Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Mary Mosquera 10:13 am December 27, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to use EHR certification criteria to make it easier for physicians to report patient safety events. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage providers to report adverse events to patient safety organizations, and ONC will propose certification requirements that, where...
By Erin McCann 08:05 am December 27, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $17 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation to provide services and operational support for USCG's Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), officials announced this month.
By Kaiser Health News 11:14 am December 26, 2012
The Obama administration Friday urged cooperation between software companies and caregivers to prevent patient harm caused by faulty electronic records. But it stopped short of calling for regulation or a federal requirement to report computer mistakes that pose a risk to patients.
By Bernie Monegain 08:26 am December 26, 2012
More than 200 hospitals of fewer than 200 beds are changing or replacing their hospital health information systems, according to a new survey from research firm KLAS.
By Bernie Monegain 08:04 am December 26, 2012
UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., and University of Missouri Health Care have received the HIMSS Stage 7 Award for their use of electronic medical records (EMRs). The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), which HIMSS Analytics uses to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
By Bernie Monegain 10:01 am December 21, 2012
Even as hospitals and health systems nationwide are projecting that their upcoming capital expenditure budgets will drop below 2010 levels, a new survey shows spending on health information technology continues to grow.
By Anthony Brino 09:11 am December 21, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a mobile health privacy and security education campaign, aimed at giving a framework for providers just starting to use mobile devices. Called "Know the RISKS," the campaign features recommendations and materials, including a short YouTube video explaining the intersection of HIPAA and...
By Bernie Monegain 08:23 am December 21, 2012
"Concerned, but not panicking," is how Allscripts' biggest customer describes his reaction to the EHR vendor's switch at the top -- one that has CEO Glen Tullman stepping down, and former Cerner executive Paul Black, now steering the ship. Allscripts customers give both men kudos for leadership, but say the turnaround has to be decisive -- and...
By Erin McCann 02:11 pm December 20, 2012
Thinking of gift ideas for that special health IT someone this holiday season? Want to explore the creative side of gift-giving and outdo last year's gift of that Epic EMR or RTLS tracking? Look no further.
By Diana Manos 10:46 am December 20, 2012
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows the median Medicaid EHR incentive payment received by hospitals in 2011 was $613,512.

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