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December 16, 2015  5:40 PM

HIE on the rise, new government study shows

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHRQ, HIE

Health information exchange (HIE) has accelerated, particularly in hospitals, according to

July 21, 2015  1:00 PM

A health IT implementation brings work interruptions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHRQ, EHR implementation, health IT tools

Undertaking a health IT implementation will result in numerous interruptions to the workflows of clinicians and associated staff members, though those interruptions frequently don't involve the new technology system. Two U.S. healthcare organizations -- which included one specialty and five primary...


April 28, 2015  11:28 AM

CMS: Technology can tighten link between quality measures and improvement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHRQ, EHR, quality measures

In publishing a final draft of its Physician Quality Reporting Programs strategic vision, CMS reiterated that it stands with the growing crowd of healthcare entities that are supporting a move away from fee-for-service payment models. The official


February 19, 2013  11:48 AM

Children’s EHR format guides developers, policymakers alike

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
AHRQ, children's EHR, CHIPRA, CMS, EHR

There’s a new EHR data standard in town. Last week, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a child-specific EHR format that outlines functionality items...


February 1, 2013  2:38 PM

AHRQ to study ambulatory workflow, seeks public opinion

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
AHRQ, EHR, HIE, PCMH

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks public comment on its plans to study how health IT...


January 2, 2013  5:49 PM

ONC EHR safety plan in the works; public comment sought

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, EHR implementation, EHR safety, ONC, ONC-ACTB

Just before the U.S. health care system went on skeleton crews for the long holiday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT dropped a little policy package under the tree that might seem like an innocent little 39-page PDF, but it could have much larger ramifications for CIOs and the...


August 8, 2012  2:09 PM

New AHRQ paper on PHRs offers some sound EHR implementation advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, phr, preventive care

Despite efforts in Congress to defund the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, it's business as usual for the health care research clearinghouse. Its latest...


June 20, 2012  12:12 PM

AHRQ develops Health IT Hazard Manager HIT safety reporting tool

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, HIT safety, Risk management

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced the completion of its


August 24, 2011  11:59 AM

AAFP patient portal service for small physicians goes live

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
AAFP, AHRQ, CAHPS, patient portal, quality reporting

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Small practices across the country face many challenges in meeting meaningful use requirements. Separated from large hospitals or research institutions, these...


August 8, 2011  2:03 PM

Consumer health technologies need to be simple

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHRQ, consumer health IT

Although many factors hinder the adoption of consumer health technologies, poor design remains the biggest obstacle. This phenomenon isn't limited to devices that are difficult to use -- patient portals and


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