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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Deaconess Health System, which serves southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky and southeastern Illinois, has received HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
November 23, 2011
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In the course of meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria, Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., will have the basic infrastructure in place for health information exchange, which by design will enable meeting the more complex HIE requirements that is expected for Stages 2 and 3.
November 22, 2011
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A new study by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds that physician practices and pharmacies are both keen on e-prescribing's ability to improve safety and save time -- but that both groups face barriers to realizing its full potential.
November 22, 2011
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Seeking to offer a sense of certainty about accountable care organizations' ability reduce cost, improve quality and enhance the patient experience, the National Committee for Quality Assurance on Monday released the standards and guidelines that are the basis for its ACO accreditation program.
November 22, 2011
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Apixio announced that its Community Search product has been tested and approved by Allscripts and is now featured in the Allscripts Application Store and Exchange on the company’s ClientConnect website. Apixio is now available for users of Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) 5.5.
November 22, 2011
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Aetna is teaming with the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, for research aimed at analyzing healthcare data in new ways to further clinical research and improve the quality and cost of healthcare.
November 21, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's $6 million in grants will fund 10 telemedicine projects in the Delta Region. The grants will help deliver health services to areas currently lacking adequate care and deliver services to 25 counties with persistent poverty.
November 21, 2011
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HIMSS Analytics has designated three European hospitals as Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale. The hospitals will be recognized at HIMSS Europe's CIO Summit in Geneva on November 22.
November 21, 2011
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Back in October, we asked industry professionals and our readers to share some of the things they hated most about their EMRs. Since then, comments, questions and disagreements have sparked a lively conversation, prompting a look back to our original article.
November 21, 2011
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Back in October, we asked industry professionals and our readers to share some of the things they hated most about their EMRs. Since then, comments, questions and disagreements have sparked a lively conversation, prompting a look back to our original article.
November 21, 2011
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A new report from IDC Health Insights predicts the market for ambulatory EHRs will grow significantly in the coming years, moving from less than 25 percent adoption in 2009 to more than 80 percent by 2016.
November 21, 2011
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Electronic health records will become the norm, sooner than later, experts said at a summit hosted Friday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
November 21, 2011
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