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Category: EHR & EMR


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 […]


EHR & EMR

Consumers Optimistic that EMRs will Improve Patient Care

October 9, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

About three-fourths of consumers in a recent survey believe that electronic medical records (EMRs) will improve the quality of healthcare in general. The research from The Physicians Foundation, an organization seeking to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of […]


EHR & EMR

10 emerging trends from ONC’s data on EHR systems

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

More provider organizations are using electronic health records systems, according to data reported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Large vendors predominate in the hospital market, while an increasing number of EHR companies serve physician […]


EHR & EMR

20 EHR vendors with the most hospitals implementations

September 28, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology annually gathers data on which vendors have certified technology used by providers that are participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Today’s list looks at hospital data from 2016; Health […]


EHR & EMR

Is Your EMR Too Nerdified?

September 22, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

A common complaint about EMRs is that while they might have technical capability, they might not have real world usability, or be “user friendly”. Thus, you might be able to enter A, B and C; but finding the previous values […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


EHR & EMR

AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them ‘poorly designed and implemented’

September 12, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association. Researchers gleaned their findings from […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Survey: Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

September 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Ninety-nine percent of hospitals across the country now use electronic health record systems (EHRs), compared to about 31 percent in 2003. Computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems with clinical decision support are used by 96 percent of hospitals, according to the ASHP […]


EHR & EMR

Lovelace Health System goes live on Epic EHR

September 6, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Lovelace Health System has gone live with its new Epic system, with all hospitals and clinics are now using Epic for clinical applications, billing, scheduling, registration and more. It has also implemented Epic’s MyChart patient portal, with an app patients […]


EHR & EMR

Are EMR Vendors Really This Clueless?

August 25, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

I know that EMR vendors don’t always understand their end-users as well as they should. That’s a shame, but it’s likely to happen given how far apart their day-to-day lives are. Still, I was truly taken aback by the following. […]


EHR & EMR

Healthcare organizations ask CMS to harmonize EHR requirements

August 23, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

Healthcare organizations praised the CMS for proposing greater flexibility in electronic health record requirements under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System track of MACRA and asked the agency to standardize EHR requirements across incentive programs. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems […]


EHR & EMR

Nurses Still Unhappy With EHRs

August 22, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

A new research report looking at nurses’ perceptions of EHRs suggests that despite countless iterations, many still don’t meet the needs of one of their key user groups. While the statistics included in the report are of some value, the […]


Data Privacy, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Despite Privacy Worries, Consumers Trust Apple With Their Health Data

August 15, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

These days, everyone seems to want access to consumer health data. We’re talking not just about healthcare companies, but also financial firms, insurance companies and technology giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. Consumers have every reason to be concerned how […]


EHR & EMR

Why healthcare must make the shift to Interoperability 2.0

August 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In today’s shifting health industry landscape, as more organizations are going at risk and accountable care organizations continue to proliferate, healthcare providers are searching for ways to improve value-based care metrics to improve their processes. An essential component is a […]


EHR & EMR

Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute to develop and test an automated patient identification tool

August 9, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Backed by a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute is building a new automated tool to accurately match patient records. The five-year grant given to the Regenstrief’s Center for Biomedical […]