The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has awarded almost $3.8 million in grants to help connect hospitals, ambulatory practices and long-term care/post-acute care providers to the Authority's Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network, known as P3N.
A new trigger tool can help identify adverse events in pediatric inpatients, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.
The American Medical Informatics Association says measuring interoperability will require a "multi-pronged approach" from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in a letter to agency head Karen DeSalvo.
The increased use of electronic health records and other technology provides patients with more access to their medical information, but several legal issues are creating obstacles that should be re-examined, according to a viewpoint published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Providers who have been trying to shield patient records from view by hiding behind the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act can no longer do so with the release of guidance clarifying the law's requirements.
The data in electronic health records can be mined to pull patient-centered outcome information from unstructured narrative text, according to an article in eGEMS (generating evidence and methods to improve patient outcomes).
Electronic health records can help identify hospitalized patients at risk of death, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine.
Transparency via the OpenNotes initiative is creating stronger patient-physician relationships in the face of concern that note sharing might be offensive to patients, new research shows.
We may finally see more streamlined approval of new drugs and devices, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's latest effort to push researchers to use electronic health records in clinical trials--draft guidance published this week regarding how to use EHRs as a source of data. Still, the draft guidance is pretty skimpy and raises questions that must be answered.
Long in the works, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it soon will begin rolling out its enhanced Enterprise Health Management Platform, which VA CIO LaVerne Council calls "a major cornerstone of our modernization efforts."
DirectTrust continues to enjoy "steady" growth, adding eight new members to its network since the beginning of the year and bringing total membership to 146 organizations. The new members include health services providers, health IT companies, and companies providing healthcare-related mobile apps.
The Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy and Standards Committees on Tuesday approved recommendations from the agency's application programming interface task force, but narrowly and only after much debate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance regarding the collection and use of electronic health record data in clinical trials.
The data in electronic health records can be harnessed to better predict, in near real-time, regional estimates of flu outbreaks in the U.S., according to recent research.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon last week vetoed a $500,000-line item from the state budget that would have funded data sharing between the state's department of social services and its health information exchange, Missouri Health Connection. At the same time, new research reports that easy data sharing between New York City's immunization registry and clinicians' EHRs "significantly" improved the vaccination rates of children.
At first glance these two news items don't have much in common. But they do; we're talking about Medicaid.
Nurses are part of the success of electronic health records and must be part of their implementation process, according to Rebecca Freeman, chief nursing officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
It currently is not very feasible to use electronic health records to measure quality in adolescent well care, according to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made a line item veto of $500,000 from the state budget that would have funded connections between the state's Department of Social Services and its health information exchange, Missouri Health Connection.
Yale School of Medicine researchers have created a new health IT platform that will improve patients' access to their electronic health records and their participation in research studies.
The exchange of vaccination data between a city immunization registry and clinicians' electronic health records resulted in "significant" improvements in pediatric immunization coverage, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics.