EHRs

"Far too often individuals and the people who care for them are stymied by the onerous task of accessing their health data," said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. "CommonWell and its members are dedicated to helping break down the barriers that make it difficult for patients to access that information."

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am August 23, 2016
Cerner, athenahealth and other members of the EHR interoperability organization say members can soon self-enroll in the CommonWell network via their portals.

Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Henry Powderly 02:50 pm August 22, 2016
More than a dozen medical groups including the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, American College of Surgeons and others, have sent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on August 22 imploring it to quickly make the proposed 90-day reporting period a final rule.

National Coordinator for Health IT Vindell Washington, MD

By Jessica Davis 11:16 am August 15, 2016
This past Friday, Karen DeSalvo, MD, officially stepped down as National Coordinator, passing the baton to her second-in-command, Vindell Washington, MD. The former principal deputy national coordinator has been with ONC since January 2016.
precision medicine analytics EHR
By John Andrews 07:05 am August 15, 2016
The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what to know now. 

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner

By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am August 11, 2016
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Allscripts predictive analytics

Allscripts President Rick Poulton said that the partnership with HospitalIQ will help customers work toward enterprise-level financial objectives by bringing operational planning tools into the budgeting process.

By Bill Siwicki 04:01 pm August 09, 2016
Hospital IQ’s operational planning and management platform will enable Allscripts clients to save money, reduce uncertainty and improve the quality of care, Allscripts says.
OpenNotes
By Bill Siwicki 03:15 pm August 08, 2016
OpenNotes Executive Director Catherine DesRoches said the growing number of patients able to access their medical records online is advancing the shift toward transparency between doctors and patients.  
Judy Faulkner Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 07:15 am August 08, 2016
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic's Verona, Wisconsin, campus and met with the company's elusive founder, as well as with Epic Vice President Peter DeVault. The two talked a lot about interoperability – but perhaps not enough to quell critics.
Dark Overlords Athens Orthopedic
By Jeff Lagasse 10:38 am August 03, 2016
The clinic traced the breach of nearly 400,000 thousand records to an external cyberattack against its EHR in which the hackers gained access to personal information by using third-party credentials. 
InterSystems Stanley IOT EHR
By Bernie Monegain 04:33 pm August 02, 2016
Tying Real-Time Location Systems with clinical information tools enables customers to streamline patient and staff flow, eliminate dual data entry and reduce human error, the companies said.

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