Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

VA secretary hearing about EHR, Cerner

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By Jessica Davis 11:54 am June 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the veterans’ agency, Robert Wilkie, also says he would not privatize veterans’ healthcare if confirmed.
VA VistA EHR review by GAO
By Jessica Davis 09:35 am June 28, 2018
The amount averages about $1 billion a year, less than the projected $16 billion for the Cerner platform -- which Congressional members say doesn’t encompass the whole price tag.
strategic business goals for EHR cloud migration
By Gus Venditto 02:18 pm June 27, 2018
It is important that provider organizations develop a clear picture of their EHR migration objectives before choosing a CSP.
next-gen interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am June 27, 2018
Healthcare has struggled with data sharing for a long time but, even still, experts said the future will be robust as emerging technologies and standards become more common.
Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR install will go live by 2020

Chairman Phil Roe, MD, speaks during the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on Tuesday. Credit: Veterans.house.gov

By Jessica Davis 02:41 pm June 26, 2018
But several representatives pressed the department on the “staggering” cost of the project during the VA House Committee meeting.
Patient matching will lead to interoperability says Pew Research
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 26, 2018
In a letter to CMS, Pew says patient matching unlocks critical information, but identification is often elusive and better standards are needed.
Athenahealth should it sell company or keep it

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By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm June 25, 2018
We asked for your thoughts on athenahealth’s next steps now that Jonathan Bush stepped down as CEO, and the resounding majority said athenahealth should not sell to Elliott Management.
Phoenix Children's structured EHRs to be disease specific to improve care

Phoenix Children's Hospital. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:31 am June 25, 2018
An automated system within its EHR enables clinicians to capture 99 percent of notes in a structured format, as opposed to free-text, virtually eliminating the need for transcription and making EHR content more searchable.
What new Amazon venture CEO Atul Gawande said at AHIP
By Susan Morse 05:33 pm June 21, 2018
SAN DIEGO - Atul Gawande, MD, addressed a range of topics concerning the direction healthcare needs to move at America's Health Insurance Plans Institute & Expo Thursday. 
Valley Medical Group prescription refill program
By Bill Siwicki 03:26 pm June 21, 2018
Valley Medical Group's use of health IT has improved efficiency and boosted staff and provider satisfaction.

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