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Stage 7 “Most Wired” Cancer Hospital Leverages EHR, mHealth

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Building a new hospital, even a small one, can be an incredibly daunting task.  Building a $750 million, 300-bed HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 cancer care hospital that leverages the latest in EHR and mobile health (mHealth) technologies for complex...

EHR Replacements Rise, but Usability Remains in Question

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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

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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...

84% of EHR Replacements Focus on Big Data, Population Health

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The vast majority of providers considering or undergoing an EHR replacement are giving preference to vendors who provide big data analytics and population health management tools, according to the latest Black Book Rankings EHR user satisfaction...

How Can Healthcare Big Data Analytics Bust Data Silos?

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While end-user clinicians may be frustrated by gaps and blank spaces in their patient data, they are not the only ones who are experiencing some degree of consternation when it comes to big data analytics.  Before a physician or nurse even...

Providers Seek EHR Population Health, Patient Engagement Tools

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Close to twenty percent of providers practicing at large ambulatory clinics are willing to rip out and replace their electronic health records in order to get access to better population health management, patient engagement, and EHR interoperability...

Maine HIE Expands Real-Time Healthcare Big Data Analytics

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Maine’s state health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, has always been a pioneer in the healthcare big data analytics space.  As one of the first HIEs to achieve financial sustainability by offering a wide range of data-based services...

EHR Interoperability, Data Standards Vital for DOD, VA Success

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The Department of Defense may have just pledged between four and nine billion dollars to modernizing its EHR infrastructure with Leidos, Cerner, and Accenture over the next decade, but it must make a further commitment to EHR interoperability...

ONC: Hospital HIE, EHR Interoperability Reaches 40 Percent

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EHR interoperability and health information exchange in the hospital setting are on the rise as electronic health records become nearly universal, says ONC Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager Erica Galvez in a new Health IT Buzz blog...

“Most Wired” Hospital Turns to Integration, Big Data Analytics

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Each year, choosing the healthcare organizations that make it onto the Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired” list must get a little more difficult.  As providers strive to develop integrated EHR infrastructure and start...

Did Early Interoperability Focus Help Cerner Beat Epic at DOD?

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The Department of Defense has made what many industry hawks might consider a surprising move.  Today, DOD officials announced that the Pentagon has awarded its $9 billion EHR modernization contract to Leidos Health Solutions Group,...

Mobile EHR Use Meets Care Coordination Needs, Black Book Says

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Mobile EHR use is on the rise, says the latest Black Book Research provider poll, as clinicians seek more efficient, immediate ways to access patient information from a variety of settings.  Expanded access to EHR data that is optimized...

Patient Engagement Key to Being Named a “Most Wired” Hospital

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Patient engagement is the name of the game for the majority of top healthcare organizations named to the “Most Wired” Hospital list in 2015.  Using EHRs and patient portals to support chronic disease management and care coordination,...

Health Data Interoperability Requires Patience, Persistence

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“Patience is a virtue,” says an old proverb, but it’s a trait rarely found in the healthcare industry, where the breakneck pace of technology development, accelerating meaningful use requirements, and rapid reimbursement changes...

Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

Penn. Doles Out $674K Grants for Health Information Exchange

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The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is encouraging the addition of new members to its health information exchange “network of networks” by providing more than $674 thousand in grant money to onboard two major clients: HealthShare...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Lag in HIT Care Coordination

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One of the fundamental building blocks of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the importance of keeping a close eye on care coordination as patients move between the primary care setting and the hospital, emergency department, or specialist’s...

DCCA Wins $24M Meaningful Use Big Data Repository Contract

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Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) will support the underlying big data infrastructure for the EHR Incentive Programs after being awarded a contract worth up to $24 million, the company reports.  The National Level Repository (NLR)...

Healthcare Internet of Things Driving Global Market Growth

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Whether the healthcare industry is truly aware of it or not, its strong interest in developing and acquiring patient engagement, remote monitoring, chronic disease management, and communication technologies is really working towards cultivating...

Can Providers Overcome Vendor Inattention to EHR Usability?

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As every provider that has gone through the EHR implementation process is keenly aware, not all electronic health records are created equal.  For many healthcare organizations, especially those that rushed to secure the most possible meaningful...

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