electronic medical records (EMRs)

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CA Hospital Adds CPOE To VistA Implementation

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR & EHR | July 1, 2013

It’s still rare these days to see a private hospital roll out open source EMR VistA, despite VistA’s excellent reputation. But one such hospital has not only implemented VistA, it’s added CPOE to its VistA rollout. Read More »

CACI Awarded $14 Million Contract to Enhance Interoperability for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Records Systems

Press Release | CACI International Inc | August 5, 2013

CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has received a task order award to provide core development support on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program. Read More »

Calling for Semantic Interoperability Standards That Enable Clinical Data Discovery

Brian Wells | Healthcare IT News | May 9, 2016

There are many promising initiatives underway that seek to combine rich clinical data from electronic health record systems running in provider sites across the county into large patient cohorts and then combine that data with genetic sequences created from samples provided by each patient in the cohort. The sponsors of these initiatives span industry, private foundations and the federal government. While the ambitious goals are commendable and the potential for discovery is worthy of the effort, there are data quality and semantic interoperability requirements that must be met prior to the combining of the clinical data...

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Can Providers Continue the Healthcare Continuum Without Medical Apps?

Healthcare applications face different challenges than their counterpart in consumer applications. They are not designed to replace providers or to improve the efficiency and scalability of providers. EMR and EHR systems have common characteristics with a database system, but they are designed for healthcare. In other words, healthcare needs its own stack. Healthcare middleware must address all the common services required to support application development. Having a set of APIs access EMR and EHR systems is the starting point, but not the complete solution. Messaging, workflow, rule engine services, and more must be part of a middleware solution. Its footprint must be lightweight and cost efficient so that it can be embedded with the applications. The real healthcare challenge is addressing the missing healthcare applications in support of a diverse care environment. Our efforts must align to inspire developers in addressing providers’ needs. It will be healthcare applications that will evolve healthcare to the next level.

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Can The Feds Make Health IT Systems Talk To Each Other?

Kenneth Corbin | CIO | February 7, 2014

Government officials are reluctant to issue mandates on standards and interoperability for health IT devices and applications -- but advocates say that's exactly what healthcare needs to promote innovation and improve patient care. Read More »

CIO Spotlight Episode 2: Barry Blumenfeld, MD

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | November 28, 2012

Barry Blumenfeld, MD, MS, CIO of MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center, discusses rollout of the Epic EMR, the slow adoption of voice recognition, and his relief over the recent presidential election for the state of healthcare IT. Read More »

Clinical histories reveal surprising evidence of multiple, distinct 'autisms'

Jake Miller | Harvard Medical School | December 19, 2013

Electronic medical records shared in a flexible, open-source database like SHRINE [Shared Health Research Information Network] provide a bird's-eye view of the medical system that offers researchers unique insights into disease and treatment. Read More »

Clinovo Presents at the DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on June 14th-18th

Press Release | Clinovo | May 19, 2015

Glenn Keet, CEO of Clinovo, will present on “The Changing Landscape of EMR/EHR Clinical Data Integration with EDC Systems” at the upcoming DIA Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C. on June 14th-18th. During the presentation, Glenn Keet will discuss the challenges of integrating EMR/EHR systems with EDC, and will examine the value of patient engagement, in particular the opportunities brought by eSource and electronic health records/electronic medical records integration.

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Cloud-Based EMRs

Eric Gombrich | Executive Insight | April 25, 2013

The concept of patient-centered health is a growing theme in healthcare.  Terms such as "patient engagement," "patient-based" and even "patient-centric" are used ubiquitously as though they all mean the same thing and deliver benefits to both providers and patients. [...] But does patient-centered care actually activate patients to become more responsible for their health and wellness? Not quite, but EMRs are the start to that transformational model of care. Read More »

Cognitive Medical Systems Launches CORA, Its First Product

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | September 11, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that it is piloting its flagship product, Clinical Optimization and Reasoning Architecture (CORA), with two major U.S. healthcare delivery systems. The platform gives hospitals the ability to easily define, deploy and sustain improved evidence-based clinical practices...

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Commentary: Better Communication For Improved Outcomes, Reduced Readmissions

Andrew Brooks | Government Health IT | April 26, 2013

Despite having one of the most technically advanced healthcare systems in the world, the United States continues to struggle with the most basic of tasks — efficient communication and care coordination amongst different providers. Read More »

Commentary: Will Health IT Increase Fraud And Abuse?

John Casillas | Government Health IT | September 24, 2012

A September 15 article in the Washington Post examines an area of increasing focus in healthcare -- fraudulent and abusive Medicare billing practices. Read More »

Community Health Center Battles For Patients' Records

Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 20, 2013

Doctors at Milwaukee Health Services have not had access to the medical records of 40,000 patients since June 30, when an Atlanta company cut off the community health center's access to its electronic medical records after their contract ended. Read More »

Complaints about Electronic Medical Records Increase

Bill Toland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 3, 2014

Last month, the nation’‍s largest union of registered nurses sent a letter to the FDA asking for broader and more stringent oversight of electronic records systems and of computerized physician-order entry systems, which allow clinicians to log treatment instructions for patients. The National Nurses United, as part of its broader campaign highlighting the potential dangers of “unproven medical technology,” says FDA officials should test electronic medical records as rigorously as they might a new drug or an artificial hip implant...

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Computerization In Health Care Demands High Data Standards

Thomas C. Redman and Donald Nielsen | Harvard Business Review | February 25, 2013

Recent reports bookend the promise and peril of computerization and the electronic medical record in health care. On the truly positive side, the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group have teamed up to form Optum Labs, a research group aimed at mining (initially) claims records for over 100 million people and 5 million clinical records... Read More »