Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Catholic Health merges IT to enable use of social determinant of health data
By Bill Siwicki 03:00 pm February 25, 2019
Its community health workers are in the early stages of collecting and using this information with the goal of viewing the social data alongside clinical data within the health system’s EHRs.
Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai.
By Jonah Comstock 12:39 pm February 22, 2019
A chat with Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai.
By Mike Miliard 12:35 pm February 22, 2019
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association's Opioid Crisis Task Force has created what it calls the "ideal minimum data set" to get physicians the right information to enable safer EPCS.
Retina telemedicine tech helps save vision at Grady Health System

Grady Memorial Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm February 22, 2019
A backlogged queue of eye center patients, most for diabetic screenings, dropped from 14,000 to 3,000 within a year of implementation of the technology.
By Hafizah Osman 01:44 am February 22, 2019
New figures show that one in 10 Australians have opted out of the My Health Record (MHR) system, leaving participation rates at 90.1 per cent. 

Above photo: Dr NT Cheung, CMIO of Hong Kong's Hospital Authority. Credit: HA

By Dean Koh 09:33 pm February 21, 2019
Dr NT Cheung has been the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority (HA) for the past 26 years.

Elise Sweeney Anthony, director of the ONC Office of Policy (seen, center, at HIMSS19) said ONC will not be extend the comment period on the proposed rule, because it's important to move as quickly as possible toward a final rule.

By Diana Manos 12:11 pm February 21, 2019
They'll focus on info blocking, certification requirements, standards for voluntary pediatric health IT certification and the new U.S. Core Data for Interoperability proposal.
At one OB/GYN practice, a patient portal drives engagement, reduces collection time
By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm February 19, 2019
Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility OB/GYN has achieved across-the-board success with its patient portal. Ensuring everyone is onboard was key.
By Nathan Eddy 10:13 am February 19, 2019
Intel gives glimpse inside its Connected Care health plans that saved 17% per month. 
By Mike Miliard 12:03 am February 18, 2019
Hospitals that reach the pinnacle of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model have more satisfied docs, more widespread personalization of EHRs and better teamwork between clinicians, according to a new survey with HIMSS Analytics.

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