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ONC Unveils Blue Button Plus In Preparation For Stage 2 MU

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 18, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has released the initial specifications for a rebranding of its Automated Blue Button Initiative, now known as Blue Button+. Read More »

ONC's Goals For MU Stage 3 In 6 Charts

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | September 9, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator is already starting to design the third phase of meaningful use — with a dual focus on functionality and healthcare outcomes. Read More »

Online Health Communities Improve Chronic Care Quality

Ashley Gold | FierceHealthIT | June 27, 2013

Online health communities can be powerful tools for addressing chronic care issues as the number of people afflicted with such ailments rises, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Read More »

Open EHR Notes Pilot Expands After Positive Patient Response

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | May 14, 2013

After a pilot program that offered thousands of patients access to their EHR notes exceeded expectations in patient and physician satisfaction, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in New York and Geisinger Health System of Pennsylvania are widening the net. [...] Read More »

Open Source Health's CEO Sonya Satveit and Patient Advisory Board Panel Discussion at PCOS Challenge Symposium in Atlanta

Press Release | Open Source Health Inc., PCOS Challenge | September 23, 2016

Open Source Health Inc. a cloud based precision medicine platform for women that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce the participation of myAva’s Patient Advisory Board, along with CEO, Sonya Satveit and Medical Advisor, Dr. Fiona McCullough and in discussion panel at PCOS Challenge’s PCOS Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia...

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Open Source Software Creeps into Healthcare through Clinical Research

Although open source has not conquered the lucrative market for electronic health records (EHRs) used by hospital systems and increasingly by doctors, it is making strides in many other important areas of health care. One example is clinical research, as evidenced by OpenClinica in field of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and LabKey for data integration. Last week I attended a conference for people who use OpenClinica in their research or want to make their software work with it. At any one time, hundreds of thousands of clinical trials are going on around the world, many listed on an FDA site. Many are low-budget and would be reduced to using Excel spreadsheets to store data if they didn’t have the Community edition of OpenClinica. Read More »

OpenClinica’s Enterprise EDC Selected to Drive Clinical Trials Research Pharmacist (CTRP) Service

Press Release | Center Point Clinical Services, OpenClinica | March 11, 2015

OpenClinica, a provider of cloud-based electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical research, announced today that Center Point Clinical Services has selected OpenClinica to support their team of licensed pharmacists in the counseling of clinical trial patients. Known as Clinical Trials Research Pharmacists (or CTRPs), Center Point's pharmacists reinforce trial requirements for patients, helping to ensure proper dosing and storage of trial drugs and providing one-on-one, 24/7 patient counseling on concomitant medications, medical device use, dietary and lifestyle issues, as well as answer questions or concerns patients have about the trial. Read More »

OpenEMR Achieves Complete Meaningful Use Certification with Release 5.0

Press Release | OpenEMR, OEMR | March 1, 2017

OpenEMR, the most popular open source electronic health records (EHR) and medical practice management solution, has announced today that OpenEMR version 5.0 has achieved Complete ONC certification, through Infogard.  This certification is vital for medical practices in the U.S. to comply with MACRA and participate in Medicare's Quality Payment Program. The Complete Meaningful Use Certification was the result of a community effort that spanned several years, involving over $200,000 in effort and code contributions. Read More »

OpenNotes Introduces Advisory Board

Press Release | OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | September 12, 2016

OpenNotes is pleased to announce that ten extraordinary advocates for health care quality and improvement are the founding members of the OpenNotes Advisory Board. OpenNotes is a national movement that urges doctors, nurses and other health care providers to share the notes they write with the patients they care for...

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OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | July 18, 2016

Every movement needs an early, visionary leader, and the OpenNotes movement has been no exception—it’s got Tom Delbanco, M.D. Delbanco, who practiced as an internal medicine physician for 40 years, several years ago joined together with Jan Walker, R.N. to initiate a movement that is now sweeping the country and changing healthcare—and creating numerous implications for healthcare IT leaders in its wake...

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Panelists Suggest Delaying Stage 2 By One Year

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | July 24, 2013

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) began the Senate Finance committee hearing on health IT with a Thomas Edison quote: “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Read More »

Pardon Me, Your Interface Is Showing

In a great post, "Doctor as Designer" Joyce Lee laments the "sad state of product and design in healthcare," and asks "when will device and drug companies create user-centered innovations that actually improve the lives of patients instead of their bottom line?" I heartily agree with Dr. Lee's point, and think the question can be extended to the rest of the health care system. Dr. Lee uses two examples to compare health care to consumer goods. Heinz took a product design -- the glass ketchup bottle -- that had been around for over a hundred years, and greatly improved the user experience by changing to a squeezable "upside down" bottle. This not only kept the ketchup from concentrating at the bottom but also avoided the need to hold the bottle at a special angle or to tap at a particular spot just to get the ketchup out...

Patient Engagement Gains Momentum

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | February 6, 2014

Consumers and patients are gradually taking a greater role in their health but still are the most under-utilized resource in healthcare. Mobile health devices, sensors and information technology are helping them participate more fully. Read More »

Patient Engagement Via mHealth Will Be Key To Stage 3 Meaningful Use

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | January 24, 2013

With the Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2 rules focused on electronic health records, healthcare industry observers are starting to look ahead to Stage 3 and its implications for mHealth. Read More »

Patient Health Information: Building Access, Encouraging Action And Changing Attitudes

Luke Gale | HealthImaging | September 11, 2012

A patient-centered future is in sight. That was the message delivered at the 2012 Consumer Health IT Summit. Read More »