Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

hospital EHR deployments

While 80.5 percent of hospitals have installed at least a basic EHR system, researchers said that just 37.5 percent of hospitals have adopted at least eight of 10 components measuring EHR use for performance measurement.

By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm August 28, 2017
Small, rural and safety-net organizations could do better using their IT systems for performance management and patient engagement, new JAMIA study shows.
Epic CEO Judy Faulkner
By Bernie Monegain 02:02 pm August 25, 2017
CEO ranks 73rd among 100 billionaires in tech, according to the publication.
global health IT
By Bill Siwicki 10:08 am August 25, 2017
U.S. providers can learn from this KLAS study by seeing how well firms they could use stack up against one another when it comes to professional perception.
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
intermountain EHR to help reduce opioid prescriptions
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm August 24, 2017
The health system is adding new prompts and default order sets into its electronic health record to help clinicians think more critically about how they help patients manage pain.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm August 23, 2017
Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.
EHR vendors
By Bill Siwicki 03:11 pm August 23, 2017
Netsmart Technologies, eHana, PsyTech Solutions and Qualifacts Systems get nearly $200,000 to build pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
MIT machine learning to improve EHRs

MIT's Great Dome in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo via WikiMedia

By Mike Miliard 09:23 am August 22, 2017
CSAIL researchers are finding news ways AI can be deployed to streamline ICU data and help with with application of predictive models on electronic health records.
doctors and EHRs

Carolinas Medical Center

By Bernie Monegain 11:50 am August 18, 2017
Amid the uproar about how hard electronic health records can be to use, a small contingency of doctors are saying the software has made them much better caregivers.

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