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EHR Adoption

EMRAM Forecast Puts Hospitals Decades Away from Analytics Maturity

August 9, 2018 - Healthcare organizations may have decades to go before the majority of hospitals and health systems reach widespread data analytics maturity, according to a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Based on current trends, only about half of hospitals will reach Stage 7 on the HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) by 2035, says corresponding author Hadi...


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by Jessica Kent

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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EHR Usability, Clear Benefits Drive Adoption in Behavioral Health

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A Mere 3% of LTPAC Orgs Have Healthcare Data Analytics Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Epic Systems Leads in Hospital EHR, Business Intelligence Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Can $10B Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Analytics, Productivity Woes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Epic Systems, Cerner Remain Leading Population Health Companies

by Jennifer Bresnick

The major health IT powerhouses will continue to dominate the population health software market as EHRs, predictive analytics, and revenue cycle tools merge into comprehensive patient management platforms, according to a new report from...

EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

by Thomas Beaton

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EHRs, Value-Based Care Constrain Personalized Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Data Exchange, Analytics Remain Out of Reach for Many Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are still struggling with the basics of health information exchange and interoperability, with more than 40 percent of respondents to a new Black Book Research poll admitting that they have significant difficulties...

Health IT Helps CA Children’s Hospital Win HIMSS Davies Award

by Thomas Beaton

The Children's Hospital of Orange County has joined an elite group of HIMSS Davies Award winners by demonstrating commitment to patient safety and care quality while leveraging health IT tools at an advanced level.   "CHOC has...

Changing Leadership at CMS, ONC as New Administration Moves In

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big changes may be in store for healthcare under a new and unpredictable Presidential administration, but some familiar and experienced faces will be steering the ship at CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) while the White...

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for...

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the nation will share in $87 million of HHS funding to support the continued adoption of health IT tools, including health information exchange capabilities and big data analytics solutions, as well as...

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by Sheri Stoltenberg

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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