Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
Lakeland Health

Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am September 07, 2017
The Michigan health system has deployed the system at its three sites and has seen time savings for nurses, a reduction in transcription errors and improved quality of vital signs.
Allscripts McKesson data sharing
By Mike Miliard 03:48 pm September 06, 2017
As it works to shore up its client base, Allscripts will have to differentiate itself from Epic and Cerner by showing lower total cost of ownership and a commitment open data sharing.
Cerner EHR contract with VA Vista

Cerner has assembled an advisory group of former government, military and private sector leaders to advise the company on how to deploy the Veteran Affairs' new EHR.

By Bernie Monegain 02:31 pm September 06, 2017
Members, which include former ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, include roster of IT pros and military veterans.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
Jeanne Lillig-Patterson dies

Jeanne Lillig-Patterson. Photo via Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 12:36 pm September 05, 2017
She was employee No. 7 at Cerner and co-founder of First Hand Foundation.
EHR data

“With the data mining skills of Apple, IBM and Google, there is increased hope that their entrance into the healthcare market will help realize the industry goal of turning EMR data into actionable Big Data insights,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information.

By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm September 01, 2017
Today’s technologies are not going to cut it in a big data future, the analyst firm said, but major IT vendors are ramping up their focus on healthcare.

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