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Nebraska Research Hospital To Launch MEDITECH EHR Implementation

January 25, 2019 - Nebraska-based Boys Town National Research Hospital recently made the decision to begin a MEDITECH EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve revenue cycle management and behavioral healthcare delivery. The hospital specializes in clinical and research programs centered on childhood deafness, language development, and communication disorders. Boys Town will launch...


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Michigan State Police Request Access to State PDMP Data

by Kate Monica

Michigan State Police are requesting that lawmakers grant them increased access to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to leverage health data about controlled substance use to combat the opioid crisis, according...

Minnesota Enables EHR Integration of PDMP Data for Safe Prescribing

by Kate Monica

Healthcare providers and prescribers across Minnesota now have the opportunity to leverage EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to make safer prescribing decisions. The state PDMP recently went live with Appriss...

Physician-Led HIEs Gain Access to Opioid Dashboard Health IT Tool

by Kate Monica

Physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana will now have access to an opioid and controlled substances health IT tool designed to promote safer...

EHRA Publishes EHR Implementation Guide for Opioid Prescribing

by Kate Monica

Volunteer members of the EHR Association (EHRA) have developed a guide to help healthcare organizations apply the 12 recommendations outlined in CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to EHR implementations. CDC...

NC Department of Health Enabling EHR Integration of PDMP Data

by Kate Monica

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is taking steps to promote safer prescribing practices across the state by enabling EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data. NCDHHS will...

MEDITECH Launches EHR-Integrated Prescription Pricing Tool

by Kate Monica

Users of MEDITECH Expanse now have access to an EHR-integrated pricing tool to better manage the cost of their care. MEDITECH announced DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck solution will be integrated into MEDITECH Expanse as a real-time...

Allscripts Making Progress Toward Closing Sale of Netsmart Stake

by Kate Monica

After generating significant interest from a group of financial sponsors, Allscripts has made the decision to hire financial advisors to execute a more formal sale of its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company...

eClinicalWorks Launches New EHR-Integrated Opioid Risk Tool

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks recently launched a new EHR-integrated Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) designed to assess a patient’s risk for opioid misuse and enable providers to address potential cases of substance use disorder in accordance with treatment...

Most Providers Look to EHR Vendors to Address Opioid Management

by Kate Monica

The vast majority of healthcare organizations expect their EHR vendors to assist in addressing the opioid crisis, according to a new KLAS report. KLAS interviewed 117 clinical and managerial executives from healthcare organizations of...

PDMP Use More Burden, Less Blessing Without EHR Integration

by Kate Monica

Under pressure to stall the rising death toll associated with the opioid epidemic, CMS and state regulators have pushed the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as a way to ensure healthcare providers understand a...

Cerner Launching EHR-Integrated Opioid Toolkit for Safe Prescribing

by Kate Monica

Cerner is launching a new suite of EHR-integrated health IT tools in the coming weeks designed to promote safer prescribing practices among clinicians in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. At the 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC),...

How Surescripts Lays the Foundation for a Value-Based Care System

by Kate Monica

Stakeholders in the public and private sector have their sights set on delivering high-quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs through the establishment of a value-based care system. The...

New eClinicalWorks, Allscripts EHR Tools Boost Health Data Access

by Kate Monica

eClinicalWorks and Allscripts each released new EHR tools designed to improve health data access for providers for better-informed clinical decision-making at the point of care. A new health IT solution from eClinicalWorks called Prizma...

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Use Mandatory for CA Docs

by Kate Monica

California physicians and prescribers must query the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) before prescribing opioids or other controlled substances, according to newly-passed state legislation. The new law is part of...

Health Information Exchanges in FL, CT Combatting Opioid Overuse

by Kate Monica

Providers across Florida and Connecticut are working to curb opioid overuse and opioid-related deaths by integrating prescription drug data into health information exchanges (HIEs) and encouraging providers to closely monitor patient...

MEDITECH Offers Users EHR-Integrated PDMP Link through Expanse

by Kate Monica

In an effort to reduce provider burden and improve clinical efficiency, MEDITECH will now offer users of its Expanse EHR solution access to an EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) link. MEDITECH collaborated with...

Researchers Doubt Clinical Efficiency, Effectiveness of PDMP Use

by Kate Monica

A team of researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center determined prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use negatively affects clinical efficiency without offering much benefit as a tool for reducing opioid prescribing for...

Few WI Providers Using EHR-Integrated PDMP Link to Full Potential

by Kate Monica

Most users of Wisconsin’s EHR-integrated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) are not taking full advantage of all features of the PDMP system, according to a recent user survey by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and...

MI Physicians Struggle to Access Patient EHRs Through State PDMP

by Kate Monica

Less than half of Michigan physicians can access the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through their EHR systems a year after the state spent $2.8 million upgrading the PDMP to support EHR integration. Michigan state...

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