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EHR systems


November 25, 2014  1:06 PM

Interstate HIE gets boost from 47-group coalition

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR systems, HIE, HIMSS

Health information exchange (HIE) over state lines via EHRs and data exchanges can be difficult at best. A 47-group coalition including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA and EHR/HIE

October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...


October 22, 2014  1:05 PM

Nurses bemoan system deficiencies in EHR survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR cost, EHR implementation, ehr purchasing, nurses

Nurses -- a group of employees often left out of hospital technology purchasing decisions -- were recently asked for their opinions on the EHRs they work with. Their disapproval was nearly universal. Nearly all of them (98%) said they weren't part of the purchase or configuration processes for...


October 20, 2014  1:49 PM

AMA proposes changes to meaningful use program

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
AMA, CMS, EHR adoption, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The American Medical Association (AMA) lobbied the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement its version of a revamped meaningful use program in a 30-page letter. The...


October 8, 2014  2:35 PM

Motley Fool bullish on health IT stocks

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CIOs, EHRs, investment, Motley Fool

Investors who want to make money with sometimes unorthodox, and sometimes amusingly presented, approaches, often follow advice from the Motley Fool family of media market gurus. Amid the ballyhoo of their latest picks of health IT stocks, however, is a salient point to comfort healthcare provider...


September 22, 2014  8:34 AM

Department of Homeland Security branch implements eClinicalWorks

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange

Medical professionals who manage care at all 23 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities are now using eClinicalWorks' cloud EHR. The Massachusetts-based healthcare IT vendor...


September 2, 2014  12:58 PM

DoD calls for proposals for new healthcare management systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
DOD, EHR, EHR implementation, gao, VA

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a request for proposals to update their legacy health IT systems, including their EHR. The project is expected to come with a multi-billion dollar price tag and put modernized systems in place...


July 25, 2014  2:59 PM

Congress puts ICD-10 delay under scrutiny

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR safety, EHR usability, ICD-10, ICD-10 delay

Meaningful use and EHR safety are in Washington lawmakers' sights, as we've highlighted recently in a story and a


July 2, 2014  3:39 PM

Tracking EHR adoption across space, time, specialties

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR systems

At the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information, data scientists recently chronicled the modern history of EHR systems in bold graphical fashion, depicting the strikingly rapid rate of...


June 20, 2014  12:40 PM

2014 so far a bumpy stretch for Cerner Corp.

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR implementation, EHR systems

These have been turbulent times for Cerner Corp. The Kansas City-based health IT monolith’s latest predicament unfolded behind closed doors when Ventura County, California grand jurors found that Cerner knew the county...


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