Electronic Health Record (EHR)

information blocking
By Tom Sullivan 03:38 pm August 29, 2017
The controversial practice puts patient lives at risk and, while the 21st Century Cures Act mandates the government take steps to end info-blocking, the organizations are looking for more clarity.
Indiana EHR update to fight opioid crisis

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaking at the RNC in 2016.

By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm August 29, 2017
The program can be used by physicians and pharmacists to help prevent doctor shopping and fraudulent prescriptions.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

A screen snap of Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 01:45 pm August 28, 2017
ONC must foster more accurate and effective health information exchange by focusing on those key areas, group says.
hospital EHR deployments

While 80.5 percent of hospitals have installed at least a basic EHR system, researchers said that just 37.5 percent of hospitals have adopted at least eight of 10 components measuring EHR use for performance measurement.

By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm August 28, 2017
Small, rural and safety-net organizations could do better using their IT systems for performance management and patient engagement, new JAMIA study shows.
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm August 23, 2017
Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.
EHR vendors
By Bill Siwicki 03:11 pm August 23, 2017
Netsmart Technologies, eHana, PsyTech Solutions and Qualifacts Systems get nearly $200,000 to build pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data.
MIT machine learning to improve EHRs

MIT's Great Dome in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo via WikiMedia

By Mike Miliard 09:23 am August 22, 2017
CSAIL researchers are finding news ways AI can be deployed to streamline ICU data and help with with application of predictive models on electronic health records.
 order sets in Epic EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm August 09, 2017
Two-way data sharing can help hospitals gain ground on quality improvement initiatives.
Regenstrief wins AHRQ grant
By Bernie Monegain 11:39 am August 09, 2017
Researchers will use the funding to new approaches to enable EHRs to more accurately bring patient information together to ensure clinicians are looking at the right information for a specific individual.

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