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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 […]


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

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 […]