Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Epic Sonnet EHR
By Bernie Monegain 09:49 am February 23, 2018
The electronic health record software vendor will also be showing the new One Virtual System Worldwide as we well as updates to its MyChart patient portal.
Cerner integrate Surescripts prescription data into Millennium EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am February 22, 2018
The electronic health records vendor aims to help doctors engage patients and make it easier for people to adhere to medication plans with price transparency.
patient ID opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 04:53 pm February 21, 2018
In response to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for comment, the advocacy group points to interoperability as the biggest challenge to patient safety and access to patient prescribing history.
population health colon cancer

Georgia's Albany Area Primary Health Care has a major effort underway to increase their percentage of colorectal cancer screenings utilizing population managers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:49 pm February 21, 2018
The national average colorectal screening rate is 39 percent but at Albany Area Primary Health Care it's 60 percent.
EHRs fail to reduce administrative billing costs

No evidence was found that EHR systems reduced billing costs related to physician services the studies found.

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am February 21, 2018
While EHRs were implemented with the idea that they would reduce administrative costs, Harvard and Duke researchers found primary care services cost providers about $100,000 annually.
Hartford Health e-prescribing opioid crisis

Hartford Hospital is among the providers in the Hartford Health system in central Connecticut. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm February 20, 2018
Anywhere a provider can sign into the health system's Epic EHR, they can use EPCS, helping keep paper prescriptions off the street and reduce fraud.
connect EHRs to public health

Zika is among the conditions Digital Bridge plans to track to improve data for public health and clinical practices as well as lower costs for information sharing.

By Bernie Monegain 08:49 am February 20, 2018
The aim is to streamline interoperability between private systems and IT public health agencies for disease monitoring and outbreak response. 
EHR interoperability global
By Bernie Monegain 04:41 pm February 19, 2018
Black Book also predicted a coming shift away from silo electronic health records systems to regional care coordination and information exchange in other countries.
VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at the House VA Committee meeting on Thursday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm February 16, 2018
VA Committee Chair Phil Roe was also concerned that the amount doesn’t cover maintenance or the cost to update the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the new platform.
athenahealth EHR doctor burnout
By Bernie Monegain 08:13 am February 16, 2018
CEO Jonathan Bush said the goal is to remove the grunt work doctors neither want nor are schooled to perform.

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