Electronic health record (EHR) implementation News
July 30, 2015
In something of a surprise, Cerner Corp. beats out archrival Epic Systems Corp. for coveted $4.3 billion U.S. Department of Defense EHR contract.
July 13, 2015
Updated meaningful use attestation stats from large CMS database show top vendors have solidified market dominance in inpatient and outpatient spheres.
May 08, 2015
The healthcare industry is going through a period of rapid adoption of electronic health records, but the systems that enable EHRs may be an impediment when it comes to analytics.
April 10, 2015
Released just ahead of HIMSS 2015, ONC's report to Congress details how unnamed vendors and providers are curtailing EHR interoperability.
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ONC's Andrew Gettinger, M.D., maintains that the easier EHRs are to use, the safer they will be for patients. Continue Reading
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Interoperability of healthcare data, long a sticking point in getting EHRs and exchanges working to their full potential, may see some big advances this year. Vendors are discussing how the cloud will help the cause, and standards developer Health ... Continue Reading
Paper-based medical record systems aren't gone yet, but they're waning as providers install EHR software and complete meaningful use attestation. Continue Reading
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Fueled by enthusiasm for technology, government-wary upstate New York family medicine doc becomes early stage 2 meaningful use attestation success story. Continue Reading
Physician EHR incentives for using health IT paved the way for new healthcare trends aimed at improving health and lowering costs. Continue Reading
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