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Moving from EHR Fragmentation to EHR Optimization in Miss.

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Memorial Hospital of Gulfport currently finds itself in the position of improving inefficiencies in its EHR use following years of health IT maturation at the Mississippi health facility. The EHR optimization process represents a marked departure...

Leveraging Health IT for Clinical Documentation Improvement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Well before the implementation deadline for ICD-10 last October, clinical documentation improvement was a well-established aim of healthcare organizations and providers seeking gains in both clinical efficiency and data integrity. Now with the...

Epic EHR Patient Portal Gets Interoperability Makeover, CEO Says

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Will Carequality Lead EHR Vendors to EHR Interoperability?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Sequoia Project and Carequality have taken significant steps forward in advancing EHR interoperability by brokering agreements with several health IT vendors to implement its framework for point-to-point health information exchange. Five...

How Changes in Primary Care Delivery Impact EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The EHR selection process is about choosing the right tool for the right purpose. If EHR technology is to support care delivery, then its functionalities must be well suited to the clinical workflows of its end-users. This is hardly a reality...

Health Information Exchange to Build on 2015 Advancements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Interoperability and health information exchange are deeply intertwined. While advancing interoperability should enabled the more efficient exchange of health information, health data exchange is already taking place through the leveraging of...

Success of a Step-By-Step EHR Adoption Approach at HealthNet

by Sara Heath

HealthNet, an Indianapolis-based health system, has seen enormous success with its EHR use in the five years that have passed since implementation. Since its EHR implementation, the healthcare organization has managed to successfully transition...

Will EHR Optimization Projects Take Center Stage in 2016?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Now that it's December, healthcare organizations and providers are able to reflect on a rather busy year. Coming into 2015, many had concerns about meaningful use requirements such as a full-year reporting period for Stage 2. However, modifications...

New EHR Interoperability Framework Touted as Game-Changer

by Sara Heath

Carequality has officially released its Carequality Interoperability Framework to streamline interoperability and health information exchange across the healthcare industry. According to a public statement, the Carequality Interoperability Framework...

Prepping Health IT for Population Health, Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Population health management and value-based care center on risk. For the former, the key is to identify and limits the health risks of a particular patient population. For the latter, the whole point is prevention while maintaining a high level...

Are the Technical Aspects of EHR Integration Overstated?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The triple aim of healthcare reform relies on improvements to care coordination that are in turn dependent on the ability of various healthcare organizations to integrate effectively. The task of EHR integration is a challenging one, bringing...

Impact of ICD-10 on Small Provider EHR Use, Reimbursement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare providers of all sizes are stuck playing the waiting game following the ICD-10 transition on October 1 relative to reimbursement. As family practitioner Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, tells EHRIntelligence.com, the true indication of a successful...

Has the Meaningful Use Final Rule Levelled the Playing Field?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While the modifications to meaningful use requirements between 2015 and 2017 are now indeed final, eligible providers must still contend with a tight window for pulling together the necessary meaningful use data and completing meaningful use...

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