electronic health records (EHRs)

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Accountable Care Is Healthcare’s New OS

Leonard Kish | HL7 Standards | July 23, 2013

The 1st year report card on Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations is out. Depending on who you talk to, the story changes dramatically. As Gregg Masters pointed out, reactions to the reports on the Pioneer ACOs would either have you believe that ACOs “succeeded” or that “Obamacare is a failure.” Read More »

Across the Border of Interoperability

Some electronic health record vendors are creating challenges for providers by restricting the kinds of Direct messages their customers can receive or making it hard to open their attachments. According to several sources, Epic Systems, the largest EHR company in the U.S., permits its users to receive only Direct messages that have clinical data architecture (CDA) attachments. Read More »

Acuo Technologies Selected In DoD Award To Deliver Vendor Neutral Archive

Press Release | Acuo Technologies, Dell, BRIT Systems | November 16, 2012

Acuo Technologies...announced today that the Defense Logistics Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the Acuo Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) as a new vendor neutral archive (VNA) solution for enterprise patient imaging logistics. Read More »

Adoption Of Electronic Health Records Grows Rapidly, But Fewer Than Half Of US Hospitals Had At Least A Basic System In 2012

Catherine M. DesRoches, Dustin Charles, Michael F. Furukawa, et.al. | Health Affairs | July 9, 2013

The US health care system is in the midst of an enormous change in the way health care providers and hospitals document, monitor, and share information about health and care delivery. Part of this transition involves a wholesale, but currently uneven, shift from paper-based records to electronic health record (EHR) systems. [...] Read More »

Advice To The Next National Coordinator

John Halamka | Life As A Healthcare CIO | October 8, 2013

Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement. Read More »

After A 'Bridge' Year For Meaningful Use, 2014 Could Be Painful For Providers

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | January 2, 2014

The electronic health record world covered a lot of ground in 2013, some of it positive, some of it not. Here's our annual look at the top stories that dominated the headlines in FierceEMR in 2013--and a few that we might expect to see in 2014. Read More »

AHRQ Announces Health IT Research Funding Opportunities

Sara Heath | EHR Intelligence | April 1, 2016

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will be sponsoring research projects geared toward bettering health information technology, according to a public statement. Specifically, the agency seeks to support research for improving the safety of health IT to better inform policymakers at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)...

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AHRQ Grants Show Use Cases For Clinical Decision Support

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 15, 2013

Want to know how healthcare analytics is impacting healthcare right now? A new report published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a new report highlighting findings and lesson learned through its awarding of grants through its Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT Grant Initiative, a portion of which demonstrates use cases for clinical decision support (CDS)...

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AIRA 2018: Is Open Source the Key to Immunization Software Sustainability?

On August 14-16, 2018 the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) held its 2018 National Meeting. This meeting brought together more than 350 informatics professionals, public health officials, EHR vendors, and other stakeholders who all care passionately about Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and their role in the healthcare community. IIS projects leverage interoperability with EHRs, PHRs, and other systems to promote clinical practice at the point of care; enable public health surveillance, and reduce cost by assisting in preventing both under and over immunization.

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AirStrip, Humetrix and others advise Congress on FDA, FTC, HIPAA

Jonah Comstock | Mobi Health News | July 13, 2016

At a congressional hearing on mobile medical apps today, experts from different sectors of the industry weighed in on the ways they think federal regulation needs to change to create a robust digital health industry while still protecting the safety and wellbeing of patients. The conversation spanned various regulatory bodies and federal programs including HIPAA, the FDA, the FTC, and Medicare. “The regulatory framework for most of these apps is complicated and in some cases troubling,” Nicolas Terry, a law professor at Indiana University said in his prepared testimony. “Here, the oversimplified binary of regulation versus innovation is a poor frame...

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Alert Overload Causing Docs To Miss Abnormal Test Results

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | March 5, 2013

Follow up failures continue to occur in outpatient settings even when physicians receive electronic alerts of abnormal test results, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More »

Aligning EHR Pateint Safety With Meaningful Use

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | November 13, 2012

It’s one of the abiding ironies of policymaking that, once the policies are set, things arise that probably should have been thought of before. According to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine, one of those things, when it comes to EHRs, is patient safety. Read More »

Allscripts, Cerner, Epic Signal More Open EHRs Ahead

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | March 9, 2017

Top executives at three electronic health record companies — Allscripts, Cerner and Epic — revealed that they're working to make their EHRs more open. That means embracing APIs as a means to enable third-parties to write software and apps that run on their platforms... Allscripts CEO Paul Black said publishing APIs that third parties can use to create apps for its platform "is a big deal" and, in fact, the company has some 5,000 developers certified to do just that: Some 2 billion API data exchanges have been conducted on its platform since 2013...

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AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | November 16, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health applications (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice. During the AMA Interim Meeting, physicians voted to approve a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mHealth apps and associated devices that are accurate, effective, safe and secure...

AMA Applauds Senators' Efforts To Fix EHR Meaningful Use

Press Release | American Medical Association (AMA) | September 24, 2013

Physicians are eager to implement EHRs, but overly aggressive timeline could have harmful, unintended consequences Read More »