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Stanford and Google Team Up on Digital Scribe Pilot Project

November 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Stanford Medicine and Google Research have launched a pilot project to study the use of a digital-scribe to replace a human scribe in order to save the physician time on data entry and improve physician-patient interaction.

Parkland Health and Hospital System CIO Details How Virtualization Improved Patient Care

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In 2015, Parkland Health and Hospital System opened a new, larger hospital, creating the need for a new digital strategy. As a result of this digital strategy transformation, clinicians now spend less time with technology, and more time with patients.

Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

Data Quality, Liquidity Key to Physician Practice Transition to Value-Based Care

November 20, 2017  |  David Raths
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Issues with data liquidity and quality will make the transition to value-based care difficult, says the American Academy of Family Physicians' Steven Waldren, M.D., “but the horse is out of the barn, and we will move toward value-based payment no matter...

$1 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against eClinicalWorks

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A $1 billion class action lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York alleges that electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks failed “millions of patients by failing to maintain the integrity of patients’ records.”

HHS Secretary Names Three Members to HIT Advisory Committee

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan named three members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Survey Gauges Health System Preparedness for Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates that most healthcare organizations are relying on EHRs and population health management solutions for quality performance management. However, survey respondents also report low satisfaction with these solutions, which puts organizations at...

VA Asks Congress for $782 Million Funding Fix to Kick Off Cerner EHR Implementation

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.

Lessons Learned from the Trenches of Healthcare Policy

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.

Nemours Children’s Launches New Digital Health Platform to Tackle Chronic Disease

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Nemours Children’s Health System is piloting a new mobile app for asthma patients and their caregivers as part of a broader digital health strategy focused on building disease-specific tools that integrate the patient and clinician experience into one platform.

Trouble Getting HIE Data in the ED? Maybe You Need a FHIR HIEdrant

November 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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A new SMART on FHIR app retrieves HIE data and integrates it in the clinical workflow in the emergency department EHR.

Black Book Research: Post-Acute Providers Sorely Lacking HIT Capabilities

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, just 19 percent of inpatient post-acute providers have some technological capabilities of EHRs (electronic health records) operational, though that number has increased in the last year.

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