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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR

EHR data mining identifies undiagnosed genetic diseases

March 16, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new electronic health record data mining technique developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that undiagnosed genetic diseases may be more prevalent in the general population than previously assumed. Researchers mapped the clinical features of more […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Optimization as a Bridge to Population Health Management

March 13, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

In the quest to meet value-based care, population health and quality reporting goals, healthcare leaders face an array of avenues and tactics. While the strategies differ, one constant in virtually all efforts to bring structure to new care delivery models […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

ONC, CMS set their sights on reducing EHR clinical burden

March 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With physicians spending more time entering data into electronic health records and less time engaged in direct patient care, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is making the streamlining of the EHR documentation process and reduction of […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

EHRs get most blame for epidemic of physician burnout

March 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The problem of physician burnout is affecting about 50 percent of practicing doctors, and electronic health records are squarely to blame, according to Michael Hodgkins, MD, CMIO at the American Medical Association. A major contributing factor to this professional dissatisfaction […]


EHR & EMR

Survey: 93 percent of hospital patients can view EHR online

March 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Nearly all hospital patients can view information from their electronic health record online, according to new data released by the American Hospital Association. The AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement for community hospitals collected between November 2016 and April 2017 […]


Data Security, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Groups offer feds a strategy for regulating health IT

February 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now are calling on the federal government to implement a more modern oversight framework for digital healthcare and HIT that reduces burdens for users and technology developers, fostering innovation while ensuring consumer protections. […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

EHRs need better integration with prescription drug monitoring programs

February 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Databases that help states track controlled substance prescriptions are vital to reducing opioid prescribing. However, these systems are not well integrated with the electronic health records that clinicians use, according to Andrew Gettinger, MD, chief clinical officer in the Office […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

HHS taking aim at reducing the administrative burden of EHRs

February 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services is firmly committed to reducing the regulatory and administrative burdens on clinicians who use electronic health records, as required under the 21st Century Cures Act. That’s the message the Centers for Medicare and […]


EHR & EMR

EHRs fall short in reducing administrative costs

February 21, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health records were expected to reduce administrative costs for providers, but a study of a large academic healthcare system with a certified EHR system reveals that the estimated costs of billing and insurance-related activities were substantial and varied depending […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple Health app effort to engage consumers by sharing EHR info

February 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple’s recently announced efforts to enhance the healthcare capabilities of its iPhone Health app represent a jump-start for efforts to advance the coordination of patient care through record sharing. The push has direct implications for Apple’s designs to play a […]


Data Security, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Blockchain not a panacea for managing health records, fed expert says

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While blockchain has a number of potentially promising healthcare applications, including the management of electronic health records, the technology has certain pitfalls that may inhibit its utility. That’s the message delivered on Wednesday to lawmakers by Chris Jaikaran, a cybersecurity […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA leverages EHR data to assess care quality for mini-stroke patients

February 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs is using electronic health record data to assess the quality of care for patients who have experienced a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, effectively replacing labor-intensive and expensive manual chart reviews, the current gold standard […]


EHR & EMR

5 Ways Your Certified EHR Can Help Boost Your MIPS Score

February 5, 2018

Via: EmrAndHipaa

How did you do in the first year of reporting under the Quality Payment Program? Are you expecting a negative payment adjustment under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Or did you only submit the minimum data necessary in 2017 […]


EHR & EMR

Best practices, template improve EHR documentation quality

January 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While the use of electronic health records by providers is nearly universal, it has resulted in major challenges in managing EHR documentation by doctors, who are more likely to include inaccurate, inconsistent and excessive information in progress notes on patients. […]


EHR & EMR

Study: Inaccuracies in EHR Problem Lists Pose Problems for Risk Adjustment

January 22, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Inaccuracies in EHR (electronic health record) problem list–based comorbidity data can lead to incorrect determinations of case mix, according to a study that took place at two southern California Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. For the study, researchers compared EHR […]