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ONC Launches Health IT Complaint Tool for EHR Users

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has launched a new tool for reporting complaints about certified EHR technology (CEHRT) and health IT. Acting Deputy National Coordinator Jon White, MD, provided details...

Epic EHR Implementation Leads to Cerner EHR Replacement

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Clinicians at two Tucson hospitals will be tasked with learning a new EHR technology after their healthcare organizations were acquired by Banner Health. The decision to implement an EHR replacement technology follows more than $100 million in...

DoD EHR Modernization Project to Impact EHR Marketplace

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A consequence of the Department of Defense EHR modernization project could turn out to be a renewed look into the return on investment for EHR adoption and the costs associated with purchasing an EHR system, according to IDC Health Insights....

Greenway Top EHR Vendor for Primary Care EHR Satisfaction

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A recent Black Book survey of primary care practices and physician EHR users finds Greenway Health to have the highest aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction across 18 different metrics, overtaking Practice Fusion that had held...

Is the Partners Epic EHR Selection Bad for Health IT Competition?

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Close to three years after equating Epic EHR customers to hostages, a former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess is now raising questions about legal implications of Partners HealthCare choosing Epic Systems as its EHR vendor for its sprawling health...

Practice Fusion Continues Growth of EHR Cloud-Based Platform

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With the inking of its latest agreements, free EHR cloud-based solution developer Practice Fusion has exceeded 600 integrated partnerships through its network. Theranos and RadNet are the latest additions to the EHR company’s network, the...

18% of Large Providers Planning EHR Replacement by 2016

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Pundits may have designated 2013 as the original “Year of EHR Replacement,” but the accolade may have been a little premature as providers continue to make the difficult decision to rip out and replace existing EHR infrastructure...

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,...

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