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EHR Integration Aided with Patient Intake Management

July 3, 2018 - Healthcare organizations can greatly benefit from EHR integration tools, such as patient intake management solutions that eliminate duplicative processes and also raise patient satisfaction levels, a recent KLAS report determined. Additionally, increasing efficiency and improving data capture can directly impact an organization’s finances, researchers stated in the Patient Intake Management...


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AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs. Researchers can develop and...

Focusing on Patient Care to Fuel Healthcare Interoperability

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Having true healthcare interoperability nationwide has been a key goal for industry stakeholders for years, and recent federal initiatives and evolving technologies are helping to accomplish that goal.   Different healthcare organizations...

What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

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Health information exchange (HIE) will be critical for improving interoperability, especially as technology continues to evolve and the options for transferring and receiving information increase. Along with having the necessary tools for HIE...

4 Key Areas to Watch in Healthcare Interoperability

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Technology is ever-evolving, and with that evolution comes an increasing amount of data. Healthcare interoperability is a way for organizations to utilize information and ensure that patients can receive proper care, even if they move from one...

Stronger Patient Data Access Improves Overall Care Process

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With technology continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, working towards more seamless healthcare interoperability remains a top priority for healthcare organizations. Having a stronger patient data access process is often hailed as a way to improve...

Industry Collaboration Can Improve Healthcare Data Inaccuracies

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Broad collaboration between numerous healthcare stakeholders is crucial for developing an efficient and sustainable system that can cut down on healthcare data inaccuracies, according to a report from the Provider Data Action Alliance. The group...

Refining Patient Matching Process for Stronger Health Data Exchange

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Healthcare organizations understand that patient matching is an important aspect of the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, but providers must ensure they have the right tools to accurately identify patients and then match...

How DirectTrust Can Aid Providers with FHIR, Health Data Exchange

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Healthcare organizations leveraging DirectTrust can also use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for more seamless and secure health data exchange, DirectTrust explained in a recent webinar. FHIR defines a web application...

Can Enhancements to Patient EHRs Tailor PDMP Risk Indicators?

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Being able to sort data within patient EHRs, implementing maps that show distances between patients, prescribers, and pharmacies, and having graphical displays of patients’ controlled-substance prescription use could all potentially help...

States Could Utilize AI for Improved Healthcare Interoperability

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There are numerous obstacles to seamless healthcare interoperability at state health and human services (HHS) enterprises, but utilizing new data analytics options could prove fruitful in improving patient outcomes, recent research found. Specifically,...

Interoperability Key in EHNAC Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

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WEDI, SAFE-BioPharma Association, LLC, eHI, and eP3 Foundation are collaborating with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) to launch a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to further improve healthcare...

Patient Data Access Next Step in Healthcare Interoperability

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The push for nationwide healthcare interoperability has been fueled by organizations integrating EHRs and working toward as smooth of a transition as possible into the digital era. Now that the technological aspect is there, it is becoming increasingly...

Health Information Exchange Hindered by Patient Matching Issues

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Clarifying the unique patient identifier to enable patient matching is critical to ensure the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, and the federal government must take strides to aid the private sector in these efforts,...

Surescripts Sees Health Data Exchange Growth with 26% Increase

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The Surescripts interoperability network saw a 26 percent increase in its secure health data exchange transactions in 2017, enabling 13.7 total transactions, the company reported in its 2017 National Progress Report. Surescripts increased the...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Will Have Immediate Impact

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Health system executives at each of the 12 organizations that were early adopters of Apple Health Records predict that the EHR data viewer will have an immediate positive impact on patient engagement, interoperability, and health IT innovation,...

Allscripts EHR Receives Top Rankings in Interoperability, RCM

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Healthcare systems utilizing EHR-centric vendors and single-source solutions reported higher satisfaction ratings, with Allscripts EHR coming home with the highest ranking in Black Book Research’s Q1 2018 poll. The majority of hospital...

Alabama HIE Joins SHIEC to Improve Rural Health Data Access

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced Alabama One Health Record has joined its membership to improve health data access and patient care delivery for patients in rural, underserved areas. The health...

EHR Interoperability Issues Plague 36% of Medical Record Admins

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There has been small improvement in medical record administrators being able to exchange patient health records with other providers, with 36 percent stating they have EHR interoperability issues with that task, according to recent Black Book...

DirectTrust Health Data Exchange Transactions Up 90% in One Year

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DirectTrust recently reported that the first quarter of 2018 has seen health data exchange transactions hit 47.8 million, which is an increase of approximately 90 percent over the same time frame in 2017. Healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust...

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