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Don’t Leave Change to Chance when Implementing an EHR

October 21, 2016  |  Jay Eisenberg, M.D., CMIO, PeaceHealth; Keely Killpack, PhD, Change Management Strategist and Author; Marie Weissman, Senior Advisor, The Chartis Group
The implementation of an EHR is one of the most significant cultural changes a health system can experience because it fundamentally alters the work processes and habits of nearly every individual in the organization.

Industry Stakeholders React to ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule

October 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a statement applauding the steps taken by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to strengthen the monitoring and testing of certified electronic health records (EHRs).

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

Mount Sinai Hospital Announces Digital Health Partnerships

October 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital announced last week two partnership with digital health and health IT companies aimed at improving care management for chronic disease patients and improving the patient experience.

ONC Issues Final Rule to Modify EHR Certification Program, Creates More Direct Oversight

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
ONC issued a final rule today that updates the ONC Health IT Certification Program which sets up a regulatory framework for ONC to directly review certified health IT products and gives the agency more direct oversight of health IT testing labs.

Survey: Many Nurses Still Use Manual-Based Staffing, Scheduling Tools

October 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Eighty percent of nurse managers are not aware of technology-enabled solutions designed to help with managing and solving scheduling and staffing problems, according to a recent survey conducted by AMN Healthcare.

Brookings Fellow on MIPS: “It’s an Open Invitation to Cheating”

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
As the healthcare industry continues to await the MACRA final rule, expected to drop any day now, discussion around some of the proposed rule’s core health IT elements, and how they will affect participating physicians, have begun to heat up.

Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

Survey: Most Vendors Not Prepared to Comply with Data Protection Standards

October 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Two thirds of healthcare industry vendors report they are not prepared to comply with HITRUST healthcare data protection standards, according to a survey by New York City-based advisory firm KPMG.

Physicians Frustrated with EHRs, but Most won’t Replace Systems

October 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Another report on physicians’ frustrations with EHRs points to challenges with the systems’ usability and functionality. However, providers don’t see great alternatives on the market.

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Portland, Maine-based predictive analytics company RxAnte has received a growth equity investment from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh.

Patient Engagement Technology: Moving Beyond Patient Portals?

October 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
As healthcare organizations move towards coordinated care, one health IT analyst says healthcare leaders to think past the patient portal and focus on broader patient engagement technology models.


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