Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

EHRs improving
By Tom Sullivan 03:19 pm June 05, 2017
EHRs are essentially multi-million dollar products that capture data, but what hospitals really need is decision support information that reduces the possibility of physician errors to improve patient safety, expert says.
Poll: Cerner gets big VA contract, are you surprised?
By Henry Powderly 02:29 pm June 05, 2017
After weeks of speculation about where the agency will land, The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Cerner to replace its ailing VistA electronic health record. For many, including Black Book, the news wasn't a surprise.
Department of Justice DOJ EHR vendors eclinicalworks lawsuit

Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. Photo via Wiki Commons

By Tom Sullivan 03:45 pm June 02, 2017
When the Department of Justice and Office of the Inspector General find one vendor out of compliance, it’s only natural that they widen the scope to look at others in the same sector. Here’s what hospitals need to know now.
DOJ settlement with eClinicalWorks

The eClinicalWorks booth at HIMSS17. (via Twitter)

By 02:52 pm June 02, 2017
But the backup options included sticking with the vendor and taking the free upgrade.
UMPC names Robert Bart CMIO
By Bernie Monegain 10:36 am June 02, 2017
Bart will also teach at Pitt’s school of medicine and work as intensivist at UPMC’s children’s hospital
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am June 02, 2017
Every hospital should be thinking about protecting their data today even if they use a different electronic health record software.
net neutrality mean for healthcare

Ajit Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. Photo via Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm June 01, 2017
Not only telehealth, but cloud-based EHRs and remote monitoring connectivity could all be affected by regulation rollbacks, Health Affairs says.
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By 02:22 pm June 01, 2017
While the EHR vendor’s clients face tough choices, and the company itself may emerge looking different than it does today, the quagmire reveals hard realities that all hospitals have to grapple with.   
precision medicine evolving tech
By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm June 01, 2017
While evolving technology is paving the way, high drug costs, limited interoperability and physician skepticism need to be overcome.
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Tom Sullivan and Jessica Davis 12:28 pm June 01, 2017
Black Book and Chilmark say a host of electronic health record vendors stand to benefit if existing eClinicalWorks customers jump ship.

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