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6 Use Cases for EHR Data Utilization in Public, Community Health

December 7, 2017 - EHR data could allow for dramatic improvements in addressing community health challenges, according to a recent report released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers presented six use cases to illustrate how EHR data could help public health agencies make progress on childhood asthma – a common and preventable chronic illness....


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EHR Clinical Decision Support Alerts Increase HPV Vaccination

by Kate Monica

Physicians using EHR systems with clinical decision support are more likely to lead to the ordering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines when alerts are included, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). Bae...

Health Data Exchange Initiative to Focus on Public Health

by Kate Monica

Two organizations recently announced a new National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC) aimed at improving interoperability and collaboration between health and human services in the US. With the help of a $12 million grant from the Kresge Foundation,...

CommonWell Members to Build Healthcare APIs to Expand Service

by Kate Monica

CommonWell Health Alliance is set to expand as its existing services with agreements from 14 new members committed to building new healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) for the health data exchange platform. “Although there...

PA Doctors Win Big in Health Information Exchange Contest

by Sara Heath

A group from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has won a national competition for building technologies supporting health information exchange between hospitals and public health agencies, according to a recent press release. The...

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