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Health IT Pros See High Salaries Due to Increased HIT Needs

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The value of health IT professionals may be a leading cause for their high salaries, says a recent study by HealthITJobs.com. In a survey of approximately 700 health IT workers, the job search website determined that the average salary for health...

Maximizing EHR Investments through Clinical Surveillance

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As the timeline for value-based care marches forward, hospitals and health systems increasingly need access to the wealth of patient data that exists within EHR technology and other clinical systems. Success hinges on the ability of technical...

CPSI Acquires Healthland, Expands EHR Technology

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Earlier last week, Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) announced its acquisition of Healthland Holding Inc. According to a press release, CPSI hopes that this merger will strengthen its efforts to improve health IT management systems and...

El Camino Epic EHR Implementation Officially Up and Running

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El Camino Hospital’s Epic EHR go-live is officially underway, according to a recent Mountain View Voice report. El Camino announced its transition to Epic EHR technology back in June of 2014, stating that adopting an Epic EHR system would...

Health IT Outsourcing on the Rise, Black Book Survey Shows

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Health IT outsourcing is growing in popularity as EHR Incentive Programs, ICD-10, and other health IT initiatives continue to drive the healthcare industry. Nearly 73 percent of hospitals with over 300 beds are using outsourced IT solutions,...

Epic EHR Use Not Widespread Internationally, Survey Shows

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Despite having distinct popularity and success throughout the United States, Epic Systems is not necessarily the top-performing EHR product throughout the globe, according to a recent KLAS report. The KLAS Global Performance report breaks down...

Readying EHR Technology for Population Health Management

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The path forward to population health management isn't a straight one for EHR technology which must adapt to new forms of clinical quality reporting and value-based payment. While clinically integrated networks go a long way toward coordinating...

How EHR Use Drives Clinical Quality Reporting, Accountability

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In the right hands, EHR technology can serve as a platform for innovative uses of clinical data to improve patient outcomes. For the most recent recipient of 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award, innovation built on EHR use came after cutting down...

Basic Hospital EHR Adoption Rates Climbs to Nearly 75%

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A look at basic hospital EHR adoption rates between 2008 and 2014 shows that EHR adoption rates have risen 16 percent in the course of a year, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. The study examines hospital EHR adoption data...

The 10 Biggest MEDITECH EHR Implementations in the Nation

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EHR company MEDITECH dates back to the late 1960s founded by the develop of programming language MUMPS. Currently, the Massachusetts-based company has more than 2200 customers across the globe. In the United States, MEDITECH is the EHR vendor...

Epic EHR Latest Addition to Walgreens HIT Infrastructure

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The retail clinic space appears to be a one-horse race now that that a leading pharmacy is scheduled for an Epic EHR implementation in its onsite clinics in the coming year. Late last week, Walgreens announced that its network of more than 400...

Top 10 Allscripts EHR Hospital Implementations

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The past few years have seen many changes at Allscripts from changing leadership to a restructuring of its operations nationally. Most recently, Chicago-based EHR company Allscripts has revealed its plans to make precision medicine a key component...

AHA Gives Recommendations for ONC Interoperability Advisory

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The American Hospital Association is seeking greater insight into the rationale behind many of the choices made by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Exchange (ONC) in choosing best available standards as part of its...

Patient Access to Health Information Low But Interest High

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EHR and health IT adoption play an important role in helping healthcare providers increase the quality of patient care, but a recent Nielson survey shows that patient access to health information has not sufficiently increased as a result despite...

10 Biggest Epic EHR Hospital Implementations in United States

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As one of the most well-known names in the health IT industry, Wisconsin-based EHR company Epic Systems has been adopted by several of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. Not only has Epic been recognized with several awards, such as...

Leveraging EHR Vendor Partnerships for Population Health

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Collaboration is the name of the game for healthcare organizations and providers as they prepare for the future of patient care. Neither population health management nor value-based care is possible without clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders...

10 Biggest Cerner EHR Implementations in United States

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As far as EHR and health IT systems go, one of the most notable vendors is Cerner Corporation. Being used in nearly 18,000 facilities, Cerner has proved itself to be a key vendor in the health IT industry. Furthermore, the vendor has been adopted...

Are the Technical Aspects of EHR Integration Overstated?

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The triple aim of healthcare reform relies on improvements to care coordination that are in turn dependent on the ability of various healthcare organizations to integrate effectively. The task of EHR integration is a challenging one, bringing...

What Cerner Committed to the DoD EHR Modernization Project

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Nearly three months have passed since the Department of Defense awarded the Defense Health Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract to the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health. The award was a big win for Cerner Corporation, the EHR...

Health IT Know-How Essential to More Than Healthcare CIOs

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The growth of health IT adoption and use continues to raise the importance of technological know-how among hospital leadership. According to a recent Black Book survey, knowledge of health IT systems such as EHR technology and data analytics...

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