Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Florida Governor Rick Scott talks to local emergency leaders in Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm September 08, 2017
Two Houston providers discuss the successful efforts that helped them to weather Harvey and remain open during the hurricane.
Hurricane Harvey healthcare IT

A view across the street from Advanced Diagnostics Hospital and Clinic. Photo via Advanced Diagnostics

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am September 08, 2017
Devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, and likely Hurricane Irma, highlights the pressing need for healthcare EHR interoperability, but a few providers said cloud-based tech help them deliver care when many couldn’t.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
EHR data

“With the data mining skills of Apple, IBM and Google, there is increased hope that their entrance into the healthcare market will help realize the industry goal of turning EMR data into actionable Big Data insights,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information.

By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm September 01, 2017
Today’s technologies are not going to cut it in a big data future, the analyst firm said, but major IT vendors are ramping up their focus on healthcare.
KLAS report
By Mike Miliard 09:24 am September 01, 2017
The research firm shares insights about antimicrobial stewardship products from BD, Epic, Premier, Vigilanz, Wolters Kluwer and others.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.
Allscripts picks Vidyo telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm August 30, 2017
The EHR vendor is enabling patients to consult with physicians either over the web or through a mobile app.
CHIME DirectTrust health data exchange collaboration
By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm August 30, 2017
The two organizations are promoting universal adoption of the 5-year-old data exchange framework.
PriorAuthNow scores $3.6 million in funding

Founded in 2014, PriorAuthNow works with EHR systems and connects directly with insurance carriers.

By Bernie Monegain 11:34 am August 30, 2017
EHR-integrated prior authorization platform saves providers time and money, the company says.

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