EHRs

AHA ONC interoperability standards
By Jack McCarthy 09:41 am October 26, 2016
American Hospital Association said the draft 2017 ISA must assess the use, not just adoption, of standards.
National Health IT Week 2016

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC, as seen from the east side. Source: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:25 am September 20, 2016
A guide to the annual event taking place in Washington, DC next week, as well as virtual and live gatherings around the country. Topical and timely themes include precision medicine, telehealth, interoperability and population health. 
Allscripts 2bPrecise precision medicine
By Jessica Davis 04:37 pm September 19, 2016
In an early-adopter program at the National Institutes of Health, the cloud-based genomics platform will be used to gauge how best to deliver precision medicine data to clinicians at the point of care.
EHR physician burnout
By Bernie Monegain 09:18 am September 06, 2016
Doctors spend more than half of their time on EHRs and deskwork and only about 27 percent in direct clinical visits with patients. One researcher said the industry needs to refocus doctors' efforts from facing computer screens to engaging patients.
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm August 29, 2016
Cloud-based IT developer athenahealth announced Aug. 29 that it has acquired the care coordination platform Patient IO to expand the company's focus on patient-centered care.

Intermountain Chief Quality Officer Brent James, MD

By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am August 29, 2016
An Intermountain Healthcare study conducted at 27 team-based medical practices and 75 traditional practices revealed that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings yields better results for patients and also reduces the rates of healthcare utilization and lowers cost.
Regenstrief FHIR

Titus Schleyer (left), Regenstrief Institute investigator and the Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University Department of Medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 11:10 am August 26, 2016
In pilot testing a new way to compile healthcare information electronically, researchers at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics are using HL7's FHIR specification.

"Through the use of Acuere, two of our satellite clinics have achieved better blood pressure control than our organization as a whole," said Marianella Napolitano, vice president of performance improvement at Cleveland-based Neighborhood Family Practice.

By Mike Miliard 11:31 am August 25, 2016
OCHIN, the multi-state information network serving 170 health organizations and more than 10,000 clinicians, has launched Acuere, a real-time data aggregation system meant to help drive clinical improvements and operational efficiencies.
By Kaiser Health News 10:45 am August 25, 2016
In their professional journals, at conferences, on social media and healthcare blogs, and in comments to federal regulators, the nation's doctors are expressing growing anger and frustration about the changes MACRA will bring.
Population health

Michael Dulin, MD, director of the academy for population health innovation at the University of North Carolina

By Bill Siwicki 09:42 am August 24, 2016
How should population health look and work? There's a five-step process to getting there, said Michael Dulin, MD, director of the academy for population health innovation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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