December 11, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Healthcare organizations report high satisfaction with their telehealth virtual care platforms, however there are significant differences in how broad the various platforms are and in the quality of the vendors’ service. What’s more, EHR integration is a key...
December 7, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Physician burnout continues to be a significant issue in the healthcare and healthcare IT industries, and at the same time, electronic health records (EHRs) are consistently cited as a top burnout factor for physicians.
December 6, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Longtime Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff, M.D., recently chatted with Healthcare Informatics about all things interoperability, including the different types of data exchange that exist today, the greatest barriers, and pending regulations.
December 6, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Flagler Hospital physician IT leaders are leveraging an AI platform to develop care pathways for acute and non-acute conditions and are seeing measurable improvements in patient outcomes, while lowering costs.
December 5, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
State Attorneys General from a dozen states filed a lawsuit Monday against two health IT companies alleging that poor security practices led to theft of protected health information (PHI) of 3.9 million individuals during a data security incident in 2015.
December 3, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Healthcare organization leaders are expressing some initial skepticism about the merger of athenahealth with Virence Health Technologies, as a result of Veritas Capital and Elliott Management’s recent acquisition of athenahealth.
November 29, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
With so much focus on the modernization of health IT systems at the Veteran’s Administration and Department of Defense, there has been less attention paid to decisions that have to be made about IT systems in the Indian Health Service. But now the HHS Office...
November 29, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Healthcare providers continue to focus on technology to spearhead revenue cycle improvements, but remain challenged with optimizing electronic health record (EHR) functionality, according to new research
November 22, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Precision medicine is too complex for EHR vendors, according to healthcare provider organizations, in a recent KLAS report, and most organizations are focused on niche vendors who have the capabilities needed to address the inherent challenges of precision...
November 21, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Tech giant Apple is in talks with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide portable electronic health records (EHRs) to military veterans, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.
November 14, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The VA’s new $16-billion-dollar Cerner EHR system will use open APIs and FHIR-based integration to enable interoperability with the private sector, according to a Cerner executive testifying to Congressional leaders.
November 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management are acquiring athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor, for $5.7 billion, according to a Monday announcement.
November 9, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
For U.S. healthcare leaders, trusted data is more important than ever, as their organizations migrate from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. However, a recent survey of CIOs found that less than half of healthcare organizations show very strong...
November 7, 2018 | Dan O’Connor and Joncé Smith, Industry Voices, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
Healthcare facilities struggle with knowing if they are using their EHRs to the full potential. There are ways to alleviate the confusion and optimize your EHR for combined clinical decision making and operational effectiveness.