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November 20, 2017  3:22 PM

Benefits of EHRs include tracking the spread of infection in hospitals

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, health IT tools

EHRs have been touted for their ability to make billing easier and more accurate, improve patient care, provide a foundation on which to conduct 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 12, 2017  12:33 PM

PEW urges ONC to improve safety of pediatric EHR software

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, Regulations

In a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT's National Coordinator, Don Rucker, the Pew Charitable Trusts (PEW) as well as several other healthcare organizations urged ONC...

July 25, 2017  12:54 PM

Healthcare technology systems: What’s working and what’s not

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Artificial intelligence, Data Analytics, EHR

"[The] American healthcare system is broken," Robert Pearl, M.D., executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, said at the

July 20, 2017  2:39 PM

Study: Shift to value-based care being made but more work remains

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, population health management

With the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, many are questioning how changes in Washington, D.C., may affect the shift to value-based...

June 22, 2017  4:19 PM

In-Depth: Federal Cybersecurity Task Force’s 6 cybersecurity imperatives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
cybersecurity, EHR, Mobile devices

Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health...

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April 20, 2017  9:29 AM

In Pennsylvania, medication mistakes attributed to health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CPOE, e-prescriptions, EHR, prescriptions

In Pennsylvania, health IT contributed to 889 medication mistakes in hospitals over a six month period from January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2016. During this time period the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that the majority of these medication mistakes were

March 9, 2017  12:30 PM

AMA, provider groups call for delay of 2015 certified EHRs

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CEHRT, certified EHR technology, EHR

The American Medical Association and 102 other physician groups have called on CMS and ONC to delay the use of 2015 certified EHRs beyond the current timeframe of required use starting in 2018 because they are concerned the

February 3, 2017  1:20 PM

Patient-reported data often excluded from EHR documentation

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHR, patient data

A recent eye health study found that patient-reported data doesn't always get recorded in a patient's electronic health record (EHR), raising questions about the accuracy of clinical...

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January 5, 2017  9:09 AM

Patient-owned health data is a civil right and may help prevent breaches

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cyber security, EHR, open health data

As many in health IT know, the theft of patient health data has developed into an epidemic with breaches involving millions of health records in 2016, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among the biggest breaches were the Anthem and Premera Blue Cross hacks, and HHS...

January 4, 2017  2:36 PM

Intermountain’s part in DoD-Cerner EHR project

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, EHR, Epic

I caught up with Intermountain Healthcare CIO and vice president Marc Probst at the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum and got a chance to ask him about Intermountain's role in what is one of the biggest EHR implementations ever. And no, it's not the installation of

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