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EHR systems


June 17, 2015  3:34 PM

Practice Fusion CEO talks market share in solo practices and relationship with bigger vendors

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, cloud EHR, EHR adoption, Epic, mckesson, Practice Fusion

Ryan Howard, the 40-year-old founder and CEO of cloud EHR vendor Practice Fusion Inc.,...

June 9, 2015  11:05 AM

Switching to cloud-based EHRs reduces data breach concerns for most small practices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cloud EHR, EHR implementation, EHR security, Interoperability

Significantly fewer physicians that deploy cloud-based EHR systems in solo or small medical practices are worried about their system's security than their counterparts that use server-based EHRs. More than 80% of users of server-based systems are fearful their system or hosted files may be...


June 2, 2015  12:51 PM

AMIA task force recommends simplifying documentation, refocusing EHR regulation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR governance, EHR standards, EHR systems, EHR usability

Now that EHRs have been cemented as technology that isn't going away any time soon, healthcare providers are looking for ways to set their EHR systems up for optimum performance and future stability. In response, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) assembled the


May 19, 2015  1:22 PM

New survey: Physicians most likely to make patient notes, prescriptions in electronic systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, e-prescribing, EHR, EHR systems

Physicians have come a long way in a short time in getting comfortable working with EHR systems and other healthcare technology. Nearly 80% of U.S. physicians say they are more proficient with EHRs than they were two years ago. American doctors made up 601 of the more than 2,600 physicians from...


May 5, 2015  2:05 PM

Senate health committee leaders form bipartisan EHR improvement group

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR standards, EHR usability, HITECH Act, Reboot

A member of a Republican group that previously targeted the meaningful use program has crossed party lines to work with Democrats on a mission to improve the use of EHRs. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.), chairman of the


April 2, 2015  4:29 PM

Joint Commission issues warning on EHR safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, Joint Commission

EHR errors can cause serious problems. The Joint Commission, the independent healthcare accreditation agency that functions as a quasi-governmental body, issued that warning in the days before the giant


March 13, 2015  4:02 PM

Why I’m more worried about EHR theft today than I was last week

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, EHR, Electronic Medical Record, prescriptions

I had not been convinced about the dangers of one's EHR getting stolen in a data breach -- until now. If a cyberthief robs you of your financial information, that clearly...


March 5, 2015  10:39 AM

Brookings Institution scholars give meaningful use good marks, but say it needs more work

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, Interoperability, Meaningful use

Meaningful use has overall been a positive force for digitizing U.S. healthcare, but the EHR incentive program and its federal overseers still must overcome major problems if the promise of health IT is to be fulfilled. That’s the core message embodied in a succinct Brookings


January 29, 2015  2:34 PM

Responding to industry pressure, CMS plans to shorten meaningful use reporting to 90 days

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, CMS, EHR, electronic health record, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 3, stage 2

Relief is coming for thousands of providers who worried about gathering and reporting EHR data for 365 days as part of stage 2 of the government's meaningful...


January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, Healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, Smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...


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