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HIMSS Analytics Honors Rockford Health System With Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Analytics recognized 11 of  Rockford Health System sites with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Rockford Health’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a […]

e-MDs is First EHR to Connect to Kansas Infectious Disease Registry

e-MDs  and Kansas Health Information Network Inc. (KHIN), a health information exchange organization (HIO), today announced that e-MDs’ electronic health records technology is the first to exchange provider data directly with  the newly-created Kansas infectious disease registry. Show More Summary

This Seems To Be Pretty Good News For Those Ramping Up Hospital Automation. Some Actual Evidence EHRs Save Lives.

This appeared a little while ago.Are EHRs Life Savers? Maybe So, According to Preliminary ResearchAugust 25, 2014 by Rajiv Leventhal Can the adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) be tied to hospital performance...Show More Summary

How Open APIs Can Move Healthcare IT Toward Interoperability

Discussion in the healthcare IT world is currently focused on interoperability. The hope is to standardize the exchange of Electronic Health Record (EHR) across systems to enable the instant availability of pertinent health informat...

Outreach program gets cessation help to smokers of low socioeconomic status

A strategy that relied on electronic health records (EHRs) to identify smokers and interactive voice-response telephone calls to reach them may help promote tobacco cessation efforts among smokers of low-socioeconomic status (SES), according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. read more

Downloading Data Through The Display

HIPAA – the US standard for electronic health care documentation – spends a lot of verbiage and bureaucratese on the security of electronic records, making a clear distinction between the use of records by health care worker and the disclosure of records by health care workers. Show More Summary

The federal government is trying to clean up its messy health-records databases

The Department of Health and Human Services has laid out its plan for electronic health records and is asking for public comment

Saying Epic is a ‘closed’ health records system is an oversimplification

Feature: Epic, the largest the electronic health records vendor in the country, has let its competitors and the media control the narrative around interoperability for too long. The company's reclusive CEO Judy Faulkner spoke to VentureBeat to help set the record straight.

Simple Model Predicts Progression of Kidney Disease Among Socially Disadvantaged Patients

A simple model using 5 commonly available variables from electronic health records adequately discriminates between socially disadvantaged individuals with chronic kidney disease who will and will not progress to kidney failure.

A new "Better EHR" book and an observation re: health IT regulation, health IT amateurs, and user centered design (UCD) - "responding to user feature requests or complaints?"

A new book has appeared on improving usability of electronic health records. The result of government-sponsored work, the book is available free for download. It was announced via an AMIA listserv, among others: From: Jiajie Zhang []Sent:...Show More Summary

CureMD Selects DrFirst for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

CureMD has selected DrFirst to provide controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) capability to users of CureMD EHR, its cloud-based electronic health record system. CureMD is adding DrFirst’s EPCS GoldSM 2.0 controlled substance e-prescribing...Show More Summary

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 with Allscripts EHR

Allscripts clients Alexandra Health System and Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) have achieved Stage 6, the second-highest level attainable on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) in Yishun,Singapore. Show More Summary

Frost & Sullivan Analyst on the Pain Points of Electronic Health Records

Neil Versel of Forbes recently wrote, “Electronic health records’ usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. Show More Summary

Drchrono uses Apple Touch ID to let doctors into electronic health record

Where the medical record is concerned, the TouchID button could be hugely effective in providing secure yet easy access.

Money for nothing: The dire straits of EHRs

I’ve previously written about my experience with poorly designed electronic health records and how it negatively impacts provider happiness and patient safety.  Apparently, I’m not alone in my experiences and my sentiments about this subject. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. […]

Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Convert Electronic Health Records Into Meaningful Data

As part of the four-year, $2.1 million National Science Foundation research project, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas, Austin, will develop algorithms and methods to convert the electronic health records data into meaningful clinical concepts or phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.

$2.5 Million Grant to Tackle Barriers of Electronic Health Records

The five-year grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to measure best practices across existing EHR systems, listen and learn what providers believe to be the ideal system, then build and test a model EHR system that can improve patient care.

What in God's Name is Going on With Healthcare IT at Cambridge University Hospitals?

This story about a UK hospital that recently "went live"with an American electronic health record/enterprise command-and-control system (EPIC) was not only predictable, but expected considering the sorry state of the health IT industry...Show More Summary

The Great Digital Divide in Healthcare: Older Americans May Be Left Behind

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.

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