EHR systems

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AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability

Press Release | American Medical Association | September 16, 2014

Building on its landmark study with RAND Corp. confirming that discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) is taking a significant toll on physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) today called for solutions to EHR systems that have neglected usability as a necessary feature. Responding to the urgent physician need for better designed EHR systems, the AMA today released a new frameworkPDF FIle outlining eight priorities for improving EHR usability to benefit caregivers and patients. Read More »

Canada reaps major benefits from using EHR systems

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 23, 2013

As some U.S. lawmakers still remain skeptical about the long-term value of federal health IT investments, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report on EHRs in Canadian physician practices pegs the efficiency and patient benefit value at about $1.3 billion since 2006. Read More »

Coalition Calls For Action Against EHRs That Block Interoperability

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | June 17, 2014

The Health IT Now Coalition is calling on HHS to decertify electronic health record systems that require extra modules or additional costs to share data, Politico's "Morning eHealth" reports...

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Congress Dishes Out HIT Budgets, Interoperability Probes

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 22, 2014

Ten years after the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, amid record partisan discord, lawmakers are trying to address problems they see in the direction of health IT’s evolution...

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DeSalvo: Health IT Needs To Catch Up With Other Sectors

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | December 4, 2014

The healthcare industry needs to catch up with other industries in fully leveraging information technology to drive innovation and advancements in care delivery, according to Karen DeSalvo, M.D., acting assistant secretary for health and national coordinator for health IT...

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Do Epic And Interoperability Interface? Depends On Whom You Ask

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | December 12, 2014

The nation’s largest electronic medical record vendor has an image problem. Verona, Wis.-based Epic has come under fire this year over its lack of interoperability, spurring the company, once well known for its mum relationship with the press, to speak up...

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DOD Gets Feedback From Industry On Planned EHR System

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | April 25, 2014

The Department of Defense is getting help from industry in scoping out the minimum infrastructure specifications required to support deployment of an enterprise-wide electronic health record system. Among the technology areas that DOD is trying to get a handle on are hosting, network, device, and site characteristics information for its new EHR system.

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EHRs Cause Physicians To Lose 48 Minutes Per Day, Survey Says

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | September 9, 2014

As a physician, free time is a scarce enough commodity without having to factor in convoluted EHR workflows and frozen computers, but a large number of providers surveyed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) are still reporting significant productivity losses due to their EHR technology...

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Electronic Health Record Patient Safety Issues Persist Long After 'Go Live' Date

Press Release | BMJ | June 20, 2014

Patient safety issues related to electronic health records (EHRs) persist long after the 'go live' date, concludes research published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

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Federal Prisons Seek Advanced EHR, Clinical Decision Support

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 3, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is looking to replace its basic EHR with a more robust commercial offering, according to a request for information (RFI) posted on FedBzOpps.gov this week.  The BOP is specifically looking for clinical decision support capabilities to serve its 219,000 federal inmates and more than 400 physicians at its standard prisons and advanced care facilities...

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IBM Enlists Watson Ahead Of Pentagon Health Solicitation

Kathleen Miller | Bloomberg | April 24, 2014

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will add technology from its Watson supercomputer, known for beating humans on “Jeopardy!,” to its federal health unit before the Pentagon seeks bids on a $11 billion health-records project.  The world’s biggest computer services provider also is hiring Keith Salzman, a former chief medical information officer at the Army hospital in Tacoma, Washington, where the Pentagon plans to test the new health records project, for its U.S. federal team.

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IBM Expands US Federal Healthcare Practice

Press Release | IBM | April 24, 2014

IBM today announced new investments in its US Federal Healthcare Practice to address the rapidly growing technology needs of public sector health institutions. The company added big data solutions for advanced clinical care from its IBM Watson Group, new collaborations with IBM Research focused on data management and an expansion of the team with the naming of a Chief Medical Information Officer for IBM’s US Federal practice.

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Inside The Struggle For Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Greg Otto | FedScoop | August 20, 2014

Over the past few months, stories have popped up chronicling doctors’, clinicians’ or other health care providers’ headaches moving to and/or accessing EHRs. The chorus of complaints has led the Senate Appropriations Committee to submit language in a draft bill that calls for a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on what “the challenges and barriers” are to EHR interoperability.” Read More »

Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Cerner To Provide Clinical Governance For Leidos Partnership For Defense Health

Press Release | Cerner, Leidos Partnership for Defense Health | September 24, 2014

Cerner today announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to provide clinical governance of solutions and workflow to be proposed for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative.  Cerner is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, an alliance that includes Leidos, the domain experts in Military Health, and Accenture, a global IT and management consulting company and one of the largest EHR systems integrators in the world...

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Leidos Team Touts Interoperability In Military EHR Bid

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | October 3, 2014

Time is running out for vendors to submit bids on the planned $11 billion, 10-year contract to deliver an electronic health records system to the Defense Department. The DOD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM -- pronounced "dim sum") is an ambitious plan to transform the delivery of care to the 9.6 million active-duty service members, their dependents, retirees and others...

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