Interoperability

Epic EHR UNC Health

Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir is among the hospitals in the UNC Health Care system. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:37 am April 27, 2018
Using the company's "Happy Together" tool, UNC was able to document 12 percent of A1c test completions and 8.1 percent of flu shot completions from external data sources.
epic EHR

Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 02:12 pm April 26, 2018
By replacing two Cerner systems, the North Carolina health system aims for a broader view, helping its physicians, nurses and IT staff work more collaboratively to serve patients with what it described as a comprehensive health record.
CMS interoperability
By Susan Morse 10:27 am April 26, 2018
The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.
CMS meaningful use
By Susan Morse 03:54 pm April 25, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services effort to reduce regulatory burdens are being warmly received but the industry appears less excited about price transparency and patient access to EHR data stipulations.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm April 25, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs voted to fund the VA’s planned
EHR DoD Cerner
By Mike Miliard 06:09 am April 25, 2018
The Defense Health Agency is considering new technology to help it manage the increase of clinical data from its ongoing EHR modernization.
CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, renames it ‘Promoting Interoperability’
By Susan Morse 06:08 pm April 24, 2018
Administrator Seema Verma said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and ultimately save hospitals over 2 million hours of work.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA.
Acting VA Secretary Wilkie urges Congress to pass Choice reform

VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 10, 2018
The Choice Program was designed to shorten wait times and ease travel burdens for veterans. But Congress failed to pass the reform package last month.
allscripts care coordination
By Mike Miliard 12:20 pm April 10, 2018
The teams, both of which joined Allscripts via acquisition, will work to innovate acute and post-acute coordination and offer greater visibility across the care continuum.

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