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EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities. That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI algorithm predicts aneurysm risk from EHR, genetic data

September 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Stanford researchers are able to predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm by using an artificial intelligence algorithm that combines genome-sequence information and electronic health record data. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, published September 6 […]


Regulatory

FDA looks to bolster regulatory decisions using real-world data

September 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is ramping up its efforts to leverage billing, claims, EHR and registry data to better inform the agency’s regulatory decisions regarding drugs and other medical products. This real-world evidence (RWE) could help to “answer questions […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

Congressman voices concerns about VA Office of EHR Modernization

August 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Responding to the recent departures of senior leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House subcommittee chairman is worried that the VA office in charge of EHR modernization is floundering. Last month, the VA established the Office of Electronic […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

Multiple EHRs, lack of interoperability hamper Next Generation ACOs

August 29, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Next Generation ACOs have shown promise to reduce spending without limiting quality, significant health IT challenges may curtail their potential. The new ACO models did well in their first performance year, according to a new evaluation report from the Centers […]


EHR & EMR

Three Ways to Revolutionize EHR With Blockchain

August 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

When it comes to EHRs, physicians tend to take them as a necessary evil. While health specialists struggle to work with clogged and slow legacy systems, they can’t just quit on using them. EHRs help aggregate patient data, allowing physicians […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

HHS awards $125M to bolster the use of IT by health centers

August 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $125 million in quality improvement grants throughout the country. The agency says the funds will be used to upgrade the health information technology at 1,352 health centers in all 50 states, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Program testing EHR role in speeding organ donation process

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The United Network for Organ Sharing is working with software vendors Cerner and Statline to automate manual processes surrounding organ donations. The initiative aims to improve the process for notifying hospitals about potential organ donors, with the hopes of reducing […]


EHR & EMR

DoD to increase Leidos contract for Cerner EHR by nearly $1.2B

July 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Defense is increasing the ceiling for its electronic health record modernization contract with prime contractor Leidos by nearly $1.2 billion. The additional funds are meant to accommodate additional services and capabilities necessary to maintain a standard EHR […]


EHR & EMR

EHR performance standards needed to ensure usability, safety

July 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The design, development and implementation of electronic health records must be improved to ensure the usability of EHRs for clinicians and safety for patients. That’s the conclusion of a new EHR usability and safety analysis funded by the American Medical […]


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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Machine learning predicts 1-year mortality using EHR data

July 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm using electronic health record data to improve care delivery for seriously ill patients by accurately predicting the risk of 1-year mortality. The random forest (RF) model, which estimates the risk […]


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 […]