Electronic Health Record (EHR)

ONC chief Donald Rucker

"Our experience is that people will report if there are issues with their product," said ONC Chief Donald Rucker.

By Mike Miliard 01:08 pm September 22, 2017
New criteria for vendors are meant to ease burdens and ultimately pass cost-savings down to the hospitals and systems that buy electronic health record software, Donald Rucker says.
EHRs not equipped to handle diagnostic errors
By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am September 21, 2017
The committee also recognized the need for interoperability among EHR systems throughout to assist providers in arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis.
EHR meaningful use
By Tom Sullivan 11:19 am September 21, 2017
Two big changes: EHR makers are now able to self-declare compliance with specific criteria and ONC will not audit certification bodies’ random surveillance practices.
EHRs
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm September 20, 2017
Having long been disappointed in the level of attention paid to that EHR, small hospital clients are hopeful Allscripts will make the investments necessary to improve it.
Stage 7 EMRAM

Lahey Health in Massachusetts has earned the distinction for both acute and ambulatory care. Photo via Richard B. Johnson, Wikimedia Commons

By Bernie Monegain 02:38 pm September 19, 2017
In addition to streamlining patient care, the health systems has puts its EHR to work on tackling the opioid epidemic.
Epic EHR

UI Health in Chicago will spend $62 million over seven years to roll out the Epic EHR. Photo via UI Health

By Bernie Monegain 11:41 am September 19, 2017
Medical system scheduled to go live in the fall of 2019 and the costs will be spread over seven years.
Mayo EHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:20 am September 19, 2017
Doctors can use the software to access best practices while hospitals can access analytics to understand and manage test ordering trends.
Epic MyChart

The Mayo Clinic wants to share the symptom assessment tool with other healthcare providers to help patients.

By Bernie Monegain 02:50 pm September 18, 2017
Patients can use the feature to learn about symptoms and in certain cases read recommendations about self-care, Mayo said.
Blockchain in healthcare

Blockchain, if deployed wisely, could underpin an array of new innovations that could help reduce costs, enable efficiency, protect privacy and spur interoperability.

By Mike Miliard 10:26 am September 18, 2017
By giving patients control over their data, the technology could enable better privacy protections, more efficiency and easier information exchange.
Epic's App Orchard

The PeraTrend tool shows clinicians a dashboard that indicates the patient's condition in real-time. Photo via PeraTrend

By Mike Miliard 03:36 pm September 14, 2017
APIs bring third-party analytics tools into the Epic platform, helping hospitals get more out of EHR investments, hospital CIO says.

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