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Healthcare Organizations Still Lack National Patient Identifier

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For years, organizations including HIMSS and CHIME have vocalized the need for a national patient identifier. As health IT and health data exchange continue to evolve, the need for a consistent, accurate way to identify patient health records...

VA Pours Resources into EHR, Health IT Modernization Efforts

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working diligently to modernize its health IT infrastructure as it prepares to select a new electronic health record system to replace its existing patient management tools.   Though VistA, VA’s...

Epic Systems Patient Portal Offers Mayo’s Educational Resources

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Users of the Epic Systems MyChart patient portal will now have access to patient-facing educational resources developed by the Mayo Clinic. The partnership offers patients more than 18,000 pages of content on more than 4,000 c health topics....

ONC Seeks Improved Interoperability Standards Measurement

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ONC recognizes the need to push nationwide interoperability further to the forefront of health IT infrastructure. The federal agency recently published a Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework to assess the healthcare industry’s...

7 Trends EHR Vendors Must Address to Survive in 2018

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A new market report addresses areas where EHR vendors will need to improve their systems in order to stay competitive through 2018. According to Kalorama Information, the $28­-billion EHR market dominated by a score large vendors and hundreds...

VA Transfers Paper Records to EHRs in Modernization Effort

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently began the process of digitizing health data from older inactive paper health records to streamline claims processes and reduce the amount of office space used to store physical patient health information....

Arizona Health Information Exchange Rebrands to Continue Growth

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Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), a statewide nonprofit health information exchange operating since 2007, is relaunching under the new brand Health Current. The relaunch and new name are emblematic of the community-based HIE’s significant...

Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform Ready for Adoption

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The Regenstrief Institute and AMA recently announced the EHR Clinical Learning Platform is ready for implementation in schools across the country to improve EHR training in medical school curricula. The Indiana University School of Medicine (IU)...

New NATE Member to Focus on Improving Patient EHR Data Access

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The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) became an association member of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) to promote patient control over electronic health records earlier this week. Founded in 2006, the alliance is a non-profit...

Epic Modules Supporting Care across Healthcare Settings

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Epic Systems offers one of the top-ranked EHR systems in the country as well as a range of products and services to help providers in various specialties deliver quality patient care and meet federal reporting requirements. Not...

Virus-related EHR Outage Forces NY Hospital Back to Paper

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Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility at Terrace View have been battling a virus responsible for EHR outage since Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: Some computers have been restored and ECMC is working to bring the entire...

Health Data Integrity the Focus of ONC Innovation Challenge

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ONC recently announced its new Health Data Provenance Challenge to address health data integrity at the point of care. As part of the contest, the federal agency is inviting participants to develop innovative solutions for determining the...

Putting Epic EHR Data to Work for Quality Improvement

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Quality improvement can be defined in several ways, but federal programs such as the Quality Payment Program tend to define quality based primarily on patient safety and preventable health conditions. Like many other hospitals and healthcare...

Administrative Burden Remains Top Challenge for Physicians

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Administrative burden, stress, and lack of time made up the top-three challenges facing respondents a survey on physician satisfaction which the American Medical Association (AMA) conducted last month. Despite these and other challenges —...

Hospital EHR Use Helps Improve Weekend Health Outcomes

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According to researchers from Loyola University Medical Center, hospital EHR use can counteract the weekend effect, a phenomenon wherein health outcomes for patients following weekend surgeries compared to those of their weekday counterparts....

CDC Data Show Slight Increase in Physician EHR Use in 2015

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According to the 2015 National Electronic Health Records Survey, 86.9 percent of all office-based physician use an EHR system, 53.9 percent a basic EHR system, and 77.9 percent a certified EHR system (i.e., certified EHR technology or CEHRT)....

EHR Technology a Key Contributor to Physician Burnout

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A group of top healthcare CEOs is calling on their colleagues across the healthcare industry to address physician burnout as a public health crisis and identified EHR technology as a key contributing factor. “The spike in reported burnout...

Updated ONC SAFER Guides Encourage EHR Usability, Safety

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ONC has added updated ONC SAFER Guides to its Health IT Playbook in an effort to help providers improve EHR usability and safety at their practices. The ONC SAFER Guides were designed to help providers ensure patient safety when utilizing new,...

Ensuring Patient Concerns Don’t Limit Health Data Exchange

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A new op-ed by former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, addresses the potential for digital health information exchange to dramatically change healthcare so long as providers address patient health data security and privacy concerns....

Patient-Generated EHR Data Aids Communication with Providers

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A safety-net clinic pilot demonstrated the benefits of patient-provider collaboration in EHR technology to patient-provider communication in the exam room. A new study found patient-entered electronic visit agendas between patients and providers...

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