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Data Analytics, Information Management

Integrate or Die: Healthcare IT’s Costly Interoperability Problem

October 22, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

At times, it seems that healthcare is stuck in a time warp. At many hospitals, you’ll see doctors still using faxes while administrators input data into giant, blocky computers running on Windows XP. This is puzzling. After all, technology is […]


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 […]


Regulatory

The New ISO 45001 Standard Will Improve Occupational Health And Safety

October 15, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The adoption of the ISO 45001 standard is a watershed moment for operational health & safety (OH&S). With the new standard now published, it provides organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI algorithm predicts aneurysm risk from EHR, genetic data

September 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Stanford researchers are able to predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm by using an artificial intelligence algorithm that combines genome-sequence information and electronic health record data. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, published September 6 […]


Regulatory

FDA looks to bolster regulatory decisions using real-world data

September 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is ramping up its efforts to leverage billing, claims, EHR and registry data to better inform the agency’s regulatory decisions regarding drugs and other medical products. This real-world evidence (RWE) could help to “answer questions […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR, Opinions

Multiple EHRs, lack of interoperability hamper Next Generation ACOs

August 29, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Next Generation ACOs have shown promise to reduce spending without limiting quality, significant health IT challenges may curtail their potential. The new ACO models did well in their first performance year, according to a new evaluation report from the Centers […]


EHR & EMR

Three Ways to Revolutionize EHR With Blockchain

August 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

When it comes to EHRs, physicians tend to take them as a necessary evil. While health specialists struggle to work with clogged and slow legacy systems, they can’t just quit on using them. EHRs help aggregate patient data, allowing physicians […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

HHS awards $125M to bolster the use of IT by health centers

August 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $125 million in quality improvement grants throughout the country. The agency says the funds will be used to upgrade the health information technology at 1,352 health centers in all 50 states, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Program testing EHR role in speeding organ donation process

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The United Network for Organ Sharing is working with software vendors Cerner and Statline to automate manual processes surrounding organ donations. The initiative aims to improve the process for notifying hospitals about potential organ donors, with the hopes of reducing […]