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How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

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Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider...

Effective HIE Use, Federal Incentives May Save Medicare Billions

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A new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame found health information exchanges (HIEs) could save Medicare billions, reducing healthcare spending by more than $3 billion a year. The study by Idris Adjerid, Julia Adler-Milstein,...

Scribes Improve Physician Satisfaction, EHR Clinical Documentation

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The authors of a new study published in the September issue of Annals of Family linked medical scribes with improving all aspects of physician satisfaction, including satisfaction with patient encounters and clinical documentation accuracy. Gidwani...

AHRQ, PCORI to Fund Learning Health System Research, Training

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The Agency of Research and Quality (AHRQ) is teaming up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to award grants of up to $8 million to nearly a dozen career development programs in an effort to promote a sustainable learning...

Primary Care Doctors Spending 6 Hours Daily on EHR Data Entry

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A new study by the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association (AMA) found primary care physicians spend almost six hours on EHR data entry during a typical 11.4 hour workday. Research by Arndt et al. published in the Annals...

EHR Use, CPOE System Use Common at Majority of US Hospitals

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A study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHSP) found 99 percent of surveyed hospitals participate in EHR use, while about 96 percent of hospitals use computerized prescriber order-entry (CPOE)...

Yale to Integrate State Prescription Drug Data into Epic EHR

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Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have partnered with the State of Connecticut and a technology vendor to integrate data from the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPRMS) into its Epic EHR in an effort...

Cerner Partners with HealthSouth for Improved Care Coordination

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Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthSouth Corporation to form the Post-Acute Innovation Center in Alabama in an effort to develop tools to improve care coordination and patient care management. HealthSouth Corporation is a post-acute...

A Unique Platform for Educating New Doctors on Efficient EHR Use

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Over the past few years, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine began to notice a problem. While EHR technology had become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry, medical school curricula had not evolved to...

ONC Updated Feedback Form Upholds Health IT Certification Integrity

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ONC is allowing providers to more easily submit feedback, concerns, and complaints regarding clinical quality measures and health IT products in an effort to uphold the integrity of ONC health IT certification. The newly updated ONC health IT...

HIE Collaboratives Helping to Advance Health IT Interoperability

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Health information exchange (HIE) collectives and networks-of-networks including eHealth Exchange, CommonWell, and Surescripts help promote secure health data exchange across healthcare facilities nationwide. The Strategic Health Information...

HIE Adoption of ADT Notifications Improving Patient Outcomes

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Health information exchanges (HIEs) can improve clinical efficiency for providers and equip healthcare facilities with vital patient information as individuals move across the continuum of care. For ten years, the Utah Health Information Network...

Healthcare’s Growing Focus on Behavioral Health Data Exchange

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EHR adoption and health data exchange have steadily increased across most care settings as a result of the EHR Incentive Programs. While the benefits of exchanging patient medication histories, visit summaries, and medical condition information...

Rush Medical Seeks $18M for Defective Patient Monitoring System

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Rush University Medical Center is suing the developer of its $18-million patient monitoring system for fraud after the system allegedly proved defective. On August 18, the medical center filed the complaint in federal court accusing Draeger Inc....

Clinical Decision Support Central to Advancing Cancer Care

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Innovations in cancer research and treatment guidelines make clinical decision support (CDS) tools a critical resource for providers. Writing in Oncology Times, Lalan Wilfong, MD, of Texas Oncology identified CDS tools as one of five health IT...

Evidence Supports Push for Social Determinants in EHR Data

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Healthcare organizations today are expanding their ideas of what influences a patient’s health beyond orange pill bottles and family history. Increasingly, physicians are adamant about the underlying influence of social determinants of...

Cerner Ranks Highest for EHR Capabilities in Chilmark Report

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A recent report from Chilmark Research named Cerner Corporation’s EHR system as the best offering for health data analytics-based EHR capabilities over Allscripts, Athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and Epic Systems. The report evaluated the...

NY HIE Seeks HITRUST Certification for Health Data Exchange

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HealtheConnections is working to achieve HITRUST Certification in accordance with the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) to improve secure health data exchange for the 11 counties of central New York. The health information exchange is partnering...

Regenstrief to Develop Automated Patient EHR Matching Solution

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The Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) recently began work to develop an automated patient EHR matching solution, using a new $1.7 million grant.* Editor's note: A previous version of this article...

Top 3 Most Significant Challenges for EHR Optimization Success

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Costly, labor-intensive EHR implementation projects require a full-court press from all hospital staff and health IT experts involved. However, the process of refining and streamlining an EHR system to maintain a level of provider satisfaction...

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