Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By Tammy Lovell 04:43 am September 18, 2019
Researchers at the University of Manchester found that integrating patient data recorded on smartphone apps with EHRs helped identify disease trends.
Health system takes an ‘Epic first’ approach to integrating all data, including SDOH

Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California.

By Bill Siwicki 03:48 pm September 17, 2019
Contra Costa Health Services takes on whole person care by gathering every bit of data, not just medical care data, and getting it into its Epic EHR. The results have been startling.

L-R: Glenn Winokur, Donald Rucker, Michael Pfeffer, Charles Alessi, Lisa Grisim.

By Mike Miliard 06:56 pm September 16, 2019
At Health 2.0, National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker and other clinical IT leaders explore the root causes of the burnout epidemic – and offer a wishlist of tech innovations that could help.

Dr. Albert Chan of Sutter Health, speaking at Health 2.0 on Monday.

By Mike Miliard 01:24 pm September 16, 2019
Dr. Albert Chan, chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health, says health systems have to get better at interpreting data in novel ways to make good on their promise to patients.

Above photo: Heungro Lee, Partner, VAIIM Consulting Group.

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By 02:35 am September 16, 2019
“Most hospitals tend to make the mistake of selecting infeasible EHR options despite knowing their constraints. Sometimes, seeking a third party’s advice who is in a neutral position would be useful,” said Heungro Lee, Partner, VAIIM Consulting Group. 
Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm September 13, 2019
A legal expert who helped write HIMSS’ comments on the proposed rule offers an in-depth look at the new regs, and explains what they could mean for IT and infosec leaders.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am September 12, 2019
Researchers used open source technology from IBM Watson to build an AI model that would ingest clinical data from de-identified sepsis patient EHR data, then used it to predict patient mortality during hospitalization and during the 90 days following discharge.
By Mike Miliard 12:07 pm September 10, 2019
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg pays $85,000 to HHS Office for Civil Rights and promises remediation after failing to give an expectant mother timely access to her medical records.
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm September 09, 2019
While the agencies will no longer maintain or update the CONNECT wiki, it will continue to exist as an open source project whose code and community resources can be "used, adopted and implemented by any interested organization."
By Nathan Eddy 10:43 am September 09, 2019
Integrated into Epic's clinical workflow using SMART on FHIR, the cloud-based Meducation platform offers simplified, patient-specific medication instructions.

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