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Epic EHR Patient Portal Gets Interoperability Makeover, CEO Says

March 7, 2016 - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition may be best known for bringing together tens of thousands of excited health IT experts with big data and ambitious new innovations on their minds, but the real heart of the largest gathering of healthcare professions in the country is actually very small and very personal. After downing an ocean of hot coffee, walking untold miles through carpet...


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WV Hospital Improvement Plan Includes Ambulatory EHR System Rollout

by Kate Monica

West Virginia-based Mon Health Medical Center will implement a new EHR system at its ambulatory care facilities as part of an operations improvement plan (OIP) intended to help the hospital recover from significant financial...

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...

North Carolina Health System to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

North Carolina-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System (CRHS) recently announced it will soon begin a Cerner EHR implementation project to boost care coordination across its acute and ambulatory care facilities. CRHS will also implement...

EHR Patient Data Access Remains Expensive, Challenging for Some

by Kate Monica

While regulators and patient advocacy groups alike have been pushing for improved EHR patient data access in recent months, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found some patients still run up against hefty fees or...

MU Health Care Extends Cerner EHR to 100-Bed Community Hospital

by Kate Monica

Jefferson City-based Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) will implement Cerner EHR with the help of University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in an effort to improve health data exchange and care coordination between organizations. MU...

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid, Grows Patient Engagement Platform

by Kate Monica

Allscripts recently announced it has acquired mobile enterprise patient engagement solutions company HealthGrid Holding Company in an effort to further expand its FollowMyHealth patient engagement solution offerings. The health IT company...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to...

New ONC Guide Supports MyHealthEData, EHR Patient Data Access

by Kate Monica

ONC recently released a new online resource titled “ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records” intended to assist patients and caregivers in more easily accessing EHR patient data per provisions of the 21st Century...

How EHR Use Enables Effective Responses to Public Health Crises

by Kate Monica

Last year, providers at hospitals and health systems across the country faced major care challenges when dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the northern California...

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...

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...

Perry County Memorial Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Missouri will soon begin a Cerner implementation across all acute and ambulatory care sites. The integrated Cerner Millenium EHR will enable providers at the community hospital to access...

Mercy Partners with GoHealth Urgent Care, Extends Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Mercy recently partnered with GoHealth Urgent Care to create a network of 30 co-branded urgent care centers across the Midwest operating on a single, unified Epic EHR system. The partnership will improve patient care delivery and health...

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...

Most Patients Report EHR Technology Improves Quality of Care

by Kate Monica

A new survey found 85 percent of patients believe EHR technology and other technological advances will improve the quality of patient care a great deal. Research from The Physicians Foundation gathered responses from over 1,747 patients...

Mayo Clinic Offers Symptoms Assessment Tool in Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is now offering its secure, web-based symptom assessment tool Ask Mayo Clinic through Epic MyChart to assist patients in managing their own care. The tool is available 24/7 through any computer or mobile device with internet...

Epic Share Everywhere Enables Worldwide Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Epic today announced a new innovation to improve worldwide interoperability with Share Everywhere — a solution allowing patients to authorize any provider with internet access to view their health record. As part of Share...

New Jersey Healthcare Providers Suffer EHR Security Breaches

by Kate Monica

The Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause in New Jersey recently suffered a data breach threatening the security of patient EHRs. While EHRs have made patient information more accessible than ever, the rapid digitization of...

Epic Systems Patient Portal Offers Mayo’s Educational Resources

by Kate Monica

Users of the Epic Systems MyChart patient portal will now have access to patient-facing educational resources developed by the Mayo Clinic. The partnership offers patients more than 18,000 pages of content on more than 4,000 c health...

New NATE Member to Focus on Improving Patient EHR Data Access

by Kate Monica

The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) became an association member of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) to promote patient control over electronic health records earlier this week. Founded in 2006, the alliance is a...

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