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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 […]


Regulatory

CDC combats opioid crisis with health, prescription data

December 6, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to help stem the tide of opioid overdoses nationwide through its public health data collection and reporting, as well improvements to state-run electronic databases for tracking prescriptions. CDC is “funding an […]


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 […]


Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]


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 […]


Regulatory

House bill seeks to hold VA accountable as it moves to Cerner EHR

November 6, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A House committee on Friday introduced bipartisan legislation to help ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs is held accountable as it pursues plans to replace its legacy electronic health record system with a commercial off-the-shelf EHR from Cerner. “VA […]


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, Information Management

AMA launches platform for organizing, exchanging health information

October 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The American Medical Association has launched a new digital platform designed to improve, organize and share health information among healthcare stakeholders through a common data model. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), which is open to all organizations, has several […]


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 […]