Category: EHR & EMR

EHR & EMR, News

Microsoft Accelerates Industry Cloud Strategy for Healthcare with the Acquisition of Nuance

April 12, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on […]


VA launches strategic review of beleaguered $16B Cerner EHR project

March 19, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

VA’s ongoing analysis of the only site operational with the new EHR, the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., precipitated the need for a schedule shift, the agency said. Mann-Grandstaff went live in October last year, the first site […]


What to Look for In Your Remote Patient Monitoring Solution

March 3, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

In the spring of 2020, hospital and IT systems were put in a difficult position. For one, hospitals were overloaded with patients and bed space was at a premium, yet the need for care wasn’t waning. Health care systems also […]


More Healthcare Data Means Growth for Switch

February 17, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare applications are increasing in complexity. Health data continues to grow exponentially. To avoid being drowned in this technology deluge, healthcare providers and health IT vendors are turning to 3rd party infrastructure providers for their systems + data needs. IDC […]


Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data

January 21, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

Among the many evolving technologies in the healthcare industry, there may be none more important or impactful than remote patient monitoring (RPM) hardware and software solutions. This technology is opening up new possibilities in extended healthcare – saving patients money, […]


How to Increase EHR Go-Live Efficiency with a Virtual Model

December 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

One year ago, the average EHR go-live involved hundreds of support personnel flying to a hospital and working on-site for four to six weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability for so many individuals to fly-in and stay […]


EHR Integration – Telehealth Features Series

December 9, 2020

Via: MR Thoughts

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today. As you’re considering your own approach to telehealth, we will provide you a look at all the possible features telehealth companies are […]

EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Patient Matching

September 30, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Since the dawn of the digital revolution in healthcare, providers have been in search of tools to connect disparate systems and deliver timely and secure patient data directly to the point of care. Our public health crisis is a sobering […]


Getting the Most From EHR Virtual Training

September 28, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

EHR implementations have gone virtual in response to COVID. And so has training related to activations, upgrades, optimization projects, and onboarding of new clinics or staff. Healthcare organizations have traditionally trained in-person with dozens of software experts for larger efforts […]


Remote Patient Monitoring – #HITsm Chat Topic

June 9, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/12 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by hosted by Lygeia Ricciardi (@Lygeia) and Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) from @CariumCares […]


The Mystery Of The Hospital Industry’s Silence Over EHR Rule Proposal

March 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes. The nation’s largest hospital systems have remained curiously quiet concerning a recent proposal from the […]


HHS releases strategy to ease EHR burdens on physicians

February 27, 2020


On 21 February, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released a strategy that aims to […]


Electronic health records creating a ‘new era’ of health care fraud, officials say

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that […]


EHR Errors Continue to Threaten Patient Safety

December 11, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by electronic health record (EHR) systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more […]


EHR visual aid cuts duplicate orders for lab, radiology tests

December 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The implementation of a visual aid in an electronic health record ordering system resulted in a significant reduction in duplicate orders for both laboratory and radiology tests. Results of a study, involving emergency department clinicians at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess […]