Electronic Health Records

An electronic health record (EHR) stores all of an individual patient's information in electronic format. The record is maintained by the provider over time and may include the patient's medical history, current medications, demographics, doctor's notes and other important administrative information. Issues concerning EHRs include data exchange, privacy and security, and patient consent. The final rule for Meaningful Use, released on July 13, 2010, allows hospitals to qualify for thousands of dollars in stimulus funding for the adoption of electronic health records.

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Mount Sinai Health System has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth.
April 22, 2015
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The high-performing health systems ranked by Truven Health Analytics are leveraging information technology enterprise-wide, enabling better care with fewer complications at lower cost.
April 21, 2015
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ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use security requirements, questions to ask health IT vendors and HIPAA compliance checklists.
April 21, 2015
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Clinical decision support is proving to be a mighty force in curbing childhood obesity, according to new research published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
April 21, 2015
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With one foot in clinical care and the other in technology, chief medical information officers are well positioned as information technology is perhaps one of the most important strategic levers to advance the triple aim of healthcare.
April 20, 2015
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One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view download or transmit their digitized health information. That may soon change.
April 20, 2015
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Health IT giant Cerner is working with Geisinger Health System and xG Health Solutions, Geisinger's commercial spinoff, to enable the use of emerging SMART on FHIR industry standards.
April 17, 2015
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Kaiser Permanente will open a new health IT campus in midtown Atlanta. The move is expected to create 900 new IT jobs by 2019, bringing Kaiser Permanente's total presence in Georgia to more than 4,000 employees and physicians.
April 17, 2015
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In her keynote Thursday morning at HIMSS15, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, said it's now time to "focus beyond adoption" of health IT and create an interoperable, learning health system "upon the strong foundation we all have built."
April 16, 2015
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At HIMSS15 on Wednesday, the 43rd president and early champion of health IT weighed in on world events, his family's political legacy and his firsthand experience with the fact that "America has got the best healthcare in the world."
April 15, 2015
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Breakthroughs in genetic research represent an exciting frontier for medicine. But in these early stages, the need for more clinical data is clear.
April 15, 2015
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With all 32 teams live with an interoperable EHR and related systems, the National Football League is gaining ground in several areas related to player health and safety.
April 14, 2015
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The role technology plays in transitioning your practice to ICD-10 can’t be overstated. In this briefing, Greenway Health discusses how to inventory your existing technology, identify the best tools for your practice and help you plan for implementation.
April 3, 2015
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This content will deliver insights into both the technical and business challenges around healthcare interoperability. It will discuss the importance of healthcare's access to patient-generated health data, while delving into the some of the hurdles associated with interoperability, such as HIPAA-compliance and FDA standards. Moreover, the content will highlight use cases and specific case studies of how companies are integrating patient data into variety of healthcare systems, portals and programs.
April 1, 2015
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Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients. How "universal" must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises? Here are five key criteria to look for before deploying a universal, zero-footprint viewer.
March 26, 2015
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Does your hospital struggle with inefficient medication reconciliation because of systems and processes that make it difficult to obtain accurate and complete patient medication data? Assess the state of your hospital’s medication reconciliation process and learn how two facilities improved their built-in medication history feed, drastically reducing medication reconciliation time.
March 26, 2015
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Secure, efficient communication is key to reliable patient care. Every situation involving patients requires rapid response, and care needs must be tightly managed and regulated. Learn how two busy healthcare organizations selected a secure chat solution to help improve care transition and enable physicians to more efficiently discuss critical issues.
March 26, 2015
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During this webinar, you’ll learn how to enable one unified data platform to serve multiple constituents and how to develop a data first approach with an attractive scale to cost ratio and endless possibilities.
March 19, 2015
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Beginning January 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started reimbursing providers who are actively managing care delivery for Medicare patients that have two or more chronic conditions. Providers are required to use a certified EHR, obtain and manage patient consent, deliver five core care management services, and provide at least 20 minutes of follow-up outside of the office (i.e. non-face time care). However, the financial upside for providers can be significant--potentially doubling practice billings.
March 18, 2015
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Healthcare organizations are defining organization-specific strategies to gain control of patient data access, sharing and management. In this Executive Brief, the CTO at central Florida’s largest imaging center discusses PACS, VNAs and image management and how he leveraged an Enterprise Imaging Platform to regain imaging control and automate specialty workflows.
March 11, 2015
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Healthcare organizations need enterprise-level solutions to manage image sharing, access and integration across departmental and regional boundaries. Beyond the "A" in PACS addressed by Vendor Neutral Archives, healthcare organizations are deploying comprehensive Enterprise Imaging Platforms to smooth M&A integration, address MU2 mandates and reduce escalating image integration and storage costs.
February 24, 2015
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Hear case studies and learn best practices in achieving a consumer approach through using patient self-service technologies in this on-demand presentation.
February 19, 2015
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To confidently assume care for a patient, your clinicians need access to the complete patient record. Unfortunately, that record is usually spread throughout multiple systems and paper files. Discover how to create a single, electronic patient record to improve patient care and clinician satisfaction.
