EMR Implementation

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Cerner wins DoD's add-on data hosting contract

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a $50.7 million sole source data hosting add-on to its $4.3 billion electronic health record contract, known as the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization EHR, to Cerner.

New York boasts highest rate of e-prescribing for controlled substances

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances continues to increase, particularly in New York, according to new data from Surescripts.

ONC: 95 percent of REC-enrolled priority providers use EHRs

The regional extension centers (RECs) have enjoyed great success in helping enrolled providers implement electronic health records and attest to Meaningful Use, according to recent quick stats on the REC program posted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Clinicians criticize poor workflow, interoperability of EHRs

Clinician organization leaders aired their grievances about electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program Wednesday at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia.  

EHRs continue to frustrate providers

Healthcare professionals are still dissatisfied with their electronic health records, according to a new infographic released by athenahealth, which has been collecting the information as part of its "let doctors be doctors" social movement, which it launched in October 2015. 

AMIA wants 'fundamental overhaul' of eCQMs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the cutoff date for public comment on its request for information regarding the certification frequency and requirements for reporting of quality measures under federal programs.

Report: 73 percent of Canadian PCPs using EHRs

Canada's experience with electronic medical records continues to mirror that of the United States, with increased adoption of the systems by primary care physicians (PCPs) but less data sharing, according to the Commonwealth Fund's 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.

CDC: Almost three-fourths of docs using certified EHRs

The percentage of office-based physicians implementing certified electronic health records climbed to 74.1 percent in 2014, up from 67.5 percent in 2013, according to a new data brief published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Hospitals to HHS: Reconsider Meaningful Use Stage 3

Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and 30 other provider organizations nationwide implore the Department of Health and Human Services to reconsider moving forward with Stage 3 of Meaningful Use in a letter sent Thursday to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

HIMSS' survey of EHR value seems a bit misleading

I've lamented before about the sometimes self serving, misleading or simply unhelpful studies that have been propagated about electronic health records. But these beauties keep on appearing. The latest one is from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which released a survey this week about how EHRs are proving their worth.