Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

athenahealth booth at HIMSS17
By Susan Morse 05:11 pm September 06, 2018
Former CEO Jonathan Bush could receive $4.8 million if he helps with the sale of the cloud IT company, according to a report that shows Elliott partnering with Bain Capital.
James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs

James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs. Credit: Senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm September 06, 2018
During the Wednesday confirmation hearing, James Gfrerer said he’d also be an advocate for maintaining VistA during the 10-year process to implement the new Cerner EHR.
pharmacist scans a bottle of medication at pharmacy
By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm September 06, 2018
Hospital chief medical information officers are almost unanimous in recognizing the patient safety improvements that have been brought about by better medication management processes, according to a new poll from their U.S. trade group, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
veterans affairs
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am September 05, 2018
Our poll results were tight with no clear opinion on whether the EHR project should be put on hold until new IT leadership is in place, but the majority are concerned with the current trajectory.
doctor with patient looking at tablet health record

New research reveals hospital innovation needs to focus on interoperability, patient experience and telehealth.

By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 05, 2018
New HIMSS Media research spotlights what innovations are needed most, top areas hospitals are prioritizing and sticking points to avoid.
us capital building in washington, dc
By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 31, 2018
The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history.
Doctor using EHR on a tablet and computer screen
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm August 30, 2018
Absent more rigorous federal regs, Pew Charitable Trusts, MedStar Health and AMA offer model test cases to help vendors and providers detect potentially dangerous usability risks.
portrait of JUdy Faulkner, head of Epic Health Systems
By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm August 30, 2018
Epic is working to take interoperability global, CEO Judy Faulkner told more than 10,000 attendees at the company's annual Users Group Meeting.
Government Accountability Office exterior building sign
By Jessica Davis 03:41 pm August 29, 2018
Included in an amendment to the Senate appropriations bill, the accountability office would be required to assess any underlying issues that would impact future deployments of the Cerner EHR.
Harris Healthcare acquires Iatric Systems
By Mike Miliard 12:47 pm August 29, 2018
The company will continue to develop integration technology help hospitals with EHR optimization, medical device integration, interoperability and other functions.

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