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Hospitals Fail to Meet EHR, Paper Health Records Request Regulations

October 8, 2018 - Regulators should enforce stricter policies related to patient access to health information, according to a recent JAMA study that found many hospitals are not fulfilling federal or state regulations related to patient EHR and paper health records requests. This finding comes as federal entities work to advance the aims of the MyHealthEData initiative, which is intended to improve EHR...


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Epic EHR Fuels Yale New Haven Hospital Care Coordination Center

by Kate Monica

Yale New Haven Hospital is using Epic EHR to provide detailed data about patient health, available beds, bed-cleaning time, transport time, hospital safety, and quality to streamline processes at its care coordination center, according to...

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...

Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

by Kate Monica

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and...

Full ONC SAFER Guide Implementation Low, EHR Safety Can Improve

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations looking to improve EHR safety and usability can look toward ONC SAFER Guides that were updated in 2017. However, a recent study found that adherence to recommended EHR safety practices is low, even with...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

by Kate Monica

Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of...

50% of Physicians Want Better Access to Patient Data in EHR Use

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations may need to address physicians’ EHR use and how easily they have access to patient data if a recent Surescripts survey is any indication. Half of the 300 US physicians surveyed said they are very or...

Reducing EHR Notifications Enables More Efficient EHR Use

by Kate Monica

Reducing low-value EHR notifications cut EHR use for primary care providers at VA healthcare facilities by 1.5 hours per week, according to a recent study. Researchers affiliated with TNT Health Enterprises, VA Sunshine Network, VA...

Google Study Uses Entire Patient EHR for Predictive Analytics

by Kate Monica

A recent study by researchers from Google, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) found representations of a comprehensive patient EHR using Fast Healthcare...

Diagnostic EHR Data Sharing in Health Systems Improves Outcomes

by Kate Monica

A recent study ties hospital and health system sharing of diagnostic EHR data to lower patient mortality rates and improve health outcomes. Researchers studying CMS and AHA data published their findings in the American Journal of Managed...

EHR Data Useful for Measuring Low-Value Clinical Service Overuse

by Kate Monica

EHR data can be useful for accurately measuring overused clinical services and low-value testing, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). A research team led by Thomas Isaac, MD, extracted...

Jones Memorial Recovers From EHR Downtime Due to Cyberattack

by Kate Monica

Jones Memorial Hospital (JMH) officials recently announced its systems are back online after a period of EHR downtime lasting about two weeks. A cyberattack at the Wellsville hospital forced staff to temporarily revert to manually...

Steward Health System Expands MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Steward Health Care System recently announced eight of its hospitals in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida will implement MEDITECH Web EHR by 2018. The health system has been a MEDITECH EHR user for 19 years. MEDITECH’s...

What Are the Top Hospital Ambulatory EHR Systems?

by Kate Monica

The ambulatory EHR market is crowded with a variety of product offerings from huge enterprise EHR vendors such as Cerner and Epic to smaller and specialty EHR companies including Pulse Systems and CPSI’s Healthland. Federal...

UVA Researchers Recommend Using EHRs for Reduced Medical Testing

by Kate Monica

Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System and other universities have developed a plan to cut unnecessary medical testing in an effort to save money and improve patient safety, satisfaction, and health outcomes in part...

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...

96% of Paragon EHR Users Confident About Allscripts Acquisition

by Kate Monica

A recent Black Book survey found 96 percent of surveyed Paragon users are confidently optimistic the Allscripts acquisition will improve daily clinical and operational processes and benefit their healthcare organizations. Black Book...

WI Hospital Launching Epic EHR Replacement After 2 Years of Prep

by Kate Monica

Tomah Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Wisconsin will go live with its Epic EHR replacement on October 1 to improve clinical efficiency after nearly two years of planning. TMH officials stated the nearly $3-million EHR replacement process will...

Cerner Named Top EHR Vendor for IT Outsourcing by Black Book

by Kate Monica

A new Black Book survey puts Cerner Corporation atop all EHR vendors for it end-to-end, complex health IT outsourcing solutions in hospitals and physician groups across the United States. Researchers polled 1,587 health IT users currently...

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...

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