Electronic Health Records

CMS IQR meaningful use

Kate Goodrich, MD

By Mike Miliard 02:39 pm January 17, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also plans to modify 2017 requirements for eCQM data reporting, in response to some hospitals' challenges with EHR upgrades and replacements.
HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador
By Tom Sullivan 07:24 am January 17, 2017
The healthcare consultant discusses her followers’ most pressing issues, picks a health IT hero and reveals that very few people know her real first name. 

It's not as easy as just pressing a button. But partnering with other organizations on risk analysis, testing, incident response, and activity monitoring can help better position providers for data security in the year ahead.

By Jessica Davis 12:07 pm January 16, 2017
We talked to four security experts to garner insights on changes that must be made within the healthcare industry to avoid repeating 2016's cybersecurity mishaps.

Mary Keegan, chief nursing officer at NorthShore.

By Mike Miliard 11:42 am January 16, 2017
NorthShore University HealthSystem gained Stage 7 revalidation from HIMSS Analytics for its hospitals and associated clinics, again attaining the highest level on both the acute care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and outpatient EMRAM.
Rhode Island HIE notifications

Elaine Fontaine, director of data quality and analytics at RIQI. 

By Mike Miliard 10:47 am January 16, 2017
Rhode Island Quality Institute is using its statewide health information exchange to send real-time notifications for care transitions to and from emergency departments and hospitals. The alerts include direct messaging, EHR notifications and real-time dashboards.

John Brumsted, MD

By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm January 13, 2017
The University of Vermont Medical Center filed a certificate of need, or CON application, with the state of Vermont Jan. 3, seeking approval to create a unified electronic health record system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.
IT underpinning enterprise strategy

Chartis Group director Bob Schwyn said that healthcare organizations have traditionally kept IT apart from the overall business strategy. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:36 am January 13, 2017
IT must be built into business strategy and development planning to fully realize its potential to enhance the broader organization, experts say.

Paul Griffin subscribes to an interdisciplinary approach to improving healthcare

By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am January 12, 2017
Paul Griffin, previously professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has joined Purdue University as the new director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and professor of industrial engineering.
By Bernie Monegain 09:20 am January 12, 2017
CHIME CEO Russ Branzell commended her for pushing the envelope of what it means to be a chief information officer and HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber said Arora advances the connection between IT and care quality.
HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador
By Tom Sullivan 07:44 am January 12, 2017
Come by booth 7785 early and you can create a working prototype, based on a range of technologies from Arduino to Raspberry Pi, Webster said. 

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