10:01 am January 09, 2015
Epic and IBM, which have teamed up to win the massive federal contract to replace the Department of Defense's ailing electronic health record system, revealed this week they would not be going it alone: They've recruited a small army of healthcare experts, including a CIO and a patient advocate, to help give them an edge.
10:35 am January 08, 2015
OpenNotes launched in 2010 as a here-goes-nothing pilot program at three select providers. Since then, despite some initial physician resistance, the number of patients with easy electronic access to their doctors' notes has grown 250-fold. Now comes the real goal, says OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco, MD: making that transparency "the...
10:57 am December 22, 2014
A physicians network in the Mid-Atlantic has been awarded the highest level of electronic medical record adoption, joining the only 6 percent of all ambulatory clinics that have achieved this status.
02:32 pm December 12, 2014
The nation’s largest electronic medical record vendor has an image problem. Verona, Wis.-based Epic has come under fire this year over its lack of interoperability, spurring the company, once well known for its mum relationship with the press, to speak up.
02:25 pm December 12, 2014
As the deadly Ebola virus made landfall in the U.S. for the first time in 2014, it raised a host of questions about electronic health records, provider workflow and the readiness of the country’s IT infrastructure to deal with a potential outbreak.
02:19 pm December 12, 2014
Healthcare organizations with long-established electronic health records run the risk of "note bloat" and compromised patient safety unless they standardize physician documentation procedures and limit the amount of cutting-and-pasting doctors have to do.
02:14 pm December 12, 2014
When Apple announced in June that it was working with the Mayo Clinic on an app that would integrate healthcare information from other third-party apps – including one from Mayo – offering a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device, we were intrigued.
02:13 pm December 12, 2014
Each month in this space, we speak to HIMSS Analytics Executive Vice President Hoyt and HIMSS Analytics Senior Director of Research Jennifer Horowitz to get their perspective on provider uptake of health IT. From basic EHRs to advanced clinical and business analytics, the industry has made huge strides in the past five years or so, and this most...
12:02 am December 10, 2014
Despite what seems to be some sustainable momentum beyond the initial rush of excitement, worries remain about Apple's HealthKit platform -- with security concerns and its potential to flood doctors with unnecessary data topping the list. Could the latest big thing eventually go the way of Google Health?
02:08 pm December 05, 2014
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says a new analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind."