Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

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.
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.
CMS unveils new Data Element Library
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm June 21, 2018
The database will help EHR vendors incorporate health IT standards to smooth the exchange of patient information across care settings.
Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data
By Dave Muoio 10:11 am June 21, 2018
The retail giant is looking to protect a method for obtaining EHR data via the distributed ledger technology.
CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am June 21, 2018
The event, on Aug. 13, will host app developers to build and innovate software that can help patients access and understand their health data, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.
Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase venture

Atul Gawande, MD, delivering a speech at a Geisinger Health System event in Pennsylvania in 2015. Photo by Lisa Lake, Getty Images

By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm June 20, 2018
As CEO of the new company, which will be based in Boston, the public health expert will seek to "incubate better models of care for all," he says.

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter