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Epic Systems, Cerner Among 8 Health IT Companies Recognized by EHRA

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Earlier this week, the trade association announced that Epic Systems, Cerner Corporation, six other health IT companies had agreed to move to Version 2 of the EHR Developer Code of Conduct. Validations tied to the first version, introduced back...

VA Hearing Confirms Plan to Adopt Commercial EHR Technology

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On March 7, 2017 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) confirmed its decision to implement a commercial EHR system in place of previously unsuccessful attempts to construct a homegrown platform. During a House Committee on Veterans Affairs...

Providers, Payers Soon to Implement Digital Transformations

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A growing number of healthcare organizations have set 2018 as the year for putting their digital information initiatives into place, according to recent findings from IDC Health Insights. The survey of more than 280 providers and 50 payers focused...

Mercy Extends Epic EHR Services to Californian Health System

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A recent agreement between Tahoe Forest Health Systems and Mercy Technology Services will allow Mercy to introduce Epic EHR to patients and providers at the California district hospital.  “Our goal was to find a partner with the same...

ACO End-to-End Solutions Go Beyond EHR, Pop Health Technology

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The lack of standardization in implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) has created a demand for solution vendors capable of assisting healthcare organizations in seamlessly adopting these value-based care models. A recent report from...

Survey Shows Differing Views on EHR, Clinical IT Priorities

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Despite progress in the maturation of EHR technology over preceding years, EHR vendors and provider users differ as to improving clinical IT in the years ahead. That is one finding from the 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey released...

NYCHCC Epic Implementation Will Not Hit 2018 Deadline

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The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation will not complete its system-wide EHR implementation by the end of 2018 as planned, according to the New York Post. Spokesman Robert de Luna indicated that the delay would push the project back...

Improving EHR Use, Interoperability, Optimization at HIMSS17

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EHR adoption is at an all-time high after healthcare organizations and providers completed EHR implementation projects over the past several, so it should come as no surprise that numerous educational opportunities health IT’s most recognized...

3 Hospitals Recognized for Highest Level of EHR Adoption

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Several hospitals have recently joined the growing number of healthcare organizations prioritizing streamlined EHR adoption. Specifically, these hospitals are reaching top levels in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model...

First DoD Site Completes Go-Live of New GENESIS EHR System

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The Department of Defense successfully completed the first installation of the GENESIS EHR system at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, Adam Mazmanian of FCW reported earlier this week. Defense Healthcare Management Systems Stacy Cummings...

IHE, PCHAlliance to Launch Joint Interoperability Initiatives

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The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are set to kick off several joint initiatives this year centered on improving health data exchange between EHR and health IT systems. Specifically,...

Rural Hospitals Remain Weak Spot in EHR Interoperability

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Rural hospitals have historically struggled to keep up with larger hospitals in more populated, urban areas in EHR adoption due to lack of financial and technological resources. The cost, time, and technical expertise necessary to fully implement...

Work by Providers, Payers Needed to Advance Healthcare APIs

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While patients have eagerly adopted technology powered by application programming interfaces (APIs) for personal use and health data generation, providers have shown great hesitance. Yet new research suggests healthcare APIs to improve provider...

MACRA Incentives Likely to Increase Physician Health IT Use

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Future financial support as part of MACRA implementation will have a positive effect on small practice health IT adoption and use, according to new research published in the Annals of Family Medicine. That conclusion is the result of a study...

OIG Early Implementation Review Enforces Payment Reforms

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an early implementation review of CMS’s management of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to pinpoint milestones, priorities, and challenges related to QPP implementation and overall payment...

How Health Plans Drive EHR Adoption in Behavioral Healthcare

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Health plans play a notable role in promoting health IT and EHR adoption in behavioral healthcare practices, according to a research team out of Brandeis University. The study sought to identify how health plans can influence EHR adoption and...

Strategies to Better Understand EHR Implementation Barriers

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In order to successfully assess EHR implementation barriers across the industry, health IT professionals must effectively survey healthcare organizations. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, item response...

Midland Health Chooses Cerner for System-Wide Implementation

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Midland Health has selected EHR vendor Cerner Corporation for its clinical, revenue cycle management, and population health management needs, according to a press release. The move will connect the many community clinics and the 474-bed Midland...

Tips for Reversing Physician Burnout Caused by EHR Use

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Commemorating National Health IT Week, President Obama shared that 97 percent of hospitals and 75 percent of physicians across the United States are using EHRs. With the vast majority of hospital and physician EHR implementations already complete,...

Mercy SaaS Service Drives Accelerated Epic EHR Implementation

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With help from Mercy Technology Services, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital has fully completed an Epic EHR implementation in less than a year, a process that usually takes 12 to 18 months, according to a press release. The 98-bed hospital, a part...

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