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Yale Establishing Health Informatics Division to Improve EHR Use

February 21, 2019 - A new health informatics division at the Yale School of Public Health (SPH) is slated to open in August to encourage students to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve EHR use, according to Yale News. Students in the new division will have the opportunity to pursue a master’s in health informatics and apply a knowledge of data science to clinical...


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Apple Health Records Now Available to CPSI EHR System Users

by Kate Monica

CPSI is the latest organization to join the Apple Health Records beta project in an effort to improve patient data access for patients at healthcare organizations using its EHR technology. By allowing users of its Evident EHR system to...

Canada Hospital Enters EHR Downtime After Discovering Computer Virus

by Kate Monica

Health Sciences North (HSN) and 20 other hospitals across Ontario, Canada recently entered into a period of EHR downtime following the discovery of a computer virus affecting the hospitals’ MEDITECH EHR system. HSN officials...

7 New Hospitals, Clinics Join Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer

by Kate Monica

The list of health systems, hospitals, and clinics supporting the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer continues to grow, with seven additional health systems signing on to the beta project this month. The tech giant updated its list of...

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access

by Kate Monica

VA is rolling out standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) designed to enable health IT developers to build tools that improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health data exchange for veterans and their...

Amazon Service Analyzes Patient EHRs, Health Data For Diagnoses

by Kate Monica

Amazon confirmed it is developing a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that enables developers to analyze patient EHRs to identify information including patient diagnoses, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and signs in a Tuesday blog...

Apple In Talks With VA to Extend Health Records Feature to Veterans

by Kate Monica

Apple is currently in talks with VA to discuss a potential partnership that would provide veterans and their families with access to Apple’s Health Records EHR data viewer, according to the Wall Street Journal. Enabling veterans and...

CommonWell-Carequality Connection Now Generally Available

by Kate Monica

CommonWell Health Alliance recently announced its connection to the Carequality Framework is now generally available to all CommonWell members as part of an effort to improve interoperability nationwide. CommonWell and Carequality-enabled...

New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers

by Kate Monica

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...

EHR Medication Lists Lack Accuracy, May Threaten Patient Safety

by Kate Monica

EHR medication lists are often inaccurate and incomplete, opening the door for adverse drug reactions, un-informed clinical decision-making, and poor medication monitoring, according to a new JAMA study. Researchers from Vanderbilt...

Pediatric EHR Vendor Initiative to Support Independent Practices

by Kate Monica

A pediatric EHR vendor recently launched a new initiative intended to financially assist independent pediatric practices that care for a high-volume of patients in underserved communities. The Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)...

VT Health Information Exchange Working to Reduce Duplicate EHRs

by Kate Monica

After more than a year of financial and administrative problems, healthcare leaders running Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) have begun work to reduce duplicate patient EHRs within the HIE and optimize efficiency. Vermont...

Patients Overwhelmingly Support Unique Identifiers for EHR Matching

by Kate Monica

The vast majority of patients support the use of unique identifiers to improve patient EHR matching, according to new original research by Pew Charitable Trusts. The organization teamed up with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research...

Two Parallel Health Information Exchanges Under Development in CT

by Kate Monica

There are currently two state-run efforts to build health information exchanges (HIEs) underway in Connecticut, according to CT Mirror. The state’s Health IT Advisory Council has been working to launch a statewide HIE since 2007....

14 Healthcare Stakeholders Launch EHR Patient Data Request Tool

by Kate Monica

Fourteen organizations including AHIMA, X4 Health, CareJourney, and CARIN Alliance recently launched a new health IT tool designed to offer users an easier way to request EHR patient data. A team of health IT developers and organizations...

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...

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...

AK Hospitals Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

by Kate Monica

Hospitals throughout Alaska recently connected to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through care collaboration network Collective Medical as part of an effort to enable safer prescribing practices. The...

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