Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Physician EHR Use

ONC Offers $80K for Tools to Improve EHR Reporting for Patient Safety

May 31, 2018 - ONC is offering $80,000 in prize money to developers who can create a simple, intuitive method for reporting patient safety concerns through the electronic health record.   “Reporting on the safe use of health IT – especially the use of EHRs – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers,” Andrew Gettinger, MD, wrote in a blog post announcing the Easy...


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Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend its big...

Pew: EHR Usability Concerns May Still Impact Patient Safety

by Jessica Kent

Electronic health records are quickly becoming the standard way clinicians track and retrieve patient information, but EHR usability can put patient safety in jeopardy, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. EHRs are a critical...

AMA to Connect Physicians with Health IT, Big Data Companies

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association (AMA) is continuing its efforts to reshape the health IT landscape by offering physicians a chance to collaborate with big data analytics companies and other vendors through a new online forum. The Physician Innovation...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

“Give me a lever long enough and a firm place to stand, and I shall move the world,” declared Archimedes in defense of the notion that with the right tools in place, the targeted application of a little force could shift a mass that...

New Medical Scribe Exam Keeps an Eye on EHR Data Integrity

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new national certification program for medical scribes will help to guide the growth of a profession that has seen a massive surge in demand since the advent of the electronic health record. Medical scribes are individuals who are hired for...

Mismatched Symptoms Call EHR Data Integrity into Question

by Thomas Beaton

A new study published in JAMA this month indicates that EHR data may not be completely aligned with what patients report to their providers. Eye health researchers from Michigan Medical School investigating EHR data integrity found that just...

EHR Use Correlated with Higher Rates of Blood, Imaging Tests

by Thomas Beaton

A recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) found that physicians using electronic health records tended to order more CBCs, CT scans, and x-rays for their patients than non-EHR users, calling into question the idea...

PCMHs, ACOs More Likely to Use EHRs for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new survey published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care found that providers who had adopted EHRs in 2012 were significantly more likely than non-users to engage in population health management, patient communication, and care...

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