EHR equates to Electronic Health Records

New at HIMSS19: New focused communities help personalize Global Conference

The new communities, targeted at 9 types of attendees, will enable people to navigate the conference year-round.

HRSA to give $125 million to community health centers for IT-enabled quality improvement

The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.

Geisinger, Merck co-launch new FHIR-enabled patient apps

Geisinger and Merck have collaborated on a pair of new web-based applications, designed to make it easier to incorporate patient data into health systems' electronic health records for better care coordination, treatment and outcomes.

One app, called Family Caregiver, enables two-way communications between patients and their care teams. The other, known as MedTrue, draws together medication data from different sources to help patients with reconciliation and adherence, creating a meds list that's vetted by both patient and provider.

Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

Apple is looking to hire engineers to develop a custom chip for more sophisticated health information tracking and applications, according to a CNBC report.

CMS, USDS innovators on the future of Blue Button 2.0

With more than 700 developers now in the Blue Button sandbox, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Digital Service say we are just scratching the surface of what the API-first approach can accomplish.

Major Australian EHR rollout approaches halfway mark

The digitization initiative in the remote and rural Northern Territory is implementing InterSystems technology to improve quality and access for the area's underserved population.

Dems blast VA 'cronyism' after ProPublica report, launch investigation

A trio of President Trump’s friends reportedly held up the Cerner EHR contract and influenced policies, among a host of other claims.

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

New rule would advance interoperability, streamline measures accountable care organizations need to report and pay for more types of virtual visits.

 

Community Health Systems under scrutiny for EHRs, meaningful use

In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive program but offered few details.