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In Connecticut, Hartford Health is Ahead of the E-Prescribing Curve

May 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Connecticut has joined just a handful of states that have passed electronic prescribing mandates. Hartford Health’s CMIO discusses the process in having to meet the requirement and the results that have been gained.

POLITICO Discloses Pentagon Review of a Military EHR Implementation Described as “Devastating”

May 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Friday, the publication POLITICO published an article that reveals details of a Pentagon report on the progress of a DoD EHR project that experts who have seen it, say speaks to problems the VA will face with its own rollout going forward

Survey: Physicians Want Better Electronic Access to Patient Data

April 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Half of physicians said they feel that their electronic access to patient data—such as someone’s clinical history—could be much better, according to a new Surescripts report.

Prior Authorization Burdens Hindering Patient Care, AMA Survey Finds

March 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately 64 percent of physicians in a recent American Medical Association (AMA) survey said they wait at least one business day before getting a response from a health plan regarding a prior authorization (PA) decision.

CMIOs Parse the Complexities of Physicians' Dissatisfaction with EHRs

March 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the CMIO Roundtable held Tuesday afternoon at HIMSS18, leading medical informaticists parsed the complexities of the current situation around physician dissatisfaction with EHRs—and delved into potential solutions

Senate Bill Mandates e-Prescriptions to Fight Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A group of senators have introduced the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act to combat opioid overdoses by requiring electronic prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare.

Kibbe to Step Down as CEO of DirectTrust

February 21, 2018  |  David Raths
news
David Kibbe, M.D., M.B.A., announced he would step down as president and CEO of DirectTrust at the end of the year.

Does NDSC Acquisition Signal a “Change?”

January 26, 2018  |  Joe Marion
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NDSC is being acquired by Change Healthcare, which places greater pressure on the payor vs. provider side of clinical decision support.

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Epic, CVS Health Team Up to Use Analytics for Informed Medication Insights

October 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Epic Systems and CVS Health have announced an initiative in which analytics and data sharing will be leveraged to generate insights surrounding dispensing patterns and behaviors around medication adherence.

Drilling Down into Important Issues Around the Use of Medical Scribes

October 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two recent studies are shedding light on some of the challenges inherent in the growing use of medical scribes by physicians in medical practice—and highlighting the need for better professional preparation and standardization of practice among scribes

Pew Calls on ONC to Improve Usability of Pediatric EHRs

September 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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EHRs while reshaping healthcare delivery, also have contributed to new and unanticipated safety concerns—some of which directly affect care for pediatric patients, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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