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Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

$1 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against eClinicalWorks

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A $1 billion class action lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York alleges that electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks failed “millions of patients by failing to maintain the integrity of patients’ records.”

VA Asks Congress for $782 Million Funding Fix to Kick Off Cerner EHR Implementation

November 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., told lawmakers on Wednesday that the VA is facing a “time crunch” and wants to jump start its work to transition to a Cerner EHR system in order to align its deployment with the DoD's EHR roll out.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Hattiesburg Clinic Exchange Clinical Data in Real-Time

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has worked with Mississippi-based Hattiesburg Clinic to establish an automated system for sharing clinical data in real time, according to a recent announcement.

Joint Commission Selects Apervita Platform to Ease Hospital eCQM Submission

November 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Joint Commission has selected Apervita’s platform to enable hospitals to directly submit electronic clinical quality measure data in 2018.

Black Book Research: Post-Acute Providers Sorely Lacking HIT Capabilities

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, just 19 percent of inpatient post-acute providers have some technological capabilities of EHRs (electronic health records) operational, though that number has increased in the last year.

In California, Two University Health Systems Decide to Collaborate on One EHR

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rather than be on yet another separate instance of Epic amongst University of California healthcare organizations, UC Irvine has decided to join UC San Diego’s existing build

AMA President: “We’re Fighting to Prevent Information Blocking”

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In his address at the AMA Interim Meeting this weekend, AMA President David O. Barbe, M.D., said that his association is fighting to prevent data blocking, and to improve the usability of EHRs (electronic health records), mobile devices and interoperability.

AHIMA Develops Tip Sheet to Help Docs Document Opioid Abuse

November 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) released an opioid addition documentation tip sheet to help healthcare providers better document the use and abuse of opioids.

OCHIN Pilots Getting Social Determinants Data into Epic

November 11, 2017  |  David Raths
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In a two-year project, Oregon-based OCHIN sought to learn how to systematically track social determinants of health in community health center EHRs.

Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

Surescripts Partners with EHR Companies for Improved Pricing Transparency

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Surescripts has announced that it is joining forces with five major EHR companies, while also leveraging information from CVS Health and Express Scripts, with the end goal to deliver patient-specific benefit and price information to providers in real time at the...

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