Electronic Health Records

Integrated Electronic Health Records

3M to Hold and Build Health Information Systems Business

February 3, 2016 - Five months after 3M announced it was considering strategic alternatives for its Health Information Systems unit, the St. Paul, Minn.-based firm has decided to retain and invest in the business. Although it doesn’t market a standalone electronic health records system, 3M Health Information Systems offers data interoperability products and services, including a controlled medical vocabulary...

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Office-Based Docs Lag in Outward Health Information Exchange

by Frank Irving

While office-based physicians are making progress in adopting certified electronic health records (EHR) systems, only about a third electronically shared patient health information with external providers in 2014, according to a new data brief...

Patients Happy with Doctor Visits But E-connections Lag

by Frank Irving

While patients’ satisfaction with their last office visit is on the rise, doctors could boost their standing with an added dose of health IT integration. Results of a new Harris Poll, released Jan. 20, defined patients as those who had...

Care Coordination Paramount as New ACO Models Roll Out

by Frank Irving

Care coordination and health IT interoperability are fundamentally entwined, with the bind becoming ever-tighter as hospitals, health systems and medical practices venture further into value-based care programs. On Jan. 11, the U.S. Department...

Health IT Makes Strides Toward True Interoperability

by Frank Irving

There’s no debate that achieving true interoperability in healthcare is a tall order. But current and emerging technologies — along with an overriding philosophy of openness where warranted — have healthcare organizations poised...



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