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Will AAFP Agreement Help Facilitate EHR Vendor Selection?

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Only time will tell whether the offering of a discount by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) of a particular EHR technology will translate into increased EHR adoption among these providers.* Late last week, AAFP struck an agreement...

Allscripts Ties Precision Medicine to Stage 3 Meaningful Use

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The pushback against Stage 3 Meaningful Use over the past few weeks has raised doubts about when the last phase of the EHR Incentive Programs. Delaying its implementation, however, could be detrimental to the future of precision medicine as the...

EHR Vendors Lag Behind in EHR Interoperability, Usability

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The current development approach of most EHR vendors in is unsustainable and warrants a serious reconsideration of the value of application programming interfaces (APIs), according to new research from Chilmark Research. "Routinely referred...

How EHR Replacement Can Support EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use

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Ambulatory EHR replacement has played an important part in helping EvergreenHealth promote EHR adoption among its clinicians as well as put the health system in position to achieve two prestigious recognitions —  Stage 6 on the HIMSS...

Should Patient-Reported Outcomes Be Incorporated in EHRs?

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Both Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs emphasize the need for patient engagement. With the widespread use of certified EHR technology, should patients have the ability to record...

5 EHR Replacement Best Practices for Providers to Follow

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As reported last week by EHRIntelligence.com, the EHR replacement market may experience a 7 percent annual rise due to Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements and increasing needs of the healthcare industry. As providers begin working with new vendors,...

EHR Replacement Market May See 7% Annual Growth Rate

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As computer systems continue to evolve and stronger certified EHR technology is developed, the EHR replacement market will see significant growth over the coming years. Once more healthcare providers begin to implement strategies for Stage 3...

Healtheway Becomes The Sequoia Project, Work Continues

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Less than three years after taking over control of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) and transforming it into the eHealth Exchange, Healtheway is starting a new chapter in the organization's existence, rebranding itself as...

Are Policies, Standards Enough to Boost EHR Interoperability?

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In order to truly strengthen EHR interoperability and advance health information exchange across the medical care sector, federal regulations and standards may not be enough to make a difference. The meaningful use requirements under the EHR...

Bracing for ICD-10 Implementation Deadline amid ICD-9 Shortfalls

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With the ICD-10 implementation deadline only three and a half months away, it is beneficial for healthcare providers to continue their last-minute preparations for the coming ICD-10 transition. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

Usability of Certified EHR Technology Lacking Among Vendors

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When the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use regulations were established under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the steep rise of EHR adoption and implementation brought hope for patient care advocates. After more providers...

Why EHR Systems Use Should be Part of Medical School Education

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With the wide range of healthcare reforms, new health IT implementations, mobile health growth, and ongoing federal policy changes, the medical sphere can be daunting when entering the field as a young physician or nurse. Today, there is much...

Health IT Systems Improve Patient Safety, Workflow in Radiology

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Physician practices, clinics, and hospitals are not the only entities within the healthcare industry to adopt health IT systems in an effort to improve patient health outcomes and the quality of medical services. As reported previously by EHRIntelligence.com,...

Will Altering EHR Incentive Programs Raise EHR Implementation?

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While the HITECH Act and meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have truly increased the number of healthcare providers implementing and utilizing EHR systems, new research suggests that these federal...

Reducing Alert Fatigue Prevents Pharmacy Medication Errors

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Within the healthcare industry, as more health IT systems and EHR platforms were installed over the last few years in order to meet meaningful use requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs, the number of alert notifications that physicians...

Health IT Certification Policies Affect Healthcare Reforms

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Over the last five years, healthcare providers have had to pay greater attention to policy changes, meaningful use requirements, and ongoing ICD-1o transition delays as the nation worked toward reforming the medical sector to greater benefit...

Kareo, McKesson Lead the Way in EHR and Health IT Systems

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When healthcare providers are looking to either implement or upgrade their EHR and health IT systems, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. Ever since the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use requirements were established under...

How to Improve Patient Portal Use in Emergency Care

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Initiatives around patient engagement and the push toward widespread patient portal use are continually being developed throughout the medical care sector. With the federal government establishing meaningful use objectives on patient engagement...

EHR Data Interoperability Needs Strong Security Platforms

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Within the healthcare industry, EHR data interoperability has become all the rage, as medical providers, the federal government, media, and health IT vendors continue discussing the impact and benefits of interoperable, electronic patient records....

Outcomes after ICD-10 Transition Deadline Look Promising

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Those who have had concerns about the coming ICD-10 transition deadline may have less to worry about now that the latest batch of ICD-10 end-to-end testing from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been successful. The acceptance...

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