Tag: EHR

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

New Tests Hope To Diagnose Bacterial Infections More Quickly

September 8, 2017

Via: Forbes

The inability to tell whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or virus is a huge problem, driving a lot of antibiotic overuse by physicians. Another, which I see almost every time I work in the hospital, is a […]


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 […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Allscripts picks Vidyo to add telehealth features to patient portal

August 31, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

EHR vendor Allscripts has selected the platform from Vidyo to power virtual consultations directly embedded into the Allscripts FollowMyHealth patient portal. On-demand video visits can be launched directly from the patient portal workflow, with the aim of simplifying remote […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]