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Category: EHR & EMR


EHR & EMR

Cost of VA’s EHR modernization program grows by $350M

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added $350 million to its cost estimates for the VA’s electronic health record modernization program—an increase that isn’t sitting well with members of Congress. According to the latest VA data provided to Congress, the […]


EHR & EMR

AMA president calls for end to electronic health record abuse

November 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The nation’s largest physician group is calling for an end to electronic health record “abuse” which is relegating doctors to the role of data entry clerks and leading to widespread professional burnout. According to the American Medical Association, the problem […]


EHR & EMR

EHR usability issues pose safety risk to pediatric patients

November 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health record systems may present a significant risk to the health and safety of pediatric patients, especially when it comes to the administering of medications. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs based […]


EHR & EMR

Cerner offers new opioid toolkit integrated with its EHR

October 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health IT vendor Cerner is offering clients a new toolkit integrated into clinical workflows to ensure safe prescribing of opioids by providers. Cerner’s Opioid Toolkit includes analytics to assess prescribing patterns, clinical decision support for management of opioids and an […]


EHR & EMR

ONC finds most hospitals plan to use upgraded EHR tech in 2019

October 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of acute care hospitals has upgraded or plan to upgrade to the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria. The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has released results of an analysis of 2017 data from the […]


EHR & EMR

Technology is a double-edged sword for primary care physicians

October 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Primary care physicians are overworked and burned out, due in no small part to the burdens of using time-consuming electronic health record systems. That’s the consensus of a panel of experts at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit who on […]


EHR & EMR

Study: EMR Interventions Help in Providing High-Value Medical Care

October 19, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

By implementing electronic medical record (EMR)-based interventions, Boston Medical Center was able to reduce unnecessary diagnostic testing while increasing the use of postoperative order sets. These actions signal two markers of providing high-value medical care, according to hospital officials. Indeed, […]


EHR & EMR

For EHR Reporting Program, cost transparency is top of mind

October 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Electronic health record software costs hospitals and health systems millions and even billions, often eating into their bottoms lines. To give providers a better idea of how the software will affect them financially, vendors should be required to submit maintenance […]


EHR & EMR

UnitedHealth to launch new EHR service by end of 2019

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare insurance giant UnitedHealth Group plans to launch an integrated and portable individual health record for its 50 million fully benefited members—as well as providers—by the end of 2019. “We will soon be releasing at scale a first-of-kind, fully integrated […]


EHR & EMR

DoD, VA pledge to better align plans to create single EHR

October 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have pledged to align their agency’s respective plans to create a common Cerner electronic health record system. Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie have signed a joint statement committing to […]


EHR & EMR

EHRs and impact on medical care a prime source of docs’ ire

October 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

About 70 percent of physicians wouldn’t recommend their profession as a career, with electronic health records systems being a major source of dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction with the profession is so high that more than half of physicians say they are contemplating […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA gearing up to deploy Cerner EHR at initial site in Pacific Northwest

September 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 in the Pacific Northwest will serve as the first initial operating capability site to deploy and test the VA’s new Cerner electronic health record system. The planned acquisition calls for aligning the deployment of the […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities. That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

Congressman voices concerns about VA Office of EHR Modernization

August 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Responding to the recent departures of senior leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House subcommittee chairman is worried that the VA office in charge of EHR modernization is floundering. Last month, the VA established the Office of Electronic […]