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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...

NIST Ties Limited EHR Usability to Patient Safety Risks

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidance for ensuring patient safety by improving EHR usability. The results from a technical evaluation, testing, and validation of EHR usability list three "major...

ONC Addresses 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Questions

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After releasing the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification final rule, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) held a webinar reviewing the finer points of the rule. In addition to hosting the webinar, the ONC released a slideshow...

MU Health Wins HIMSS Davies Award for Health IT, EHR Use

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An overarching goal when utilizing health information technology is to improve quality of patient care while reducing overall healthcare costs and spending. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recognizes success...

EHR Use a Top Patient Preference in the Doctor’s Office

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Although EHR use offers a wide array of benefits, including increased care coordination and lower healthcare costs, a recent survey shows that perhaps these digital systems are not being utilized to their fullest potential. The Connected Care...

Epic EHR Implementation a Factor in UK Patient Safety Risks

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The recent fall from grace of the United Kingdom's Cambridge University Hospitals Trust has raised concerns about the role its Epic EHR implementation played in receiving a lower grade from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The English independent...

Certified EHR Technology Use Reaches 74% of Physicians

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New data published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology shows high levels of office-based physician EHR use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) and even greater EHR adoption numbers in 2014. The most recent...

Providers Look to Healthcare Analytics But Lack Strategy

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Despite significant interest in leveraging healthcare analytics, few healthcare organizations have the necessary strategy for blending financial, operational, clinical, and other data effectively, according to a recent Deloitte Center for Health...

How to Incorporate Social, Behavioral into EHR Technology

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The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is calling for the inclusion of social and behavioral health data into the electronic health record in order to complete the digital picture of a patient's health and inform improved care decision-marking....

ACOs Facing Clinical Data Integration, Exchange Challenges

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Access to external clinical data and clinical data integration stand out as the top challenges facing accountable care organizations, according to results from a recent eHealth Initiative and Premier Inc. survey of 69 ACOs. More than three-quarters...

Leidos DoD EHR Modernization Team Adds EHR Training Group

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The team charged with bringing the Department of Defense (DoD) EHR modernization project to fruition has added a new member with the purpose of ensuring that the commercial EHR technology fits in a military healthcare environment. Clinovations...

Epic EHR Implementation Leads to Cerner EHR Replacement

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Clinicians at two Tucson hospitals will be tasked with learning a new EHR technology after their healthcare organizations were acquired by Banner Health. The decision to implement an EHR replacement technology follows more than $100 million in...

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