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CVS Among Newest Additions to Surescripts Medication Service

May 22, 2017 - Surescripts now covers nearly 240 million patients after expanding its Medication History for Panel Management data service to six more pharmacies, the organization announced Monday. The health information network will provide prescription data coverage for over 75 percent of US patients with the addition of pharmacies including CVS Health. Launched in 2016, Panel Management offers pharmacies...


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CVS Among Newest Additions to Surescripts Medication Service

by Kate Monica

Surescripts now covers nearly 240 million patients after expanding its Medication History for Panel Management data service to six more pharmacies, the organization announced Monday. The health information network will provide prescription data...

Physician EHR Changes Improve Test Ordering, Patient Safety

by Kate Monica

A nationwide initiative to cut down on test ordering in hospitals has recently proven to cut costs and reduce instances of patient harm through simple modifications to physician EHR use. The Choosing Wisely campaign, launched by the American...

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...

Vanderbilt Study Shows EHR Use Improves Preventive Medicine

by Kate Monica

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy successfully used EHR data to create one of the first comprehensive catalogs of diseases to help identify patients at risk for...

Why Are So Few Healthcare Providers Using EHR Data Analytics?

by Kate Monica

Despite the healthcare industry becoming more data-driven by the day, new research shows many healthcare providers are ignoring opportunities to gain actionable insights by using EHR data analytics tools. A recent MGMA STAT report finds only...

Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform Ready for Adoption

by Kate Monica

The Regenstrief Institute and AMA recently announced the EHR Clinical Learning Platform is ready for implementation in schools across the country to improve EHR training in medical school curricula. The Indiana University School of Medicine (IU)...

New Policy Should Accomodate Physician EHR Documentation Demands

by Kate Monica

A recent study of physician EHR documentation activities under fee-for-service reimbursement shows that physicians spent less time with patients than anticipated by federal incentive payment programs. Tai-Seale et al. analyzed EHR data and found...

Administrative Burden Remains Top Challenge for Physicians

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Administrative burden, stress, and lack of time made up the top-three challenges facing respondents a survey on physician satisfaction which the American Medical Association (AMA) conducted last month. Despite these and other challenges —...

CDC Data Show Slight Increase in Physician EHR Use in 2015

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to the 2015 National Electronic Health Records Survey, 86.9 percent of all office-based physician use an EHR system, 53.9 percent a basic EHR system, and 77.9 percent a certified EHR system (i.e., certified EHR technology or CEHRT)....

EHR Technology a Key Contributor to Physician Burnout

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A group of top healthcare CEOs is calling on their colleagues across the healthcare industry to address physician burnout as a public health crisis and identified EHR technology as a key contributing factor. “The spike in reported burnout...

EHR Use, Care Coordination Key to Integrated Primary Care

by Sara Heath

As integrated primary care and behavioral healthcare services come to the forefront, healthcare organization leaders must establish strong EHR use to enable better care coordination between the two specialties, finds a study published in the...

How Healthcare Providers Can Improve EHR Patient Safety

by Sara Heath

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks has issued a periodic statement on improving patient safety, reminding end users to always update their EHR software and to ensure accuracy of treatment orders. According to the vendor, patient safety risks are inherent...

Two Adventist Hospitals Recognized for Exemplary EHR Use

by Sara Heath

Two Adventist Health System Hospitals have been recognized with HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 awards, recognizing outstanding EHR use, according to a press release. After implementing its EHR system in 2006, Florida...

Complex Clinical Decision Support May Improve Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems may be able to enhance treatment for patients with multiple, complex symptoms, shows a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The researchers sought to introduce a complex CDS...

Mercy Health System Recognized as Top Epic EHR User

by Sara Heath

Mercy has been recognized as a top EHR user by technology vendor Epic Systems, the health system recently announced. The health system joins three others as Gold Star users. Mercy received this recognition after adding its 700th item to its Epic...

Can Natural Language Processing Boost Clinical Documentation?

by Sara Heath

Numerous reports pointed to EHR use as a contributor to increased physician workloads, specifically citing the time demands of clinical documentation processes. According to a recent study, dictation and natural language processing (NLP) may...

E-Prescribing, EHR Use May Decrease Medication Non-Adherence

by Sara Heath

E-prescribing and physician EHR use may be the key to reducing medication non-adherence, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology. The study, led by researcher Adewole S. Adamson, MD, investigated the frequency of medication non-adherence...

NWU Project for Patient-Reported Outcomes, EHR Integration

by Sara Heath

A consortium of university hospitals led by Northwestern University has received a $6.3 million grant for patient-reported outcomes and EHR integration, according to a recent press release. The grant, awarded by the National Center for Advancing...

EHR Vendors Still Seeing Low Physician Satisfaction Scores

by Sara Heath

Poor usability and lack of desired functionality are causing most physicians to be dissatisfied with their EHR technology, finds a new survey by Peer 60. However, EHR vendors can improve upon this by taking notice of physician satisfaction feedback....

Clinical Decision Support Tools May Improve Kidney Treatment

by Sara Heath

EHR clinical decision support tools might show promise in improving testing and maintenance for chronic kidney disease, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. According to a research team led...

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