EHRs

CMS EHR CPOE quality reporting

Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt said the new proposals are designed to improve patient experience and outcomes.

By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am July 07, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.

Aaron Seib, CEO of the National Association for Trusted Exchange

By Diana Manos 07:18 am July 07, 2016
Doctors are required by law to allow patients to view, download and transmit data and that new reality is giving rise to many hesitations. Here’s a look at pressing issues to understand before proceeding. 
VA commercial EHR VistA
By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm July 06, 2016
A report published by the Commission on Care requests major funding from Congress to replace the proprietary VistA EHR, among its list of 18 recommendations.
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Mount Sinai CIO Kumar Chatani

By Bernie Monegain 09:26 am July 06, 2016
The new app, which includes features for finding doctors and booking appointments as well as general information, is designed to strengthen patient engagement efforts by streamlining their experience, Mount Sinai’s CIO said.
EHR road block predictive analytics
By Jessica Davis 04:28 pm July 05, 2016
Hospitals amassing more and more administrative, clinical, financial and ICD-10 data are looking to harness statistics, data science and mining tools and the electronic health record market is expanding but new obstacles are arising. 
By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am June 30, 2016
A third-party vendor is responsible for the security breach of the protected health information of 4,300 patients at Mass. General. Hospital executives posted an apology on its website on June 29.
Irv Lichtenwald, CEO of Medsphere Systems

Medsphere Systems CEO Irv Lichtenwald says his company's merger with ChartLogic will create "a comprehensive healthcare IT platform that extends from physician practices to acute care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health facilities."

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm June 28, 2016
The move, announced June 28, expands Medsphere’s enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing technology.
Redox API EHRs
By Jessica Davis 01:39 pm June 24, 2016
The application programming interfaces enable cloud-based apps for patient-centric payment, oncology, orthopedic supplies, surgery and point-of-care test data with leading electronic health record platforms.
Epic Cerner IDC
By Jack McCarthy 07:24 am June 24, 2016
The consultancy’s first report on health IT vendors and technology stalwarts in the healthcare industry ranks them by annual revenue. Other winners include Optum, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Philips and Hewlett-Packard. 
interoperability ER overuse

Sutter Delta Medical Center is one of the hospitals participating in a Bay Area effort to reduce emergency room visits when appropriate. 

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am June 23, 2016
Sutter, Alameda Health System and others to share real-time patient data via a portable health record called PreManage ED, to help redirect frequent flyers.

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