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Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital work environment impacts how nurses perceive EHRs

March 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data gathered from more than 12,000 nurses at 353 hospitals in four states reveal that those working in less favorable healthcare environments are dissatisfied with their electronic health record systems. Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research (CHOPR) […]


EHR & EMR

Do We Want To Use EHRs To Foster Physician Behavior Changes?

March 14, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Healthcare organizations already do much to foster physician behavior changes, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes they share educational materials, sometimes they pass on insurance company sanctions and once in a while, they choose the (to my mind) nuclear option […]


EHR & EMR

More EHR Usability Issues Rear Their Ugly Heads

March 12, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Since they first began to be adopted in force, far too many physicians have found EHRs to be difficult to use. In fact, when researching this item, I noted with little surprise that I first began writing EHR/EMR workarounds back […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

Lawmakers voice concerns about VA’s plans for Cerner EHR

March 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Members of Congress are growing increasingly concerned about Department of Veterans Affairs plans to implement the same Cerner electronic health record system as the Department of Defense. Senior VA officials incurred the wrath of a House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA post-market drug surveillance system to tap EHR data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Sentinel, which monitors FDA-approved drugs through active surveillance, is being enhanced to capture clinical data to better detect potential new safety problems. “We’ll be working to link claims data in Sentinel to electronic health records, to improve our ability to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Poor hospital-home health communication puts patients at risk

February 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

More than half of Colorado home health care clinicians say they have received insufficient information from hospitals to guide patient management, according to a new statewide survey. In the survey of home health care nurses and staff, conducted by researchers […]


EHR & EMR

The Promise of Electronic Health Records: Are We There Yet?

February 18, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

The meeting took place nearly 15 years ago, but I still remember vividly the bold declaration by a former Congressional leader advocating for technological reforms in healthcare. “Paper kills!” he warned. “Paper records are an utterly irrational national security risk.” […]


EHR & EMR

DoD and VA still working out how to create single EHR

February 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are still trying to figure out how to best align their agencies’ respective plans to create a common Cerner electronic health record system. Speaking on Wednesday at the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, DoD […]


Regulatory

Proposed rules on electronic health information met with early industry approval

February 12, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Monday’s release of proposed rules by the Department of Health and Human Services designed to improve healthcare IT interoperability have generated positive reactions from stakeholder groups. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued a statement that it supports policies […]


EHR & EMR

MedStar calls on lawmakers to make EHR usability a priority

February 5, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area is urging Congress to take action when it comes to the link between electronic health record usability and patient safety. MedStar Health has drafted a letter to Senate and House committees […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine Learning is an Investment Priority for QHSE Users

February 5, 2019

Via: Aberdeen

Best-in-Class organizations lead in Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) management. QHSE users lead in emerging technology investment in machine learning. Aberdeen’s recent survey of EH&S leaders helped us uncover the top Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) emerging technologies companies plan […]


EHR & EMR

Messages in patient portal help predict medication discontinuation

February 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers say electronic communication between patients and providers via an online portal can indicate their potential for stopping therapy. A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center analyzed messages sent over a 12-year period by more than 1,100 breast […]


Regulatory

FDA plans to fully tap real-world data and evidence

January 30, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration plans to exploit claims, clinical and patient-generated data—information not captured through traditional clinical trials—for post-marketing safety surveillance. “New streams of real-world data gathered from electronic health records, lab tests, wearable devices, insurance claims and even […]


EHR & EMR

VA database helps yield discovery on blood pressure genetics

January 25, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

By tapping into a Department of Veterans Affairs database, an international research team has uncovered genetic associations that could advance future hypertension treatments for patients. Researchers leveraged the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), along with data from the United Kingdom […]