Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Kristina Sheridan is a department head and researcher at the MITRE Corporation. She and her daughter Kate will talk about patient empowerment at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Jonah Comstock 12:31 pm February 23, 2018
Chronic disease patients can teach the healthcare system a lot about making the system work better.
By Mike Miliard 11:39 am February 23, 2018
The company will demo use cases such as personalization of physician workflows, automated claims management, improved patient experience and more with help from its Meditech-as-a-Service platform.
Epic Sonnet EHR
By Bernie Monegain 09:49 am February 23, 2018
The electronic health record software vendor will also be showing the new One Virtual System Worldwide as we well as updates to its MyChart patient portal.
Clinical decision support

Blackford Middleton, chief informatics and innovation officer at Apervita, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8. Credit: Apervita Twitter

By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm February 22, 2018
At HIMSS18, longtime health informaticist Blackford Middleton will show how CDS can be deployed online and via SMART on FHIR apps and shared across EHRs nationwide.
Cerner integrate Surescripts prescription data into Millennium EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am February 22, 2018
The electronic health records vendor aims to help doctors engage patients and make it easier for people to adhere to medication plans with price transparency.
patient ID opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 04:53 pm February 21, 2018
In response to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for comment, the advocacy group points to interoperability as the biggest challenge to patient safety and access to patient prescribing history.
population health colon cancer

Georgia's Albany Area Primary Health Care has a major effort underway to increase their percentage of colorectal cancer screenings utilizing population managers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:49 pm February 21, 2018
The national average colorectal screening rate is 39 percent but at Albany Area Primary Health Care it's 60 percent.
EHRs fail to reduce administrative billing costs

No evidence was found that EHR systems reduced billing costs related to physician services the studies found.

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am February 21, 2018
While EHRs were implemented with the idea that they would reduce administrative costs, Harvard and Duke researchers found primary care services cost providers about $100,000 annually.
Hartford Health e-prescribing opioid crisis

Hartford Hospital is among the providers in the Hartford Health system in central Connecticut. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm February 20, 2018
Anywhere a provider can sign into the health system's Epic EHR, they can use EPCS, helping keep paper prescriptions off the street and reduce fraud.
value-based care clinical decision support

Kurt Hegmann, MD, from the University of Utah and a Kaiser partner, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Bill Siwicki 09:40 am February 20, 2018
A physician working on a major Kaiser Permanente clinical decision support implementation shares lessons learned.

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