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EHR Linked to Lyft Ride Sharing for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

July 24, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Hitch Health is a proprietary software technology that communicates with the EHR and ride-share service Lyft to decrease no-shows and improve patient satisfaction

House Bill Aims to Incentivize Adoption of EHRs by Behavioral Health Providers

July 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Last week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology by behavioral health providers.

Large Senior Living Providers Outperforming Smaller Providers in EHR Adoption

July 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Eighty percent of the nation’s largest 150 nonprofit senior living providers have adopted electronic medical record/electronic health record (EHR/EMR) systems, and nearly 30 percent are in the upper tiers of EHR adoption, according to the findings from two recent...

DoD Rolls Out Cerner EHR at Second Military Base

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington State went live with the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system from Cerner on Saturday, marking the second site to come online as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s initial operating capacity program.

Mayo Clinic Kicks Off $1.5B Epic EHR Rollout

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Mayo Clinic has started the process of moving to a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo sites in Wisconsin—a $1.5 billion dollar effort in total, according to reports.

Survey: Following eClinicalWorks Settlement, Some Providers Losing Confidence in EHR Vendors

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
In the wake of the recent eClinicalWorks $155 settlement, most healthcare professionals said they are extremely unlikely to consider partnering with the vendor in the future, and some, more broadly, are losing confidence in other EHR vendors.

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
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?

Health IT Now Urges FDA to Leverage PDMPs to Combat Opioid Crisis

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Health IT Now is urging the FDA to leverage health IT tools, in combination with physician education and training, to reduce instances of prescription drug and opioid abuse and...

Children’s National Health System Achieves Stage 6 Recognition from HIMSS Analytics

July 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Children’s National Health System has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for reaching Stage 6 status on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), an achievement reached by only 32 percent of the nation’s more than 5,400 hospitals.

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

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
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.

ONC’s New Leadership Emphasizes Shifting Priorities in Media Briefing

July 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.

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