Clinical Documentation | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Clinical Documentation

GAO Examines Patients’ Frustrations with EHRs

July 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Following up on a GAO report from earlier this year on patients’ accessing their health records, a new commentary post from the agency explores some of the reasons why people don’t use their electronic health records (EHRs) more.

Beyond EHR Optimization: The Advisory Board’s Barras Parses the Post-Implementation Challenges Facing CIOs

July 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
As the leaders of patient care organizations move forward into the post-EHR-implementation phase, they face a welter of challenges around interoperability and analytics for performance improvement, says Rob Barras of The Advisory Board Company

Study: What do Patients Value about Reading Their Visit Notes?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New research on the OpenNotes initiative has revealed multiple core themes on what patients value most about having access to their visit notes.

With MDs at the Helm, Might Some of Health IT’s Burdens Be Behind Us?

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
During a call with health IT press this week, ONC leadership again affirmed their aim to make EHRs easier to use for doctors. Is this a good sign of things to come?

Are Safety-Net Hospitals Being Unfairly Penalized by Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program?

July 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
An analysis by the Government Accountability Office finds concerning discrepancies between the stated goals of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and its execution in practice, around the penalization of safety-net hospitals

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

Survey: Providers Struggling to Leverage Tech Power for RCM

June 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Providers find themselves challenged to maximize the benefits of innovative technology to better manage uncompensated care and revenue integrity, according to a new survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Navigant.

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Mix of Clarity and Obscurity Seen Around Federal Health IT Policy

June 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Healthcare IT industry leaders share their perspectives on a range of federal policy issues, at the Health IT Summit in Boston, and speculate on what might happen next around MACRA/MIPS, Stage 3 of meaningful use, and nationwide interoperability

Boston Children’s, Duke Develop App to Help Families Monitor Children’s Health

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Teams at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) and Duke Health System collaborated to develop an app, called Caremap, that aims to help parents and families organize and monitor their children’s health. The app is...

BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

June 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

Study: Clinicians Copy and Paste About Half of Text in EHR Progress Notes

June 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A University of California San Francisco Medical Center study found that about 80 percent of the text in a typical progress note is copied or imported by clinicians.

Pages

Subscribe to Clinical Documentation