Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

CMS EHR overpayments

Seema Verma. Photo via Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 11:34 am July 17, 2017
The agency overpaid hospitals $730 million and now two U.S. Senators want to know why it hasn’t tried harder to get that money back.
By Jessica Davis 01:07 pm July 14, 2017
Since the committee wasn’t provided data about the cost of a new EHR system, the Senate will need to reevaluate funds to replace VistA at a later date.
athenahealth EHR vendor
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am July 14, 2017
CEO Jonathan Bush says new financial leader needed to manage the growing scale of the health IT firm.
By Mike Miliard 09:35 am July 14, 2017
Deloitte, PwC, Impact Advisors and others all touted for helping healthcare providers get their projects off and running.

Western Missouri Medical Center. Photo via Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 02:10 pm July 13, 2017
Western Missouri Medical Center says move will streamline the department while allowing them to save on costs.
Mayo Clinic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 02:02 pm July 13, 2017
The health system rolled out the first two dozen instances of a new EHR that will replace Cerner and GE software, integrate patient records, and require user training for more than 51,000 employees.
eClinicalWorks patient data
By Bill Siwicki 04:09 pm July 12, 2017
Central Florida ACO, NEXT ACO of Nature Coast and Space Coast ACO have contracted for the vendor’s population health technology.bill
Healthcare pros more suspicious of all EHR vendors after eClinicalWorks scandal
By Tom Sullivan 02:12 pm July 12, 2017
With the Department of Justice expected to widen its false claims probe, 35 percent of healthcare insiders say trust in all electronic health records vendors is waning.
ONC medical record requests

Donald Rucker, MD, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

By Bill Siwicki 12:55 pm July 12, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT outlined several actionable steps that hospitals and doctors can take today to improve the process of requesting medical data to the benefit of both patients and providers.

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

By Tom Sullivan 04:12 pm July 11, 2017
National coordinator Donald Rucker said the agency is researching open APIs, such as those used by Facebook and Twitter, to advance health information sharing.

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