Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Bernie Monegain 11:26 am April 12, 2012
Walgreens will use e-prescribing network Surescripts' Clinical Interoperability services to electronically deliver patient data directly to primary care providers. The intent, say Walgreens officials, who announced the plan last month, is to improve the coordination of care.
By Diana Manos 10:46 am April 12, 2012
The National Council on Aging and Humana Inc.'s Humana Cares have announced they will partner to pilot Stanford University's online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).
By Eric Wicklund 03:31 pm April 11, 2012
Epocrates officials were showing off an iPad version of their new electronic health record at the HIMSS12 Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Feb.20-24. The sleek, easy-to-use EHR app, which operated on screen touches rather than mouse clicks, seemed poised to make a splash in an ever-crowded field, which numbers more than 300 offerings at...
By Healthcare IT News 03:05 pm April 11, 2012
An Electronic Health Record doesn’t accomplish much if providers are reluctant to use it. That’s why there are many new companies helping to spur EHR adoption by providing easy-to-use alternatives to keyboard data entry.
By Michelle McNickle 12:41 pm April 11, 2012
With the rise of accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes, the spotlight has been put on IT to help make a smoother transition to those new care models. But Shahid Shah believes EHRs have a long way to go before they can take on the full responsibility of supporting these organizations.
By Bernie Monegain 11:27 am April 11, 2012
The point of the government’s meaningful use program is to transform healthcare. Usually that transformation is incremental – improvements here, improvements there that together can lead to giant strides.
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am April 11, 2012
When one is a writer for a trade publication, one's e-mail inbox is peppered almost daily with press releases touting this or that study, significant for these or those findings, about this or that corner of the industry.
By Bernie Monegain 10:08 am April 11, 2012
Who would have thought eight years ago that patient engagement would become one of the catch phrases for healthcare transformation. Yet, there it is, carefully laid out in the government’s proposed rule for meaningful use of electronic health records.
By Bernie Monegain 09:53 am April 11, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to assess how health IT affects the quality of care. The agency is asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection project: “Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit Evaluation.” The project will focus on small- and medium-sized physician practices.
By Diana Manos 09:50 am April 11, 2012
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology and researchers for a study on the use of electronic health records sparred last month over the conclusions of a recent study on the use of electronic medical records.

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