Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Allscript McKesson EHR deal
By Tom Sullivan 12:17 pm August 08, 2017
Geography matters more than many people probably realize, and this month’s big deal gives Allscripts a much stronger market share west of the Mississippi.
 Epic cloud-based EHR

Photo courtesy of UC San Diego.

By Tom Sullivan 04:26 pm August 07, 2017
The move kicks off a three-year migration to put all of its data storage needs in the cloud, officials said.
track social determinants through EHRs
By Kaiser Health News 10:56 am August 07, 2017
Giving doctors more information about the home life of each patient will push health care in a new direction — away from more high-priced treatments.
natural language processing
By Mike Miliard 01:53 pm August 04, 2017
Medical transcripts offer untapped insights for life science customers, the companies say.
By Bernie Monegain 11:44 am August 04, 2017
The EHR vendor said the issue was related to how it could translate a patient’s EHR information in a way that is easy to understand.
HIT Advisory Committee

Government Accountability Office's main headquarters. Photo via Ron Cogswell, Flickr

By Bernie Monegain 10:13 am August 04, 2017
Appointees will advise National Coordinator for Health IT on policies, standards, specifications.
Allscripts buys McKesson's EHR
By Tom Sullivan 05:20 pm August 03, 2017
Vendor said it will keep McKesson’s Paragon EHR for small hospitals and use its own Sunrise for larger systems. 
Boston Medical Center patient safety

Boston University Medical Center's Moakley Building. Photo via Drknchkn

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm August 03, 2017
I-PASS Patient Safety Institute is helping the academic hospital achieve safer shift changes with game-based training, EHR mnemonics and benchmarking tools in the cloud.
Jared Kushner VA VistA
By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm August 03, 2017
In a leaked audio, the senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump discusses meetings with the VA Secretary, Defense Secretary and DoD EHR experts.
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.

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