Allscripts, Cerner and CPSI all retain the top spot in their respective markets for user satisfaction, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.
Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) has reintroduced a bill calling for development of an integrated electronic health record system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Electronic health records are not doing a good job of creating accurate and clear graphs of patient information, which may adversely impact patient safety, according to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).
Patients may view an electronic health record as in intrusion and distraction for the physician, but those problems will dissipate over time as physicians get used to using them, according to an article in U.S. News and World Report.
Assuming Stage 3 is even needed, what happens when it's over? Does the government pack up its health IT bags and go home?
While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use represents an ambitious attempt to jumpstart interoperability in the healthcare industry, there are concerns that it could be a difficult row to hoe for providers.
Providers must take steps to prevent adverse patient safety events caused by use of an electronic health record's copy-and-paste function, according to an alert from The Joint Commission.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have issued their proposed rules outlining the requirements for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use incentive program.
The call for change of the Meaningful Use program is taking a new twist, here on the eve of the release of the proposed rule implementing Stage 3.
Stakeholders had been urging that the Meaningful Use program to make a lot of changes, including greater interoperability, fewer burdens and the like. But now, the conversation has shifted to money--and not just the costs to providers or the profits of the vendors. Stakeholders and analysts are saying that the program may hurt the economy and efforts to reform healthcare.
Lawmakers focused on the problems created by the lack of interoperability among electronic health record systems at a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Sponsored electronic health record alerts are a boon to some and a concern to others, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.
While 2014 was about bringing the Defense Health Agency into existence, 2015 will be about consolidation of all the moving parts of the separate armed services' medical organizations, according to Military Health System CIO David Bowen.
Meaningful Use helped accelerate the adoption of electronic health records, but now should be changed to align IT with other payment reforms and policies and support higher value care, according to a new health policy brief from the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Reform.
The Blue Button initiative is beginning to catch on, according to the latest survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation delaying mandatory use of electronic prescribing for one year, according to an announcement from the New York State Medical Society.
Cerner and digital health platform Validic have teamed up to enable patient-generated information to be added into Cerner's systems.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General has begun an audit of the Medicaid Meaningful Use incentive payments made by the state of Pennsylvania to hospitals, according to the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.
Behavioral health providers continue to lag behind others in the industry when it comes to adoption of electronic health records, despite advocacy groups pushing for their inclusion in programs like Meaningful Use.