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ONC to Scale Back Oversight of EHRs With Updates to Health IT Certification

September 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on Thursday announced two major changes to the ONC Health IT Certification program that signals it will relax its oversight of how well electronic health records (EHRs) meet government...

Nurses, Physicians Use Personal Devices Even When BYOD is Prohibited

September 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some seven in 10 (71 percent) hospitals now allow BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, according to a new survey, which also found that some healthcare professionals use personal devices for work even when BYOD is not allowed.

Paragon EHR Users Divided on Impact of Allscripts-McKesson Deal

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Among current users of McKesson’s Paragon electronic medical record (EMR) system, confidence about Allscripts’ future development of Paragon varies, with current Paragon users equally split on Allscripts ability to improve the technology, according to a new Flash...

At ATLAS Conference, Experts Analyze the Wide-Ranging Implications of Health Policy

September 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the ATLAS conference, thought leaders discussed the current health policy landscape and how patient access, evolving care delivery models, and innovation all could be impacted.

Nurse Education Programs Increasingly Using New Tech, Survey Finds

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new survey on technology utilization in nursing education has found a significant increase in the use of virtual simulation and other new technologies, according to global information services company Wolters Kluwer Health.

PeraHealth Joins Epic’s ‘App Orchard’

September 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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PeraHealth, a provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions, has joined Epic’s “App Orchard,” a site where third-party developers can learn about Epic's application programming interfaces (APIs) and list their apps for Epic customers to...

Health IT Expert Tripathi Digs Deep on Impact of Epic’s Share Everywhere Release

September 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., discussed the impact of the Epic interoperability news, what’s specifically unique about it, and more wide-ranging interoperability issues at hand.

Use of Medical Scribes Improved Physician Satisfaction, Charting, Study Finds

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A randomized controlled trial of medical scribes found that scribes product significant improvements in overall physician satisfaction and charting efficiency, without detracting from patient satisfaction, according to the study published in the Annals of Family...

NYU Langone Health, Petaluma Health Center Win HIMSS Davies Awards

September 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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NYU Langone Health in New York and California-based Petaluma Health Center have received the 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Survey: Healthcare Execs See Poor ROI from EHRs but Optimistic about Analytics

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sixty-one percent of healthcare professionals view the “return on digital investment” produced by the billions of dollars spent on electronic health records since 2009 as “terrible” or “poor”, yet the majority of survey respondents rated analytics as extremely...

Epic’s Faulkner on New Share Everywhere Solution: “Putting Interoperability Control in Hands of Patients”

September 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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Epic Systems has announced a new solution that aims to allow patients to grant access to their data to any providers who have internet access—even if they don’t have EHRs.

Study: In 11-Hour Workday, Docs Spend 6 Hours on EHR Tasks

September 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A study of 42 family medicine physicians in one southern Wisconsin health system found that in a given 11 hour workday, nearly 6 of those hours are being spent in the electronic health record (EHR).

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