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Report Ranks Top Five Best, Worst States for EHR Adoption

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A recent report by the Center for Data Innovation ranked each state based on its rate of EHR adoption and provided recommendations on how policymakers can enable more efficient data use. Data innovation—specifically in the healthcare industry—is...

Most Significant Epic, Cerner Health IT Achievements of 2017

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Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation solidified their status as top dogs in the health IT industry in 2017. Both health IT companies scored massive contracts this year, with Epic continuing to gain popularity among the private sector and Cerner...

Pew Calls on VA to Prioritize Health Data Exchange, Safety

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In a recent letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Pew Charitable Trusts has called on Secretary David J. Shulkin, MD, and the federal agency to prioritize health data exchange and patient safety in its forthcoming EHR implementation....

EHR Use Nearly Universal in Hospital Outpatient Practices

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EHR adoption is nearly universal in hospital-owned outpatient practices as of 2017, according to the latest research from HIMSS Analytics. The 9th Annual Outpatient PM and EHR Study pulled data from myriad sources, including a web-based survey...

Nephrology HIE Adoption Leads to Improved Care Coordination

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A recent study found connecting to an HIE can assist in overcoming information gaps in patient care and improve care coordination for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in need of ongoing dialysis. A collaborative effort between Quality...

CHIME to Take Over Annual Healthcare Most Wired Study

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will now be in charge of conducting the annual healthcare Most Wired hospitals study. CHIME will take over all aspects of the survey and benchmarking program starting next year....

DoD Cerner, NYCHH Epic Implementations Achieve Milestones

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Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor in Washington State completed its Cerner implementation of the Military Health System’s GENESIS EHR technology over the weekend, the Kansas City-based EHR company announced on Monday. The DoD MHS site providing...

UK Hospital Earns Most Wired for Use of Epic EHR Technology

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Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and its eHospital platform designed by Epic Systems has earned the two-hospital system the designation of Most Wired from the American Hospital Association, the hospital trust recently announced. CUH became...

Mayo Clinic Begins Launch of $1.5B Integrated Epic EHR System

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Mayo Clinic recently started work on launching a $1.5-billion project to integrate all of its patient health records into a single Epic EHR. The healthcare organization contracted Epic Systems to provide a single system to house more than 200,000...

Physicians Divided on Benefits of EHR Implementation, Use

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Physicians across the healthcare industry continue to voice contradictory opinions on whether EHR implementation and use are beneficial or detrimental to patient care. Canadian physicians Drew Digney, MD and Ben Williams, MD recently penned an...

Epic Competitor Cerner Wins $33M Contract with Wisconsin DHS

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has chosen Epic Systems competitor Cerner Corporation for a $33-million contract to provide its EHR system. Cerner recently signed the ten-year contract to provide an electronic health data storage...

EHR Adoption Driving Need to Update Human Research Rules

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD requesting the implementation of the updated Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule) to keep pace with rapid...

Senators Request Timeline for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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Earlier this week, three senators submitted a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin and Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary James Mattis requesting further information on the VA EHR replacement, including a projected...

Enabling the IT Help Desk to Support Effective EHR, HIT Use

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In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users and...

Doctor Shares Components of a Successful EHR Implementation

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In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group Robert M. Pearl, MD relayed his experiences installing an Epic EHR system ten years ago and the factors responsible for a successful EHR implementation....

VA Receives $65M in Funding for Cerner EHR Implementation

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The House Appropriations Committee recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, allotting $78.3 billion in discretionary funding for VA healthcare modernization and improvements....

EHR Use, Health Data Exchange to Thrive Despite ACA Repeal

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A recent article in Harvard Business Review outlines opportunities for patients and providers to improve the healthcare system despite the imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among other observations, authors Frank Baitman and Kenneth...

Most Clinicians Lack Mobile Clinician Decision Support Tools

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A rift has developed between what technologies CIOs know their hospital staff need in order to improve patient health outcomes and what hospital staff have been given. A recent survey designed by Spok asked over a hundred CIO members of the College...

San Diego EMS Gains Access to EHR Data with ONC SAFR Model

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An EMS organization in Orange County, CA has begun efforts to engage the recently published ONC Search, Alert, File, and Reconcile (SAFR) model for instant health information exchange that will grant access to patient EHR data at the scene of...

Epic, Cerner Beat Out MEDITECH in Small Hospital EHR Adoption

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A new KLAS report on the small hospital EHR adoption landscape shows that organizations under 200 beds are scooping up electronic health records from Epic, Cerner, and athenahealth at a rapid rate.   According to the report, hospitals with...

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