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EMR and E-Discovery Is Coming: Are You Ready?

April 28, 2017  |  David H. Levitt, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
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Here are some topics that chief medical officers, chief information officers, risk managers, and others concerned with patient care and its intersection with the legal word ought to be considering.

KLAS Report Examines Adoption of Sepsis Solutions and Impact on Outcomes

April 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sepsis detection and treatment is taking a big step forward as providers increasingly utilize surveillance and monitoring technology available through electronic medical records (EMR) vendors and third-party providers, according to a new report by KLAS Research.

Six Signs Your Vendor’s Not That Into You

April 25, 2017  |  Dick Taylor, M.D., executive vice president, MedSys Group
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Feeling neglected? Feeling as if everyone but you has a great healthcare information technology (HCIT) vendor? Concerned about the state of your relationship? Here are six signs your vendor is just not that into you.

Allscripts Solution Said to “Deliver Fully Certified 2015 Edition Technology”

April 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Allscripts has attested that, through a partnership with Drummond Group LLC, it has developed a solution that is certified to enable clinicians to meet the requirements of the meaningful use program as well as the Quality Payment Program.

AMA, Regenstrief Institute Launch EHR Clinical Learning Platform for Medical Schools

April 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Regenstrief Institute collaborated on the development of the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform to ensure more medical students and medical trainees gain real-world experience using EHRs during their training...

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

April 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

Black Book: Cerner Best Suited to Replace VA’s VistA EHR System

April 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intending to replace its antiquated EHR system with a commercial product, a new Black Book survey has revealed that Cerner would be the health IT vendor best up to the task.

CMS Issues 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule with Eye on Regulatory Simplification

April 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS has issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals, and which would make changes to several quality reporting programs.

VA Considering Software-as-a-Service Model for VistA EHR System

April 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued two requests for information (RFI) this week related to potentially replacing or enhancing its aging electronic health record (EHR) system, called the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)...

HIMSS Urges HHS Secretary Price to Delay 2015-Edition EHR Deadline

April 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, HIMSS recommends moving the start date for the requirements around using the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to July 1, 2018, rather than January 1, 2018.

Small Physician Practice Leaders: EHRs Cost us Money

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A study of small physician practice decision makers found that electronic health records (EHRs) will reduce the number of patients seen per day, thereby reducing the practice’s revenue.

Trump Administration’s Impact on Health IT Analyzed in New Report

April 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most healthcare professionals do not believe that the ACA will be repealed anymore, but plenty of policy and health IT-related challenges exist in healthcare sub-sectors as industry leaders wait for more direction from the Trump administration.

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