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Collaboration Critical for Improving CDI Across Healthcare

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Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) needs are quickly becoming a top issue for healthcare organizations, especially as the push for nationwide interoperability continues to grow. Improving CDI will have long-lasting effects on the...

Different EHR Implementation Strategies May Affect EHR Usability

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The wide array of different approaches healthcare organizations take to EHR implementation projects may have a significant impact on EHR usability, clinical efficiency, task duration, and accuracy, according to a recent JAMIA...

EHR Patient Data Utilized in Mercy, Johnson & Johnson Collaboration

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Mercy and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) have joined together to utilize EHR patient data to evaluate medical device performance. The collaboration will use “real-world clinical data” in an effort to...

Cleveland Clinic Joins Apple Health Records for EHR Patient Access

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The Apple Health Records beta program continues to build momentum as Cleveland Clinic and 27 other hospitals sign on to improve EHR patient access by allowing patients to view their information through iOS devices. “A growing list...

HealthSteps Wins AMA, Google Health IT Innovation Challenge

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HealthSteps won first place and $25,000 Google Cloud credits as part of Google and AMA’s health IT innovation challenge for its mobile health platform enabling health data exchange and access between patients and providers. The...

MHS GENESIS EHR System at Oak Harbor Care Site Passes Inspection

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Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) is the first MHS GENESIS EHR system user to successfully complete a Joint Commission (JC) and Navy Medicine Medical Inspection General (Med IG) accreditation survey and inspection process. In...

MEDITECH Extends CommonWell Interoperability to OH Hospital

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MEDITECH will extend CommonWell interoperability services to Ohio-based Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) to improve health data exchange and care coordination among providers. The non-profit community hospital is among the first to...

Focal Areas for Improving Patient Matching in Provider Settings

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Accurate patient identification is a critical aspect of healthcare, especially as healthcare organizations are implementing new EHRs and connecting to HIEs in the push toward nationwide interoperability. Patient matching issues can occur...

Opioid Roadmap Stresses Regulatory Requirements on EHR Integration

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Adopting electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) through modern regulatory requirements, including improved EHR integration, is one critical solution to opioid abuse, according to the Healthcare Leadership Council’s...

CMS Data Element Library Advances Interoperability, MyHealthEData

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In keeping with the aims of the MyHealthEData initiative, CMS recently launched a Data Element Library (DEL) that supports health data and health IT standardization to improve interoperability. DEL is a free, centralized database that...

Case Study Supports EHR-Integrated Patient Generated Health Data

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Collecting EHR-integrated patient generated health data (PGHD) may help to effectively improve chronic care management for patients with asthma, according to one case study in Nature. Genes et al. prompted four study participants part of...

HealthlinkNY Incentivizing Healthcare Orgs to Engage in HIE Use

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HealthlinkNY has secured connection funding and is currently offering New York-based healthcare organizations up to $89,000 to engage in health information exchange (HIE) use until September 30, 2018. The HIE will offer discounts up to...

Allscripts, Greenway Health, InterSystems Forge New Partnerships

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Allscripts, Greenway Health, and InterSystems each announced new partnerships with health IT solutions providers this week that will leverage patient health data to improve care delivery. In an effort to promote safe prescribing practices...

HIMSS, Health IT Now Weigh In On CMS Opioid Crisis Guidance

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Healthcare industry stakeholders have mixed opinions about recent CMS guidance advising ways states can leverage health IT and EHR technology to address the opioid crisis. A June 11 letter from CMS provided guidance to states about...

athenahealth Mobile App Offers Clinicians Drug Therapy Resources

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Therapeutic Research Center (TRC) recently partnered with athenahealth to provide clinicians and users of athenahealth’s Epocrates mobile app with medication therapy clinical resources and advisory articles for better-informed...

Google Expands EHR Project Leveraging AI, Voice Recognition

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Google is looking to expand an early-stage EHR project part of the Google Brain healthcare group that will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition software to streamline clinical documentation and EHR use for providers,...

How an Alaska HIE is Improving its Patient EHR Matching Strategy

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healtheConnect Alaska — formerly the Alaska eHealth Network — is taking steps to overhaul and optimize its health information exchange (HIE) services with an emphasis on improved patient EHR matching. Problems with patient EHR...

How Google, Microsoft, Apple Are Impacting EHR Use in Healthcare

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Large technology companies are likely going to continue to affect EHR use in healthcare, especially as they file healthcare patents and develop innovative ways to improve patient care. Google, Apple, and Microsoft are just three of the...

AMA Adopts Policy to Expand EHR Use Training in Med Schools

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AMA recently adopted a new policy to promote EHR use training in medical schools as part of an effort to reduce administrative burden associated with clinical documentation and ensure future physicians are adequately prepared to enter a...

UCHealth Innovation Center to Advance Clinical Decision Support, AI

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A new innovation center at Aurora-based University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) will support health IT innovation to improve clinical decision support, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics, as well as advancements in virtual...

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