Tag: EHR

EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA looks to leverage EHR data to better evaluate medical products

July 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration wants to take advantage of the real-world data available from electronic health records to more fully evaluate medical products in the post-market setting, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. The agency is seeking $100 […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Machine learning predicts 1-year mortality using EHR data

July 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm using electronic health record data to improve care delivery for seriously ill patients by accurately predicting the risk of 1-year mortality. The random forest (RF) model, which estimates the risk […]

EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA efforts to implement Cerner EHR face close scrutiny from Congress

June 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

As the Department of Veterans Affairs looks to implement a new Cerner electronic health record system replacing the agency’s legacy EHR, members of Congress are letting the VA know they are committed to seeing the project through. “$15.8 billion dollars […]


The EHR Strikes Back!

June 20, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

The last few years have been challenging for the electronic health record (EHR). While the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act succeeded in transitioning the US healthcare system mostly away from paper¹, the resulting electronic systems […]


Senate passes bill to broaden VA information sharing with providers

May 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed legislation by a vote of 92 to 5 that would significantly broaden information sharing between the Department of Veterans Affairs and non-VA healthcare providers. The bipartisan VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside […]


Lawmakers accuse VA of ‘malign neglect’ regarding EHR modernization efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are turning up the heat on the Department of Veterans Affairs for what lawmakers describe as “malign neglect” regarding the VA’s electronic health record modernization efforts. Five senators and six members […]


House committee passes bill to improve VA information sharing

May 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted on Tuesday to pass legislation that streamlines and consolidates the VA’s community care programs, including establishing processes to improve information sharing with non-VA providers and ensuring safe opioid prescribing practices. The VA Maintaining […]


How EHRs Give Time Back to Nurses

May 7, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

It goes without saying that nurses are busy. Caring for patients and keeping up with documentation (amidst their many other clinical responsibilities) takes up the majority of their time and resources. However, there are tools that nurses should add to […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


VA says finalizing decision on EHR modernization is priority

April 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Despite its leadership vacancies, the Department of Veterans Affairs insists that finalizing a decision on the agency’s electronic health record modernization is a near-term priority. While acting CIO Scott Blackburn resigned last week and VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired […]


9 reasons why providers need a clinical surveillance program

April 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While continuous clinical surveillance of patients in the intensive care unit is common, there is a good argument for extending continuous monitoring of patients in units such as med-surg, critical care, step-down and telemetry, according to Bernoulli Health, vendor of […]

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 […]