Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.
By Mike Miliard 10:10 am May 24, 2017
Stanford Medicine, UC San Francisco University of Chicago Medicine to help Google Brain fine-tune predictive analytics to spot patterns in EHRs.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
Interoperability crucial to patient safety
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm May 23, 2017
But the former ONC chief thinks consumerism will play a major role in promoting data exchange.
By Bill Siwicki 02:13 pm May 23, 2017
The system’s ACO is working with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions on using data to improve health, gain efficiencies and trim costs.
Intersystems and Epic EHR vendors global business
By Bernie Monegain 01:32 pm May 23, 2017
KLAS report found InterSystems appealed to many providers for its lower cost structure than Epic.

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director, spoke last week at the White House. On Monday, he briefed reporters off-camera about the FY18 budget.

By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am May 23, 2017
The President’s proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years’ past.
Top EHR makers
By Tom Sullivan 09:30 am May 23, 2017
Analyst also advised hospitals to prepare now for rapid consolidation in the EHR and revenue cycle markets.
Not so fast, Congress: VistA is more interoperable than you think

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm May 22, 2017
While Congress has long-spurned DoD and Veterans Affairs for failing to become interoperable, the VA isn’t necessarily to blame.
Epic rollout at Penn Medicine owes success to training, optimization
By Mike Miliard 02:58 pm May 22, 2017
Operations-led teams partner with other stakeholders to help ensure clinicians are using the EHR to its fullest potential.

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