February 12, 2015
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Learn how this large health system was able to improve patient financial engagement in just a few months and drive more than a million dollars in first year return.
January 30, 2015
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"Credit monitoring for a breach of your identity data, medical or not, is like handing out umbrellas in a tornado." This is a fitting analogy, as healthcare is amidst a converging storm of cyber security; four forces fairly unique to other industries seem to plague the healthcare ecosystem at a confluence.
February 17, 2015
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Even in the heavily privacy-regulated healthcare industry, few people realize how vulnerable many of our systems -- from EHR to connected medical devices -- are to cyberattacks.
February 10, 2015
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In anticipation of House of Cards Season 4, and with all due respect to the show's creators, I think real life is giving us a perfect plotline that includes politicians, corporate interests, their lobbyists and a big fat government contract.
February 10, 2015
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We just pointed to a survey that says doctors aren't embracing digital health technologies. In the name of fairness, we should also point to a survey that says it's not their fault, but their bosses'.
February 4, 2015
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The collaboration between the two organizations provides athenahealth the chance to take BIDMC's experience to a much larger audience, hopefully making a difference to providers, patients and payers across the country.
February 3, 2015
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A show of hands: Who believes depression or bipolar disorder have no impact on the severity and treatment of a patient’s diabetes and COPD? It's an idea no practicing physician would support. Yet time and again, we act as though mental illness and care can be kept separate from physical ailments.
January 20, 2015
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What will remain constant in 2015 is change. Healthcare is in the middle of a major evolution toward digital, personalized medicine and the empowered patient. Karin Ratchinsky offers her top five trends for 2015 in health IT.
January 15, 2015
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In an era where medicine is highly specialized and different specialties are involved in the care of a patient, intelligent use of information technology is essential to help providers, payers and patients achieve better care management outcomes while simultaneously improving cost and quality of care.
January 14, 2015
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As an eternal optimist, I always look forward to the year ahead and forget the bruises of the year that has passed. What innovations can we expect in 2015?
January 7, 2015
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Different healthcare specialties have different electronic health record requirements as there is significant variation in care processes, clinical content and decision support across care settings. To select the right EHR, specialty practices must fully appreciate how the technology addresses their particular needs and requirements.
December 23, 2014
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While EHRs have increased clinicians' ability to document and share histories, results, assessments and orders, they underperform when it comes to finding and connecting clinicians with other team members, insights, and coordinating complex care processes, especially when team members cross organizational boundaries.
December 18, 2014
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How can your clinical systems enable clinically-coordinated care, that is, true functional interoperability? Here are four important considerations to put you on the right path.
December 16, 2014
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iHCFA announced that it has completed an electronic interface for receiving electronic medical bills and supporting documents with strategic partner drchrono, a national leader in mobile, web-based billing, and electronic health record solutions for medical practices.
October 1, 2013
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Healthcare providers are getting measurable results with the support of scribes on the EMR.
October 1, 2013
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Covisint Helps Saint Luke’s Establish Patient Centered Medical Home, Map Patient Analytics, Track Patient and Population Care, Simplify Transitions and Reduce Costs.
October 1, 2013
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Optimum Suite and services drive operational efficiencies and quality patient care.
September 18, 2013
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Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, celebrates its 25th anniversary of leading innovation in the advanced visualization market for healthcare providers across the globe.
September 3, 2013
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Athenahealth, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management, and care coordination, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Primary Care Development Corporation, a leading non-profit organization supporting primary care, to deliver unmatched technology and consulting services to primary care providers in underserved communities.
August 23, 2013
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U.S. consumers are playing a growing role in healthcare, as both patients and consumers of healthcare. Fueled by the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, with a deadline of May 2014, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthcare reform efforts, provider organizations, clinicians and payers are seeing the importance of empowering patients to take charge of their healthcare through the use of health IT.
June 26, 2013
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Mount Sinai Queens has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, for reaching "Stage 6" status on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, making it one of only 518 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics and who have reached that status.
June 26, 2013
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OmniMD announced the introduction of its new Women's Health electronic health records software for obstetrics and gynecology.
June 25, 2013
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Mary's Healthcare System has selected Merge's iConnect Access and iConnect Enterprise Archive to support their enterprise imaging strategy.
June 18, 2013
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To speed patient report delivery to healthcare providers and obtain confirmation that reports have been delivered, William Osler Health System (Osler) in Brampton, Ontario, Canada implementedNetDelivery, Interbit Data’s report distribution solution. Moving from a time-consuming manual system for report distribution and delivery confirmation to NetDelivery’s automated capabilities, Osler has reduced the delivery time of patient reports to physicians.
June 4, 2013
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The security of electronic patient health information (ePHI) continues to be a growing concern for healthcare executives, driven by an increasingly mobile clinician workforce, uncertainty around impending updates to HIPAA regulations and widespread use of text messaging among providers. To manage security risks and help prevent PHI breaches across all modes of communication, Covenant Medical Group (CMG) adopted the HIPAA-compliant PerfectServe clinical communications platform.
June 4, 2013
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