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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR

End of an Era For Academic Informatics: Demise of the Home-Grown EHR

December 11, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Pick your cliche to describe a major event this past week: Another domino is falling. The dawn of a new era. The news that Vanderbilt University Medical Center, home to one of the most esteemed academic informatics programs in the […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA to spend $10B on Cerner EHR to replace legacy system

December 8, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $10 billion over 10 years to implement a new Cerner electronic health record to replace its decades-old legacy system. By comparison, the Department of Defense in 2015 awarded a $4.3 billion contract to […]


EHR & EMR

Pilot sites to test concept of patients contributing to clinical notes

December 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Four healthcare organizations have agreed to serve as pilot sites for OurNotes, an initiative aimed at encouraging patients and providers to jointly create clinical notes and care plans within a shared electronic health record. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock […]


EHR & EMR

PMI national cohort to leverage common data model for EHR sharing

December 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health records are a critical piece of the massive dataset that the National Institutes of Health intends to gather from a national cohort of 1 million or more Americans, as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative’s All of Us […]


EHR & EMR

ONC to tackle barriers to EHR usability and interoperability

December 1, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The federal government has spent tens of billions of dollars incentivizing hospitals and physicians around the country to adopt electronic health record systems. However, taxpayers have not gotten what they paid for, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Donald […]


EHR & EMR

HHS nominee sees potential of big data, pitfalls of EHRs

November 30, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services contends that by harnessing the power of big data and predictive analytics, the healthcare industry can be made more efficient and lead to better patient outcomes. Alex […]


EHR & EMR

Cerner data center to support DoD and VA EHRs

November 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

As the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs look to create a common shared electronic health record system, the VA is poised to benefit from DoD investments in a Cerner data center that currently hosts the military’s new EHR. DoD’s […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA requests $782M in initial funding for Cerner EHR

November 16, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants House appropriators to designate $782 million of Fiscal Year 2018 funding to kick start the VA’s planned acquisition of a Cerner electronic health record system that will serve as a single common EHR with […]


EHR & EMR

AMA launches efforts to help physicians harness health data

November 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Physicians are overwhelmed by a tsunami of health data that has little clinical meaning. However, the American Medical Association wants to help doctors harness that information to improve patient outcomes. Speaking at this past weekend’s opening session of the 2017 […]


EHR & EMR

The Value of EMRs: Broken Promise or Unintended Consequences?

November 6, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

In the world of healthcare many are tempted to believe in panaceas. There will be a magic bullet that finally cures the worst diseases. There will be a regulatory fix that will bring greater benefits to more people at reduced […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Training: How to Help Users End Frustration, Overcome Fear and Engage

November 2, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

During EHR implementations, trainers are frequently the first to introduce end-users to the new technology. Users often come to EHR training frustrated about the change and nervous about acclimating to a new system. Adding to the pressure they feel, EHR […]


EHR & EMR

EHR fatigue has frustrated doctors looking to cut clinical hours

November 1, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The burden and bureaucracy of modern medicine, not to mention technological frustrations, inflict a toll on U.S. physicians and appear to be major factors influencing their intentions to reduce clinical work hours or leave the profession, according to new research […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

UCSF leverages EHR data to track hospital infections

October 26, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

An informatics team at University of California-San Francisco Health has successfully used electronic health records data to identify the source of hospital infections by tracking the movements of more than 85,000 patients admitted to one of its medical centers. Identifying […]


EHR & EMR

2024 earliest VA will fully implement EHR

October 25, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs will start to install a new Cerner electronic health record system about a year and a half after the VA negotiates a contract with the vendor. However, it will take the agency seven to eight […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Healthcare stakeholders weigh value of claims and clinical data

October 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In healthcare, claims data is often described as a river that is a mile wide but only an inch deep, while clinical data—the analogy goes—is a mile deep and an inch wide. Yet, with the widespread adoption of electronic health […]