EMR/EHR

Building a Sustainable HIE Model in The Sunshine State

January 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In Pensacola Fla., HIE presents an array of unique challenges, but one healthcare organization in the area is holding its own.

UVA Health System Launches eReferral/eConsult Pilot

January 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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The University of Virginia Health System is piloting an eReferral/eConsultation initiative, the academic center recently announced.

Washington Debrief: President Outlines Vision for Stronger Cybersecurity

January 26, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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During his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that would focus on: increased information sharing, modernization of law enforcement agencies, and national data breach reporting. The...

State Innovation Models to Invest in Health IT

January 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The State Health Innovation Plans developed by 25 states—with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—plan to significantly invest in health IT services, according to a recent analysis from the New York-based research firm, Accenture.

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Clinical Informaticists 2.0"

January 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
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What will senior clinical informaticists need going forward? Rock-solid skills and big-picture understandings and leadership capabilities, that’s for certain

The Work on OpenNotes Will Continue Thanks to Grant Funding

January 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, has received a grant of $450,000 from The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit organization, also in Boston, to develop and improve a patient engagement initiative.

Top Ten Tech Trends: Closing the Gaps in Transitions of Care

January 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The movement of a patient from one setting of care to another—and the electronic documentation of that movement—is vital in accurately being able to tell the patient’s entire story, but has also become an area that providers have struggled with in terms of...

ASCO Launches Big Data Platform for Cancer Care

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced that it will deliver a big data platform to improve care for cancer patients.

Designing PHRs with Accessibility in Mind

January 22, 2015     David Raths
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Because they are high-volume consumers of health care, people with disabilities would benefit greatly from accessible personal health records. The Accessible Designs for Personal Health Records project set out to design a prototype.

AAFP Responds to ONC’s Federal Health IT Plan, Offers Suggestions for Improvement

January 22, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter addressed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supported the federal government’s strategic plan for health IT, but urged the agency to ease burdens on physicians.

AAFP: Physicians Forced to Switch EHRs, Unhappy With New Systems

January 21, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Management Journal has released a report that said doctors are being forced to switch electronic health records (EHRs) and there is widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who have switched.

Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.
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