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Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

April 12, 2018 - Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from physicians and staff combined with strong support from administration and our board of directors, we are beyond excited to begin using Cerner’s...


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Rural Illinois ACO to Implement Cerner Population Health Platform

by Kate Monica

Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) recently selected Cerner HealtheIntent to serve as its population health management platform in an effort to improve care quality for Medicare patients statewide. The accountable care...

Most Healthcare Execs Doubt EHR Use Can Support Population Health

by Kate Monica

EHR systems do not yet have the necessary capabilities to support population health management and value-based care, according to a recent study published by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Health Research Institute (HRI).  The study...

MIT Implements Cerner EHR, Population Health Management

by Kate Monica

MIT Medical is set to implement Cerner Millennium EHR as well as the health IT company’s population health management platform in an effort to streamline clinical, financial, and population health management at the...

CIOs Set to Channel Future Spending Toward EHR Optimization

by Kate Monica

The industry-wide push for EHR adoption led to hasty EHR implementations which in turn have healthcare CIOs focused on EHR optimization efforts. According to a KPMG poll of more than a hundred College of Healthcare Information Management...

Improving EHR Use, Interoperability, Optimization at HIMSS17

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR adoption is at an all-time high after healthcare organizations and providers completed EHR implementation projects over the past several, so it should come as no surprise that numerous educational opportunities health IT’s most...

AMA, Health2047 to Make Health IT Focused on the Physician

by Sara Heath

The driving force behind the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) $15 million investment in the startup Health2047 is to work on health IT that is going to benefit the physician and the patient, according to James L. Madara,...

Increased Physician EHR Use Tied to Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Increased physician EHR use could help alleviate the problem of medication non-adherence from chronic disease patient populations, recent research suggests. A team of researchers observed the effect of physician EHR use and...

Do Certified EHR Technology, Alerts Risk Patient Safety?

by Vera Gruessner

After the HITECH Act was passed and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were established, healthcare providers began computerizing their patient records and adopting certified EHR technology in an effort to promote care....

Is Adoption of Health IT Systems Possible in Rural Towns?

by Vera Gruessner

The implementation of health IT systems may have had greater success in larger hospitals and within big cities. At the beginning, however, rural areas had more difficulty implementing EHR technology and health IT systems. In order to...

ONC Hopes to Move beyond the EHR for True Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Electronic health records are only the first piece in the population health puzzle, says JASON in a new report. The Office of the National Coordinator is focused on a lot more than increasing adoption of electronic health records these...

Why Thorough EHR Adoption Must Precede Population Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While the healthcare industry is certainly moving away from volume to value and working to manage the health of patient populations, it does not have sufficient depth of EHR adoption to support next-generation care delivery. Proponents and...

With FTC approval, Cerner nears completion of Siemens deal

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Cerner Corporation received favorable news from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that pushes it closer to completing its acquisition of Siemens Health Services, the Kansas City-based EHR and health IT company revealed Friday. According...

Cerner’s Siemens deal aims at interoperability, pop health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Cerner Corporation has agreed to shell out $1.3 billion in cash to acquire Siemens Health Services, the health IT division of the international company. At a high level, the acquisition will give Cerner access to healthcare markets where...

Wearable Devices, mHealth Can Lead to True Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Smart watches, mHealth apps, and Bluetooth scales may just be edging into the social consciousness as a viable way to monitor personal health and manage chronic diseases, but EHR developers have been eyeing these technologies for some...

ONC targets 2024 for full health IT interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has set its sights on 2024 as the target for achieving system-wide interoperability in the United States, according to ten-year plan published recently by the...

Number of primary care providers low but holding steady

by Jennifer Bresnick

Specialty providers consistently outnumber primary care providers on a state-by-state basis, says new data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but the number of PCPs has held relatively steady over the decade between 2002 and 2012...

How Population Health, Payment Reforms Impact Telemedicine

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Whether the payment model is based on fee-for-service or value-based care, telemedicine providers continue to face challenges in ensuring that their services are reimbursed appropriately. In many ways, the evolving landscape of healthcare...

Where Do Payers Fit into Population Health Management?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Successful population health management is not possible without data. The form that information takes depends on the role being played by a particular player in population health management: provider, patient, or payer. With passage of the...

Optimizing a replacement EHR for population health management

by Jennifer Bresnick

After selecting a new EHR vendor, implementing properly certified products, and getting staff members up to speed on the brand new technology, providers will be eager to explore everything that their replacement EHR has to offer.  As...

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