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EHR


July 28, 2015  11:04 AM

Family physicians find meaningful use audits are expensive, unhelpful

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR, EHR attestation process, Meaningful use, meaningful use audits

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) didn't get the response it desired when it sent a letter of concern about the meaningful use audit program to CMS in...

June 30, 2015  10:53 AM

FDA group to support combined EHR, electronic data capture systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical information systems, EHR, EHR systems, FDA

Clinical research and patient information captured during treatment are kept in different electronic systems and by separate organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to support...


June 25, 2015  12:31 PM

The reason some doctors quit? EHRs, says one noted columnist

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR technology

The general consensus surrounding the movement to EHRs, at least from what I've heard and read, is that, although not perfect, EHRs are a good thing for doctors, healthcare organizations and patients alike. Where the problems come in are with the other stuff. For example, the


June 16, 2015  11:14 AM

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson tells Senate committee of wife’s interoperability dilemma

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AMIA, Cerner, EHR, Interoperability, Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, CEO of EHR vendor Cerner Corp. -- a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance -- has a personal reason to pull for CommonWell to realize its goal of greater health IT interoperability. Patterson's wife, Jeanne, has been a breast cancer patient for eight years and keeps paper...


May 29, 2015  4:28 PM

Like EHRs, clinical research data must be unchained for the greater good

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
clinical trials, EHR, Interoperability, precision medicine

We write a lot about interoperability of EHRs in SearchHealthIT's stories and blogs because the topic is rife with obstacles for the healthcare industry to overcome. Yet the ability to share a patient's electronic medical record across various hospitals and health systems improves clinical...


May 28, 2015  7:13 AM

Health IT startup offers single EHR option

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
C-CDA, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Privacy Rule, Meaningful use

When a new health IT company’s name sounds like a call to action, you can tell right away that the enterprise, even while for-profit, has a sense of mission. FreeOurHealthRecords.com is an outgrowth of the modern patient advocacy...


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 7, 2015  11:44 AM

Researchers: Stop charging patients for paper copies of records

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

Despite 94% of hospitals in the United States having already adopted a certified EHR system, many state regulations are still focused on paper records. That's the word from Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at...


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 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


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