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EHR Replacements Rise, but Usability Remains in Question

September 15, 2015 - The implementation of an electronic health record is often cited as the first and most important step towards crafting a health IT infrastructure that encourages quality documentation, health information exchange, population health management, and safe, comprehensive patient care.  A good EHR encourages standardized, efficient workflows, prevents possible adverse events, reminds providers...


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EHR Replacements Rise, but Usability Remains in Question

by Jennifer Bresnick

The implementation of an electronic health record is often cited as the first and most important step towards crafting a health IT infrastructure that encourages quality documentation, health information exchange, population health management,...

Semantic Big Data Lakes Can Support Better Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is currently holding its breath as it waits to see how CMS will adjust the final Stage 3 meaningful use rule in response to stakeholder complaints about the maturity of EHRs and big data analytics technologies, but not...

CHIME: Patient Matching Crucial for HIE, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is in need of much more robust, accurate, and sophisticated patient matching techniques if it is to take full advantage of health information exchange and care coordination technologies, say CHIME leaders in a letter to...

WEDI Seeks ICD-10 Preparedness Survey Responses by July 10

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking healthcare providers in the middle of the ICD-10 preparedness plans to devote a few moments to its latest periodic ICD-10 readiness survey.  The survey, one of the primary benchmarks...

Nurse Informaticists Have “Direct Positive Impact” on Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse informaticists are integral to the data analytics and health IT implementation strategies of healthcare organizations, says the 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey released at HIMSS15 this week, and they produce a measurably positive...

CommonWell Grows, Scuffles with Epic over EHR Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing to make its mark as a leader towards EHR interoperability with two significant announcements: the appointment of its first Executive Director, Jitin Asnaani, and the expansion of its membership rolls...

CMS Details Methods for Streamlined Quality Program Reporting

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has long faced criticism that its quality program reporting structures are cumbersome and difficult to understand, but the agency is currently taking steps to ensure that the process becomes easier for providers who are participating in multiple...

CHIME Offers $1M for 100% Accurate Patient Matching Solution

by Jennifer Bresnick

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is putting $1 million up for grabs in search of an interoperable and scalable patient matching solution.  The competition hopes to encourage developers and innovators to create...

Blue Button Makes Progress with Patient Engagement, PHRs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Button project continues to make strides towards increasing patient engagement and expanding access to personal health records (PHRs), according to survey results from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). The late 2014...

WEDI Fields Survey to Gauge ROI of Health Information Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking the healthcare industry to participate in a poll to gauge the financial impacts of health information exchange and health IT interoperability.  In an effort to quantify whether stakeholders...

EHRs Don’t Do Enough for Care Coordination, Docs Say

by Jennifer Bresnick

Trying to improve patient care coordination and clinical communication through current EHR systems is frustrating and difficult, according to the majority of physicians in a new Spyglass Consulting Group survey, and healthcare organizations are...

Healthcare Informatics System Aids Research Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of a healthcare informatics management system can improve collaboration between researchers and institutions. Developing and deploying a healthcare informatics management system for researchers collaborating across disciplines and facilities...

HIMSS Analytics: CAC Tools Slated for Growth Ahead of ICD-10

by Jennifer Bresnick

Computer assisted coding (CAC) applications are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals as healthcare organizations gear up for ICD-10, according to the latest HIMSS Analytics Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market report.  Of the 25...

AMA: Meaningful use must foster quality data, interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Meaningful use isn’t doing its job when it comes to fostering clean, quality data and health IT interoperability, the American Medical Association (AMA) states in a letter to CMS and the ONC, nor does it allow for effective quality reporting. ...

How much structured EHR data is needed for clinical analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Structured EHR data may seem like the gold standard for data-driven healthcare, but capturing clinical data in standardized formats with check boxes and drop-downs can sap time and energy from clinicians and affect the patient-provider relationship. ...

How Georgia Tech Trains Healthcare Data Analytics Scientists

by Jennifer Bresnick

Well-trained healthcare data analytics scientists versed in the complexities of healthcare can be hard to find.  Even as the healthcare industry joins a slew of other fields in its transformation into a technology-reliant ecosystem built on...

Is your image viewer as universal as you think?

by Sponsored Content

Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients, but how “universal” must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises?...

AHIMA: Learning health system combines informatics, innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the intersection of health information management, clinical analytics, and innovations in care delivery lies the learning health system (LHS), says AHIMA in a new journal article by Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP, and Charles P. Friedman,...

PCORI moves ahead with EHR, clinical analytics databank

by Jennifer Bresnick

After announcing a nearly $100 million investment in connecting a series of research networks into a single, massive databank late last year, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is moving ahead with its efforts to create...

Mayo Clinic, VC investors bring analytics to the bedside

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Mayo Clinic has teamed up with a group of health IT investors, including Rock Health, to launch Ambient Clinical Analytics with more than a million dollars in seed funding and a mission to transform the way physicians in the ED and ICU receive...

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