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Regulatory

Lawmakers accuse VA of ‘malign neglect’ regarding EHR modernization efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are turning up the heat on the Department of Veterans Affairs for what lawmakers describe as “malign neglect” regarding the VA’s electronic health record modernization efforts. Five senators and six members […]


Regulatory

House committee passes bill to improve VA information sharing

May 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted on Tuesday to pass legislation that streamlines and consolidates the VA’s community care programs, including establishing processes to improve information sharing with non-VA providers and ensuring safe opioid prescribing practices. The VA Maintaining […]


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 […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


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 […]


Opinions

9 reasons why providers need a clinical surveillance program

April 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While continuous clinical surveillance of patients in the intensive care unit is common, there is a good argument for extending continuous monitoring of patients in units such as med-surg, critical care, step-down and telemetry, according to Bernoulli Health, vendor of […]


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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

5 ways smartphones can be linked to hospital systems

April 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new report from Spyglass Consulting Group finds that 90 percent of surveyed hospitals are making enterprisewide investments in smartphones and secure mobile communication platforms to drive clinical transformation and identify common communication challenges that clinicians face. The surveyed hospitals […]


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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Platform enables state programs to share opioid prescription information

March 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump last week called for a nationally interoperable network of state-run Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs as part of a new initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. However, the standards and infrastructure for data sharing nationwide between state PDMPs already […]


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 […]


Regulatory

Senate, House pass omnibus bill boosting funding for HIT-enabled medical research

March 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Senate and House have passed an omnibus spending bill funding the federal government through the end of September that includes $37 billion for the National Institutes of Health—an increase of $3 billion above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level—including […]


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 […]


Regulatory

Trump opioid plan calls for interoperable exchange of prescription data

March 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump on Monday announced a wide-ranging policy initiative aimed at confronting the forces of supply and demand that are fueling the country’s opioid epidemic, including cutting nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years. In an effort to […]


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 […]