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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA, Congress create panels to oversee Cerner EHR implementation

July 16, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With the recent award to Cerner of a $10 billion electronic health record modernization contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, both the VA and Congress are taking steps to ensure that the implementation of the EHR system receives sufficient […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA looks to leverage EHR data to better evaluate medical products

July 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration wants to take advantage of the real-world data available from electronic health records to more fully evaluate medical products in the post-market setting, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. The agency is seeking $100 […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA efforts to implement Cerner EHR face close scrutiny from Congress

June 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

As the Department of Veterans Affairs looks to implement a new Cerner electronic health record system replacing the agency’s legacy EHR, members of Congress are letting the VA know they are committed to seeing the project through. “$15.8 billion dollars […]


EHR & EMR

The EHR Strikes Back!

June 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

The last few years have been challenging for the electronic health record (EHR). While the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act succeeded in transitioning the US healthcare system mostly away from paper¹, the resulting electronic systems […]


EHR & EMR

AMA: Medical students, residents receive insufficient EHR training

June 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Medical students and residents are not effectively using electronic health records because they continue to receive insufficient training on the systems as part of their formal professional education. That’s the contention of the American Medical Association, whose policymaking body—AMA’s House […]


EHR & EMR

How EHRs Give Time Back to Nurses

May 7, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

It goes without saying that nurses are busy. Caring for patients and keeping up with documentation (amidst their many other clinical responsibilities) takes up the majority of their time and resources. However, there are tools that nurses should add to […]


EHR & EMR

VA says finalizing decision on EHR modernization is priority

April 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Despite its leadership vacancies, the Department of Veterans Affairs insists that finalizing a decision on the agency’s electronic health record modernization is a near-term priority. While acting CIO Scott Blackburn resigned last week and VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

62% of Hospitals are Not Using Patient Information Outside Their EHRs

April 23, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

As nearly every U.S. hospital has an electronic health record system installed, sixty-two percent of¬¬ hospitals aren’t using patient information outside their EHRs in Q1 2018, according to a new survey conducted by Black Book Market Research. The report reveals […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

State Department issues Request for Information on new EHR

April 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The U.S. State Department has issued a request for information for a new electronic health records system, following a failed 2015 EHR implementation with the U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose of the State Department’s RFI is to conduct market research […]


EHR & EMR

Choosing an EHR for its Usability

April 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

The usability of the system is probably the most important factor in making an informed choice of which EHR to use for your practice. Most every bit of software says that it is easy to use, but how can you […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple expands effort to give patients iPhone access to medical records

April 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple has launched an enhancement to its Health app that enables patients at participating U.S. hospitals and clinics to get access to their medical records from multiple providers on their iPhones. Previously, 12 major providers—including Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine and […]


EHR & EMR

EHR usability issues linked to patient harm events

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health record usability issues are linked with potentially serious patient harm events, according to a new analysis conducted by MedStar Health. The study, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, looks at some of the patient safety […]


EHR & EMR

Geisinger taps EHR, genomics to identify high-risk patients

March 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

By combining clinical data from electronic health records with genetic sequencing, Geisinger is making anticipatory medicine—the prevention of early-onset cancer and cardiovascular events—a reality for its patients who are at high risk for these inherited diseases. Geisinger executives contend that […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers say EHRs must be refocused on patient life, health goals

March 21, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health records are poorly designed to support longitudinal, personalized healthcare and must be reconfigured around patients’ life and health goals, providing clinicians with relevant and actionable information that is responsive to patient needs. So argues Zsolt Nagykaldi, associate professor […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

EHR data helps predict opioid use

March 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A prediction model leveraging electronic health record data could be used to help providers identify hospitalized patients who are at highest risk of progressing to chronic opioid use after they’re discharged from the hospital. Researchers at the University of Colorado […]