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Regenstrief to Develop Automated Patient EHR Matching Solution

August 9, 2017 - The Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) recently began work to develop an automated patient EHR matching solution, using a new $1.7 million grant.* Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the project was financed by a $2.5 million grant.  During the five-year project, Regenstrief researchers will develop and...


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Most Significant Epic, Cerner Health IT Achievements of 2017

by Kate Monica

Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation solidified their status as top dogs in the health IT industry in 2017. Both health IT companies scored massive contracts this year, with Epic continuing to gain popularity among the private sector and Cerner...

Could Automation Solve the Healthcare Industry’s EHR Problem?

by Kate Monica

As healthcare professionals attempt to navigate an increasingly data-driven, high-tech industry, some providers and patients remain skeptical that increased reliance on EHR systems is the right move. EHRs have their advantages: several studies...

ONC Announces Health Data Exchange Challenge Final Winners

by Kate Monica

ONC today announced the final winners of its Move Health Data Forward challenge promoting solutions for more efficient and secure health data exchange. The three-phase challenge was designed to spur innovators to develop applications centered...

Siemens Partnership Connects Test Results to EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

Siemens Healthineers today announced a partnership with Relaymed aimed at delivering test results to physician EHR systems through point-of-care instruments. The new alliance with Relaymed will give users access to secure, cloud-based services...

WPI Receives $5 million for Health IT Innovation Initiative

by Kate Monica

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recently launched PracticePoint, a healthcare initiative focusing on health IT innovation and development funded by a $5 million grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). The...

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....

Providers, Payers Soon to Implement Digital Transformations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A growing number of healthcare organizations have set 2018 as the year for putting their digital information initiatives into place, according to recent findings from IDC Health Insights. The survey of more than 280 providers and 50 payers focused...

Halamka Offers Guidance for Health IT Implementation, Policies

by Kate Monica

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, MS, recently published comments on the future of national healthcare IT after attending HIMSS17. The list contained 10 guiding principles for maintaining and improving health IT regulations...

ONC Unveils Phase 2 Winners of Health Data Exchange Challenge

by Kate Monica

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) continued its mission of promoting true EHR interoperability through the Move Health Data Forward Challenge, the agency-backed initiative to promote the development...

Work by Providers, Payers Needed to Advance Healthcare APIs

by Kate Monica

While patients have eagerly adopted technology powered by application programming interfaces (APIs) for personal use and health data generation, providers have shown great hesitance. Yet new research suggests healthcare APIs to improve provider...

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act for Healthcare Innovation

by Sara Heath

The House of Representatives has passed the 21st Century Cures Act by an overwhelming majority of 392 to 26.* *Editor's note: President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on December 13. In a statement made by Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),...

Do Gaps in Health IT Security Laws Stunt Technology Innovation?

by Sara Heath

Gaps in privacy and security law may be hindering the development and expansion of health IT and EHR use across the industry, a recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology suggests. The report details...

2017 Federal Health IT Spend Targeted for EHR Modernization

by Sara Heath

Federal health IT spending is on the rise, particularly in the realm of EHR modernization, says a recent report from Govini. A new Govini report details the health IT spending trends in the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department...

Health IT Benchmarking Tool Gives New Insights to Providers

by Sara Heath

As healthcare facilities continue adopting various health IT systems, the demand among CIOs and other IT professionals to see how their systems work in comparison to other practices has grown. To facilitate these insights, Impact Advisors and...

Accelerating EHR and HIT innovation in NY

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The adoption and meaningful use of electronic record records (EHR) as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Programs have dominated most conversations about innovation in the health information technology...

A New Hub for Health IT?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Here in Boston, we call the city Beantown or the Hub, harkening back to the city’s pivotal role in early American history and beans, though it hasn’t been the center of the American world — with the exception maybe of medicine...

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