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GAO: HHS Needs Comprehensive Plan to Improve EHR Use in Post-Acute Settings

March 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Issues such as increased cost and lack of access to technology often deter the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in post-acute care settings, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, according to a study by the U.S. Government...

Who’s to Blame for Healthcare’s Interoperability Struggles? An Expert Weighs in—and Urges Stakeholders to Move Forward

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
It was refreshing to read Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein’s commentary on interoperability, and why constantly pointing fingers at each other can be counterproductive.

MEDHOST Announces It Has Achieved Meaningful Use Stage 3 Certification

February 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Franklin, Tenn.-based MEDHOST, a provider of enterprise solutions for healthcare management systems, announced that its business intelligence solution has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) 2015.

Insights from HIMSS17: Industry Leaders Share Their Observations and Key Takeaways

February 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
During HIMSS17, industry stakeholders spoke with me about health IT innovation, and they also shared their insights about this year’s conference from their specific perspectives, and with their particular priorities in mind.

Live from HIMSS17: Allscripts CEO Paul Black Says Congressional Spotlight on Data Blocking Has "Changed Business Practices Overnight"

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Paul Black dishes on interoperability, the EHR market, and what's in Allscripts' near-term pipeline

At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

ONC Prioritizes 21st Century Cures At HIMSS17 Town Hall, but Waiting on Political Leadership for Next Steps

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
At the Office for National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Town Hall on the official opening day of HIMSS17, the federal agency revealed its highest priorities, with the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act topping the list.

At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Live From HIMSS17: Former CMS Administrators Slavitt, McClellan on the Future of Value-Based Care Reform Efforts

February 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
During a fireside chat session at HIMSS17 Monday afternoon, former CMS Administrators Andy Slavitt and Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., shared their perspectives on the path ahead for healthcare reform and health policy, and the health IT industry’s role in moving...

Innovator Award Runner-Up Lakeland Health Targets Hemorrhage Risk in Labor and Delivery

February 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Lakeland Health, named a semi-finalist in the 2017 Innovator Awards Program, has applied EHR technologies within its OB department to support care providers in identifying warning symptoms in a timely manner to avoid complications and improve maternal health.

HIMSS Preview: How R.I. HIE Expanded Real-Time Notifications

February 17, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is expanding the statewide HIE's capacity to deliver real-time notifications for care transitions from and to emergency departments and hospitals for providers' attributed patients.

DoD Deploys Cerner EHR System, MHS Genesis, at Fairchild AFB

February 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi, Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
news
Last week, the U.S. Defense Department deployed a commercial, off-the-shelf electronic health record system from Cerner at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington as part of a DOD-wide roll out of the EHR system.

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