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UNC Health Care Receives HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Designation

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UNC Health Care, an integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill, N.C., has achieved Stage 7 designation on the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Black Book: 9 in 10 Small Practices Not Optimizing Advanced EHR Functionalities

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Eighty-eight percent of small practices of six or less practitioners still aren't optimizing advanced EHR (electronic health record) tools such as patient engagement, secure messaging, decision support and electronic data sharing, according to the latest...

ONC Brief: Half of Patients Offered Online Access to Health Data in 2017

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2017, half of individuals nationwide reported they had been offered online access to their medical record by a healthcare provider or insurer, according to an April data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

Report: VA, DoD EHR Contracts to Spur Federal Health IT Spending

April 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The federal government has estimated that federal healthcare spending will increase 80 percent, from $918 billion in 2015 to $1.7 trillion in 2025, with one of the key IT-related factors being the VA's and DoD's implementations of new EHR systems.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Recognized as HIMSS Stage 7

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), a private, non-profit hospital serving South Los Angeles, has achieved the highest level of electronic medical record system use—Stage 7—developed by HIMSS Analytics.

ECRI Institute Launches Tool to Help HIT Developers Assess Patient Safety

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT development companies continuously strive for a culture that puts safety at the forefront when designing and developing products, empowers employees to escalate safety concerns, and allows for collaboration and sharing of best practices among team...

A New Jersey Medical Center Takes the Initiative in Early Sepsis Detection

April 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cape Regional Medical Center has linked up with Dascena, a California-based healthcare startup that develops predictive algorithms which have the potential to facilitate the timely and accurate diagnosis of complex conditions.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

On its Mission to Capture Unstructured EHR Data, Mercy Leaders Realize the Value of NLP

April 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Mercy’s submission for the 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, organizational leaders outlined the key details behind the health system’s project, called “Using NLP on EHR notes in Heart Failure Patients.”

Coast Guard Plans to Join DoD’s MHS Genesis EHR System

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Coast Guard announced April 9 its intent to join with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in transitioning its service members’ and clinics’ health records to the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system.

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