Despite the well-known rollout problems for hospitals and clinics across the nation, there are many palpable and welcome advantages to using electronic health records. Chief among these are the ability to access the chart from anywhere, rapidly search for information needed, and reducing the centuries-old problem of illegible doctors’ handwriting. But with the good comes […]
A new survey of physicians that switched Electronic Health Record systems ranks Amazing Charts #2 for customer satisfaction. Published by the American Academy of Family Physicians this month, the EHR Switch Survey: Responses from 305...Show More Summary
This appeared a little while ago:More Thorough Analysis of Health IT Adoption Needed, RAND Argues February 10, 2015 by Gabriel Perna Despite increasing adoption rates of electronic health records and other health information technology...Show More Summary
In oday's Wall Street Journal, surgeon and Reason contributor Dr. Jeffrey Singer makes the case against the federal government's electronic health records program. Electronic systems distract doctors by requiring them to face screens...Show More Summary
Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, released Online Patient Check-In – a new service that lets patients complete traditional check-in forms from their phone, tablet, or computer before getting to the doctor’s office. By digitizing this part of the patient’s office visit experience, Practice Fusion is freeing patients from […]
Health care providers, insurers and all who handle information on their behalf were put on notice last week that cybersecurity must be a high priority for their organizations.
Today Deloitte announces Evergreen, a new approach to electronic health records implementation and maintenance designed to help reduce hospital system IT costs as health care moves to a value-based model more reliant on clinical and enterprise data. Evergreen may help health systems save up to 30 percent on EHR operating costs by using a global […]
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, tasked with encouraging doctors to utilize electronic record-keeping technology, has only damaged the health-care system. Why are we not surprrised?
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers, while supporting the long term goals of the program.On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. Show More Summary
Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, today announced that Sandlot Connect has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. Show More Summary
Duo Security, a leading authentication provider, added Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) software to its list of applications natively supported by two-factor authentication. Duo provides strong authentication, advanced securityShow More Summary
More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. But the rapid rise in prevalence may be starting to level off--at least in younger children--the findings indicate, although there are no grounds for complacency, warn the researchers. read more
Looking back at 2014 it seems to be clear that as far as e-Health is concerned it has been largely a wasted year as far as the national initiatives - such as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) - have been concerned. Show More Summary
The University of Virginia Health System is piloting a new program that uses its EpicCare electronic medical record to speed patients' access to specialists. UVA is one of five academic medical centers in the U.S. testing the eConsults/eReferrals model; the five centers are supported by a $7 million grant from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
This appeared a little while agoEHRs Threaten Confidentiality of Adolescent HealthcareGreg Slabodkin JAN 7, 2015 7:27am ETAlthough much attention has been given to the benefits of electronic health records, EHRs pose serious challenges...Show More Summary
Mayo Clinic announced today that Epic has been selected as its strategic partner for a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) system. The new system will replace Mayo's three EHRs in use today and will be a foundation for Mayo Clinic operations over the next several decades.
Citing slow load times, confusing menu structure, and overall frustration with the user interface, St. Barnaby’s Hospital has announced that the old electronic health record (EHR) will be replaced with a new state of the art binder-based system, in which a so-called “paper chart” is kept for each patient. The new system, brainchild of prominent New […]
EHR provider Athenahealth announced today at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference that it has agreed to buy RazorInsights, an electronic health record and financial platform for rural, critical access, and community hospitals.
This appeared late last week.Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) January 2015 Release 5 available for download Created on Friday, 09 January 2015NEHTA has released new specification sets and conformance requirements...Show More Summary
Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record for doctors and patients, announced an agreement with OPTIMIZERx Corporation to integrate its patient savings and support system into the Practice Fusion EHR. This integration...Show More Summary