December 29, 2015
Perched on an exam table at the doctor's office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn't wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years.
December 21, 2015
The Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant will provide Vanderbilt University Medical Center with clinical, administrative and billing software and also MyChart, Epic's patient portal.
December 16, 2015
OpenNotes, a national initiative to provide patients with access to their doctors' and clinicians' notes, has scored $10 million in new funding in total from Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
December 11, 2015
In order to 'eliminate confusion and ambiguity' in its 500-plus page 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has added corrections to the Federal Register to help vendors better understand the final rule.
November 03, 2015
Online access to doctors' notes is directly linked to medication adherence in patients, a recent two-year Geisinger Health System study shows. It's billed as the first large-scale study to reveal how physician notes affect patients' prescription-taking practices.
November 03, 2015
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched a new research center to evaluate and transform care for cardiovascular conditions.
October 28, 2015
As it does twice a year, hospital safety watchdog The Leapfrog Group shines its light on the good, the bad and the ugly of hospital safety with a letter grade. What it shows is sluggish improvement, even as 133 hospitals maintain an A grade.
October 05, 2015
Many have asked John Halamka, MD about the first few days of ICD-10. The answer for his institutions is that other than a few small refinements, the impact has been unnoticeable.
September 15, 2015
Use of analytics by large hospitals and health systems is on the rise, and should continue to grow -- although "perhaps not as dramatically or rapidly" as some might hope, according to a new Deloitte survey of CIOs and CMIOs.
August 31, 2015
The former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has called on the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the relationship between Epic and Partners HealthCare, claiming its EHR helps "box out the competition."