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Keys to Successful EHR Selection in a Value-Based Care System

by Kate Monica

While most providers understand the goals of the value-based care system, many still approach EHR selection through a volume-based lens. According to a post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, health IT vendors...

KeyHIE Innovates for Interoperability, Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

Operational since 2005, Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges (HIEs) in the country. The Pennsylvania HIE began with only three participating hospitals but has since expanded...

Standardization, Collaboration Drive Interoperability at Cerner

by Kate Monica

Achieving true interoperability is paramount to maximizing the myriad benefits of health IT and delivering safe, efficient patient care. Federal agencies, healthcare organizations, and health IT companies alike are working to facilitate seamless...

How Surescripts Approaches Patient Safety Improvements

by Kate Monica

Accurate patient identification and data retrieval is crucial to ensuring patient safety in care delivery. The potential repercussions of misidentification range from adverse drug reactions to inadvertent patient harm resulting from unknown allergies...

HealthlinkNY Redefines Role of a Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

HealthlinkNY, the health information exchange (HIE) in central New York, continues to cement its position as one of the leading health information networks currently in operation. A recent study used the HIE headquartered in Binghamton to measure...

Judy Faulkner: Epic Will Offer New Cost-Effective EHR Options

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic EHR products may be in use at the majority of top-ranked hospitals and health systems in the United States, but many smaller organizations balk at the hefty investment and steep price tag involved in adopting the company’s products....

How the EHR Selection Process Influences Specialist EHR Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Key to a successful EHR selection process is meaningful use dialogue between providers and EHR vendors. This is especially true for specialists for whom fewer EHR products are designed and available. That is one of several takeaways from a five-year...

How EHR Cloud-based Solutions Support Provider Independence

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A prevailing opinion in healthcare holds that myriad and increasing regulatory mandates make the task of operating an independent physician practice overly fraught with challenges and  likely not worth the risk. Jeremy Luckett, MD, of Vineyard...

Factors Contributing to Hospital EHR Implementation Success

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More than two years ago, Beebe Healthcare in southern Delaware made an important decision about their health IT infrastructure in deciding on EHR replacement technology to demonstrate meaningful use in the near term and prepare for a transformation...

How EHR Optimization Can Help Reduce Physician Burnout

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The causes of physician burnout are legion — technology, regulation, reimbursement — but the solution may be as simple as completing certain EHR optimization activities. Mississippi's Memorial Hospital of Gulfport is tackling...

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...

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