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Benefits of Patient-Generated Health Data to EHR Use

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Between completing EHR information and empowering the patient as a part of the care team, patient-generated health data has the potential to be an integral part of enhancing the overall care for an individual. The healthcare industry is making...

CMS Requests Comments on EHR, Health IT Certification Rule

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As one of their final acts of 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a request for information regarding the certification of EHRs and health IT used...

The Biggest Cerner Corp EHR, Health IT Stories of 2015

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As far as EHR vendors go, Cerner Corporation has proven itself a force to be reckoned with. Over the course of 2015, Cerner has shown itself as the major competitor for other top-tier vendors such as Epic Systems, Allscripts, and athenahealth,...

EHR Adoption, EHR Use More Effective in Team-Based Settings

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As EHR adoption becomes more ubiquitous throughout the healthcare industry, one study shows that the cohesiveness of a care team using these technologies can affect patient outcomes. In a retrospective study, Kaiser Permanente Northern California...

Epic Systems, Epic EHR Technology Dominate 2015 Headlines

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Known as the EHR vendor giant, Epic Systems has had quite a year in the news. And when large healthcare organizations -- health systems and hospitals -- are knee deep in EHR selection decisions, Epic’s name is generally on the shortlist....

Success of a Step-By-Step EHR Adoption Approach at HealthNet

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HealthNet, an Indianapolis-based health system, has seen enormous success with its EHR use in the five years that have passed since implementation. Since its EHR implementation, the healthcare organization has managed to successfully transition...

Best Practices for Approaching EHR Optimization Projects

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EHR optimization projects are set to be an industry focus in light of the increased adoption of health IT. This focus is perhaps a natural transition, as providers are realizing that just because a healthcare organization adopts an EHR does not...

Epic EHR Implementation Costs Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Executives at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital remain confident that the near-term financial losses stemming in part from an Epic EHR implementation are only temporary, according to a report in Boston Globe Media's national publication...

Health IT Regulations, Mandates Most Affecting EHR Adoption

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Over the past decade, the EHR marketplace has become a burgeoning industry, with the number of adopters increasing in parallel. Spurring and impacting the latter’s investment in EHR adoption are several pits of federal regulation and mandates....

Will EHR Optimization Projects Take Center Stage in 2016?

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Now that it's December, healthcare organizations and providers are able to reflect on a rather busy year. Coming into 2015, many had concerns about meaningful use requirements such as a full-year reporting period for Stage 2. However, modifications...

75% of Practices with NPs, PAs Have Adopted EHRs

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Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated incorrectly that pratices with APPs were 75 percent more likely to have adopted an EHR technology. Three-forths of practices that employ advanced practice providers (APPs) — such...

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...

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