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August 25, 2017
After the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, EHR adoption rates for eligible hospitals rose from 3.2% to 14.2% and EHR adoption rates for ineligible hospitals rose from just 0.1% to 3.3%, according ...
August 10, 2017
McKesson Corp. departs the mainstream EHR business with the sale of its remaining EHR technology aspects to Allscripts, essentially leaving only four major hospital EHR vendors.
July 06, 2017
Hospital IT professionals are welcoming patient engagement technology, based on the results of a purchasing intentions survey by TechTarget and CHIME.
March 09, 2017
The American Medical Association and 102 other physician groups have called on CMS and ONC to delay the use of 2015 certified EHRs beyond the current timeframe of required use starting in 2018 ...
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Electronic health records are an important part of health IT, and the meaningful use program provides financial incentives for providers to adopt EHR technology. Continue Reading
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Data presentation and interface design will influence how physicians use EHRs in the future. New tools that integrate better with health records will feed off of analyzed data. Continue Reading
MGH CIO talks about the hospital's recent move to Epic's EHR. The hospital has encountered EHR challenges including moving off homegrown systems and a staggered implementation. Continue Reading
From meeting new government standards to navigating EHR interoperability woes, providers have a lot on their minds. Find out how they are accommodating EHR regulations without sacrificing security. Continue Reading
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With this week’s news that healthcare interoperability is getting a boost from the support of six major tech companies, it’s tempting to think that is where the breakthroughs are going to happen. ... Continue Reading
Implementing and integrating an EHR in a healthcare organization is one important step in transforming healthcare, but it is not, and should not, be the sole focus. Continue Reading
An old inner-city Los Angeles hospital was closed, then rebuilt by the county with the latest health IT technology, including smartbeds and teleneurology services. Continue Reading