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Baylor, Geisinger Partner on Diagnostic Safety Lab

July 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Baylor College of Medicine researchers are teaming with integrated health system Geisinger to develop a systematic approach to measure and improve diagnostic performance.

CHIME Survey Finds Ongoing Disconnect over EHR Data’s Availability to Support Revenue Cycle

July 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
A new survey by CHIME and by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

Study: Use of EHR-based Clinical Support Tools Improves Concussion Diagnosis

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated the utility and effectiveness of electronic health record (EHR)-based clinical decision support tools to improve clinician...

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

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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

The GAO Calls Out Problems It Sees in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

July 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In a report published at the end of June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office challenged HHS and CMS to improve the measurement methodology embedded in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

One Medical Researcher’s Take on EHR Usability and the Impact on Patient Care

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

Survey: Hospital, Office Physicians Say EHRs Hinder Patient Interaction, in Different Ways

July 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about electronic health records (EHRs) and the impact on patient interactions, one survey has found that hospital-based physicians and office-based physicians have slightly different concerns about how...

Wisconsin Department of Health Selects Cerner for $33 Million EHR Contract

July 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced it had selected an Epic competitor, Cerner, to supply its electronic health records (EHR) system for its seven care and treatment facilities, which serve people living with psychiatric disorders and...

POLITICO Report: Threats to Medicaid Programs in the Senate ACA Repeal Bill Could Harm Telemedicine

July 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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While the bills introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate to repeal the ACA have focused almost exclusively on the health insurance provisions of the ACA, it turns out that Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine is threatened, POLITICO...

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