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Nurses Play a Critical Role in EHR Optimization, Data Governance

May 23, 2018 - Most healthcare organizations have now celebrated at least a handful of anniversaries with their electronic health records, and are now coming to the realization that implementation was only the start of a long and often difficult optimization and data governance journey. Even when health IT tools are well-suited to the organization right out of the box, maintaining a high degree of data integrity...


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EHR Satisfaction Rises, Usability Complaints Drop for Nurses

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Electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction and acceptance among nurses has improved significantly, with ninety-six percent reporting that they would not want to go back to using paper records, according to a recent Black Book survey. This is...

Verma: CMS Will “Use Every Lever” for Promoting Interoperability, Data Access

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doubling down on its commitment to health data interoperability and ensuring that patients have comprehensive access to their own health data, said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in an interview...

CMS Renames Meaningful Use to Highlight Interoperability Goals

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CMS has announced a rebrand of the familiar EHR Incentive Programs, commonly known as meaningful use, to reflect its ongoing commitment to interoperability, patient data access, and system-wide health information exchange. According to a proposed...

Patient Matching Issues Stem from Poor Data Standardization

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Poor data standardization can result in incomplete and inaccurate data collection, patient matching issues, and slower organizational workflows, according to a study published in AHIMA’s Perspectives in Health Information Management. In...

Patient Matching Issues Increase Costs, Threaten Patient Safety

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Patient matching issues that result in duplicate records and repeated medical care cost an average of $1950 per patient per inpatient stay and over $800 per ED visit, according to a Black Book survey of 1392 health technology managers. Survey...

Data Analytics, Agile Implementation Speed Healthcare Quality Improvement

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The healthcare industry has been through numerous trials in recent years, from the financial and technical alterations brought by the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act to the rise of consumerism and the advent of the digital age. While providers...

CMS Announces Patient-Centered Data Sharing Initiative

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LAS VEGAS - CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced a new initiative to ensure that patients remain at the center of the healthcare system as providers and payers continue to transition to value-based care.   The MyHealthEData initiative...

Big Data Analytics, Governance Align CHI’s 100+ Hospitals

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No matter what their scope or scale, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with developing the data analytics and governance competencies to gain much-needed visibility into their opportunities to improve. Organizations big and small...

Data Governance, Transparency Required for Patient-Centered Care

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In order to deliver high-value patient-centered care, healthcare stakeholders need to establish policies to improve data governance, data transparency, and access to key information within health IT systems, according to a white paper from the...

PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) made significant strides in delivering patient-centered research to healthcare providers and patients in the past year, but the organization hopes to further expand its efforts in 2018,...

Machine Learning Complicates FDA Clinical Decision Support Guidance

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The FDA’s recent guidance on classifying and regulating clinical decision support (CDS) systems is currently too ambiguous for developers to effectively follow, contends the the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in a...

VA to Get “Aggressive” with Hospital Quality Improvement Program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking an “aggressive new approach” to improving hospital quality at more than a dozen of its lowest-performing healthcare facilities, officials announced this week. Fifteen medical centers...

3 Keys to Drive Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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For artificial intelligence in healthcare to grow, organizations must improve implementation strategies, data management, and leadership training, according to an Infosys report. The cross-industry survey of more than 1,000 business and IT leaders...

AHIMA: Focus on Healthcare Big Data Analytics, Informatics in 2018

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The need for big data analytics, improved informatics, and stronger information governance will be some of the top issues for healthcare organizations in 2018, according to a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA. The coming year is set to...

EHR Documentation Burdens Bring Usability, Satisfaction Declines

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EHR adoption rates among ophthalmologists are up to 72.1 percent, according to a survey published in JAMA Ophthalmology, but satisfaction is on the decline due to significant documentation and usability concerns. A research team headed by Michele...

FDA Seeks Patient Engagement for Clinical Trials, Precision Medicine

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The FDA is seeking nominations of individuals interested in joining the new Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will discuss how to improve patient engagement in medical product development, clinical trials, precision medicine, and...

751 Orgs Get Medicare Penalties for Hospital Acquired Conditions

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Medicare has penalized 751 of the nation’s hospitals and health systems for high rates of hospital acquired conditions (HACs) such as preventable falls, infections, and pressure ulcers. Organizations included on the list will see a...

Pew: EHR Usability Concerns May Still Impact Patient Safety

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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...

ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

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The Office of the National Coordinator, in conjunction with CMMI institute, has released a new patient identification and patient matching framework to help ensure accurate care across an increasingly interoperable healthcare continuum. The Patient...

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