EHR technology

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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 »

DeSalvo Unveils ONC Plans For Health IT Beyond HITECH Act

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 2, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is preparing itself for the next era of health IT adoption, one that will not rely primarily on financial incentives for healthcare providers...

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DOD Collects Feedback From Industry On EHR System Proposal

Staff Writer | iHealth Beat | April 29, 2014

The Department of Defense is sorting through industry feedback on an electronic health record system proposal, Health Data Management reports. Industry comments on a request for information were due last week (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 4/25).

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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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EHR Association Calls 2015 Criteria Too Disruptive

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | April 28, 2014

In a letter to National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, MD, the Electronic Health Record Association argues that ONC's proposed Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Criteria rule will cost too much, will disrupt progress and simply isn't "necessary or workable."...

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EHR Usability Cause Of Key Pain Points For Healthcare CIOs

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | October 22, 2014

EHR adoption is increasing, but EHR usability remains a problem for end-users trying to enter and access data efficiently...

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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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Federal Incentive Payments For EHRs To Doctors And Hospitals Edge $24 Billion

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | June 12, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid out the equivalent of the gross national product of Costa Rica -- $23.7 billion -- to hospitals and medical professionals from 2011 through April 2014 to adopt electronic health records. 

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Halamka's Notes on the December HIT Standards Committee Meeting

The December HIT Standards Committee included a review of the draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, recommendations about identity management from the Transport and Security Workgroup, an overview of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and a discussion of upcoming task force work as we all prepare for the publication of the ONC interoperability roadmap and the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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HIE At A Crossroads

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 28, 2014

In the five years since the HITECH Act brought funding for public health information exchanges, the technology and the organizations that offer it have seen a varied evolution. Today, HIE as a whole is at a crossroads, with much of the public funding running out, but health data exchange services are more important than ever.

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Hospital Technology is the New Determinant of Patient Satisfaction According to EHR User Survey

Press Release | Black Book Research | April 20, 2018

Electronic health record technology and the ways that providers use it to communicate with patients and physicians is affecting how satisfied stakeholders are with their hospital organizations. The insight is revealed within the eighth annual Black Book industry surveys of inpatient EHR users including hospital staff, managers, networked physicians and patient panels. “Involvement with healthcare consumers through technologies is proving to be a significant element of patient satisfaction,” said Doug Brown, managing partner of Black Book Research.

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JASON Task Force Says Stage 3 Must Be Less Stringent

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | October 6, 2014

Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 have failed to foster interoperability "in any practical sense."  That's the contention of Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, and David McCallie, senior vice president of medical informatics at Cerner, co-chairs of ONC's joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee JASON task force...

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ONC Scraps Proposed 2015 Edition EHR Testing Criteria

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | September 10, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has abandoned its proposal to create nonbinding testing and certification criteria intended to prepare EHR vendors for coming requirements for electronic health-record systems.  In a 187-page final rule leased Wednesday, the ONC formally scrapped the plan for a voluntary 2015 Edition of EHR testing and certification criteria...

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Patients are Consumers, Too. Why a Portal Strategy Should Embrace Both

Patient engagement is easy, right? Just create a portal and tell patients it’s there. Of course, no one who puts a little thought into this idea believes it can be so simple. Healthcare isn’t “Field of Dreams,” after all. We can build it. They still might not come. But we still need to try and understand why, as this 2014 Health Affairs study found, the increased use of EHR technology has not created a parallel increase in electronic communication among patients and clinicians. In short, if patient portal use is an accurate indicator, how do we get patients engaged and hold their attention? One key issue might be that we’re not in agreement on what patient engagement is and what it is not.

PwC Enters Competition For DoD EHR Modernization Contract

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 5, 2014

PricewaterhouseCooper is the latest organization to throw its hat into the ring to contend for the sizeable EHR contract offered by the Department of Defense (DoD).  PwC US is joining forces with DSS, MedSphere, and General Dynamics Information Technology to put together a competitive bid...

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