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
Amazing Charts, a leading developer of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems for physician practices, today issued its healthcare predictions for 2015. 1. Membership Medicine Comes on Strong: The patient membership approach toShow More Summary
Most readers know that an EMR (electronic medical record) is the back-end software that runs a health care organization. EMRs have been around for a while. Recently most large hospitals and health systems have begun building out theShow More Summary
A lot has been written about how awful electronic health record (EHR) systems are. They are overwrought, overengineered, dreadfully dull baroque systems with awkward user interfaces that look like they were designed in the early 1990s. They make it too easy to cut and paste data to meet billing level requirements, documenting patient care that […]
Mike Magee Massachusetts has just announced that its physicians will now be required to demonstrate competency in Electronic Health Records. But the potential for good in a marriage of Medicine and Technology goes far beyond individual acceptance and competency. Show More Summary
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 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 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
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...
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
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 Department of Health and Human Services has laid out its plan for electronic health records and is asking for public comment