Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Cass Regional EHR back online after ransomware attack: What you need to know

Cass Regional Medical Center. Credit: Google Street View

By Jessica Davis 05:13 pm July 19, 2018
Hackers got into the Missouri health system’s network by a brute force attack on its remote desktop protocol, the same access used by the notorious SamSam ransomware variant.
AMA explains why doctors should be involved in EHR design and implementation
By Mike Miliard 12:43 pm July 19, 2018
The American Medical Association and MedStar Health examined how physicians used Cerner and Epic electronic health records, and found a lot variability that could impact safety.
EHRs improve patient safety
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:31 am July 19, 2018
To achieve gains in quality, hospitals need to strategically pace the rollout of new features and functionality.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes new rule to combat note bloat

Seema Verma talking about new rule proposal on Twitter.

By Mike Miliard 01:12 pm July 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes a new rule to combat note bloat, improve patient safety, advanced analytics and enable IT innovation.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
blockchain for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 08:56 am July 18, 2018
Hospitals ignoring blockchain risk being left behind, IT firms say, and they share advice about getting work underway.
Health Catalyst launches new hospital safety surveillance analytics
By Mike Miliard 04:59 pm July 17, 2018
Health Catalyst announced a new surveillance module for its Patient Safety Monitor suite that aims to help hospitals protect patient safety by deploying predictive analytics to monitor, predict and prevent inpatient risk.
Premier Management streamlines ACO reporting across 33 metrics
By Bill Siwicki 04:51 pm July 17, 2018
Organization plans to expand beyond MSSP with new commercial contracts, Medicare Advantage contracts, and commercial ACO products with other payers.
doctor dictates for medical transcription automation tools
By Jeff Lagasse 09:16 am July 17, 2018
New research determines that the time has come to finally replace those old analog devices.

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