals sign on to improve EHR patient access by allowing patients to view their information through iOS devices. “A growing list...

Apple Health Records API Now Open to Health IT Innovators

by Kate Monica

A new Apple Health Records application programming interface (API) allows health IT innovators and researchers to create apps that leverage health record data to improve medication management, nutrition plan development, disease diagnosis,...

Apple EHR Patient Data Viewer Now In Use at 39 Health Systems

by Kate Monica

Apple recently announced 39 health systems have signed on to enable patient access to health data through the technology company’s Health Record EHR patient data viewer, according to a recent Apple newsroom blog post. Johns Hopkins...

Biden Presses HHS on Information Blocking, EHR Patient Access

by Kate Monica

Former Vice President Joe Biden recently recommended that federal officials require providers to enable complete EHR patient access within 24 hours of a request in forthcoming information blocking regulations per the 21st Century Cures...

MyHealthEData Initiative to Improve EHR Patient Data Access

by Kate Monica

CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently announced a new initiative from the Trump Administration —  MyHealthEData — designed to improve EHR patient data access. According to an announcement from Verma during HIMSS18, the...

93 Percent of Hospitals Allow Online Patient Access to EHRs

by Kate Monica

Ninety-three percent of surveyed hospitals and health systems allow patient access to EHRs, according to a recent report from the American Hospital Association (AHA). AHA analyzed data from the 2016 AHA Annual Survey Information...

VT Health Information Exchange Improves Following Poor Review

by Kate Monica

Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) network has taken steps to improve operations and boost value for patients and providers in the months following a poor review, state officials recently told VTDigger. The Department of...

Alabama Community Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

After an EHR selection process spanning six months, Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) will begin a Cerner implementation to improve patient EHR access and streamline care coordination for providers at the Alabama hospital.  PCMC...

Apple Debuts Patient-Centered EHRs With Health Records App

by Kate Monica

Apple recently launched its Health Records app to provide users with a comprehensive view of patient-centered EHRs on iOS devices. Health Records is available as an update through Apple’s existing Health app. The update allows...

Novant Health, Wake Forest Enter Epic MyChart Collaboration

by Kate Monica

Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina recently merged Epic MyChart accounts to ensure patients visiting either organization have access to their complete EHRs.  The collaboration called Happy Together went...

VA Proposed Rule to Improve Health Data Exchange Consent

by Kate Monica

A new VA proposed rule looks to streamline health data exchange of veteran EHRs by allowing health information exchanges (HIEs) to more easily obtain patient consent. The legislation would allow VA to amend current consent regulations so...

Indiana Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Tied to Medicaid Meaningful Use

by Kate Monica

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently filed a request to dismiss a lawsuit brought against 62 Indiana hospitals for allegedly falsifying records and participating in a kickback scheme involving the release of patient EHRs to meet...

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