Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

EHR certification tool

The ONC hopes to utilize the 21st Century Cures Act, passed on Dec. 16, 2016, to support testing tools for the certification program.

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am August 03, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will shift its testing portfolio over the next five years to include as many industry-developed and maintained testing tools as possible.
athenahealth EHR vendor

athenahealth headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts

By Bill Siwicki 11:45 am August 03, 2017
Solutionreach communications tools enable athenahealth’s network of providers to enhance patient experience and productivity.
CMS finalizes 90-day reporting for meaningful use of EHRs
By Bill Siwicki 08:45 am August 03, 2017
The agency, seeking to ease EHR reporting burdens, will also allow both 2015 and 2014-certified EHRs for 2018. 
OIG warns EHR vendors
By Tom Sullivan 02:26 pm August 02, 2017
Agency says the eClinicalWorks False Claims Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice signals a new area of healthcare fraud.
eClinicalWorks new client

Iowa-based Cedar Valley Medical Specialists is eClinicalWorks' newest client.

By Mike Miliard 11:41 am August 02, 2017
Cedar Valley Medical Specialists chooses the vendor’s software to replace Allscripts and GE tech.
future of FHIR
By Bill Siwicki 10:19 am August 02, 2017
The former U.S. CTO says healthcare is entering an upgrade cycle to more modern technology en route to democratizing health data.
Drchrono FHIR EHR
By Bill Siwicki 03:59 pm August 01, 2017
New API also integrates with Precision Medicine Sync for Science program, the vendor said. 
VA interoperability EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:40 pm August 01, 2017
The nonprofit also called on VA Secretary Shulkin to lean on lessons learned from the private sector to advance its health IT strategy.
By Bernie Monegain 01:29 pm August 01, 2017
Jonathan Bush to continue as CEO but his roles as president and chairman will be replaced with new hires.
patient portals EHRs
By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm July 31, 2017
Improved user interfaces, more forward-looking features and comprehensive connections with HIEs are essential to improving patient engagement tools, says one expert.

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