Mike Miliard | July 30, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Fair or not, Cerner's reputation in recent years has been one of increasing embrace of openness -- at least more open than Epic, with its perceived "garden-walled" ethos. That stated commitment to data liquidity probably served it well with DoD... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2015 | 09:28 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is disbursing about $38 million in grants to 20 organizations, working to drive better information exchange for care coordination and population health. More
Mike Miliard | July 28, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
When ONC released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap earlier this month, it touted the envisioned center as a way to create a "culture of safety." Writing in Health Affairs, two experts offer some tips to help it meet that "monumental,... More
Mike Miliard | July 24, 2015 | 14:46 PM | Electronic Health Records
The winner of the gigantic contract will have to meet steep requirements for the Defense Department and, in turn, will be well positioned to also offer those capabilities to other customers. Competing EHR vendors are going to have to keep pace or risk... More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 16:44 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying the move toward Stage 3 meaningful use. More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which workplace had the more reliable information systems? More
Mike Miliard | July 20, 2015 | 09:15 AM | Quality and Safety
As part of its ongoing battle against medical errors and adverse events, the Office of the National Coordinator has released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap, a plan to convene stakeholders to create a technology-enabled "culture of safety"... More
FRAMINGHAM, MA | Mike Miliard | July 17, 2015 | 10:25 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability, Accountable Care
The push toward value-based outcomes means health information exchange technology has new opportunities for value-add, according to reports published this week by IDC Health Insights. More
Mike Miliard | July 16, 2015 | 11:15 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce
A new study from AHRQ examines "sociotechnical factors and the role they play in mitigating or augmenting health IT’s impacts on workflow." The effect on outpatient settings is not always a good one. More
Mike Miliard | July 14, 2015 | 07:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there. More
Mike Miliard | July 10, 2015 | 21:39 PM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Interoperability
Health information exchanges (pl. noun) have clearly gone through some transformative changes these past few years. So has health information exchange (verb). Both continue to be essential to the evolution of healthcare. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 10, 2015 | 13:18 PM | Meaningful Use, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Not unexpectedly, President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt, currently serving as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to fill the role of administrator. More