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Paragon EHR Users Divided on Impact of Allscripts-McKesson Deal

September 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Among current users of McKesson’s Paragon electronic medical record (EMR) system, confidence about Allscripts’ future development of Paragon varies, with current Paragon users equally split on Allscripts ability to improve the technology, according to a new Flash...

Nurse Education Programs Increasingly Using New Tech, Survey Finds

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new survey on technology utilization in nursing education has found a significant increase in the use of virtual simulation and other new technologies, according to global information services company Wolters Kluwer Health.

Use of Medical Scribes Improved Physician Satisfaction, Charting, Study Finds

September 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
A randomized controlled trial of medical scribes found that scribes product significant improvements in overall physician satisfaction and charting efficiency, without detracting from patient satisfaction, according to the study published in the Annals of Family...

NYU Langone Health, Petaluma Health Center Win HIMSS Davies Awards

September 14, 2017  |  David Raths
NYU Langone Health in New York and California-based Petaluma Health Center have received the 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Study: In 11-Hour Workday, Docs Spend 6 Hours on EHR Tasks

September 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A study of 42 family medicine physicians in one southern Wisconsin health system found that in a given 11 hour workday, nearly 6 of those hours are being spent in the electronic health record (EHR).

The “Point-Counterpoint” to End All Point-Counterpoints in the Healthcare IT Policy World?

September 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points

NorthShore Partners with Genetics Testing Lab to Fast-Track Personalized Medicine

September 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Center for Personalized Medicine and Ambry Genetics, a clinical genetics-testing lab, are partnering up to offer genetic testing and research in a step towards advancing precision medicine in preventive care.

Survey: Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

September 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Ninety-nine percent of hospitals across the country now use electronic health record systems (EHRs), compared to about 31 percent in 2003. Computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems with clinical decision support are used by 96 percent of hospitals,...

Lahey Health Earns HIMSS Stage 7 Recognition

September 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Burlington, Mass.-based integrated healthcare system Lahey Health has earned Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) for both acute and ambulatory care.

Yale Integrates EHR with Connecticut’s Prescription Monitoring System

September 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have launched a partnership with the State of Connecticut and Appriss Health, a Louisville, KY-based technology vendor, to use health IT tools to better identify, prevent and manage substance use disorder.

Cerner Forms Advisory Group to Supports its Work on VA’s EHR System

September 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Cerner is forming an Advisory Group to provide insights and recommendations in support of the electronic health record (EHR) vendor’s work on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program.

Report: PACS Vendor Market Changing as Providers Consider Enterprise Imaging Approach

September 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The PACS (picture archiving and communications system software) market has changed significantly over the past few years—performance from historical PACS leaders has dropped, and newer entrants have begun to stand out and steadily expand into larger provider...


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