Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Mount Sinai opens biomedical blockchain research center
By Bernie Monegain 04:04 pm July 24, 2018
The center will focus on developing predictive apps from data in EHRs, wearables and other digital health tools.
Senate confirms Robert Wilkie to head VA

Robert Wilkie testifying at his confirmation hearing on June 27. Credit: c-span

By Jessica Davis 10:42 am July 24, 2018
After months without a permanent leader, Wilkie will be tasked with ‘righting the ship’ and is set to focus on the Cerner EHR project, already underway.
NHS to bolster hospital IT with $540M in new spending
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 23, 2018
The UK's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says tech transformation is coming to the National Health Service as he pledges big investments.
next-gen precision medicine will focus on consumerism, EHR integration
By Bill Siwicki 10:20 am July 23, 2018
Experts say emerging tools could become as important to precision medicine as HTML is to the web.
doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
what you need to know about Cass Regional EHR ransomware attack

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Credit: Facebook

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.

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