EMR Implementation

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Latest Headlines

Epic weighs in on loss of Coast Guard contract

Epic Systems posted a response to recent reports regarding why the Coast Guard terminated its electronic health record implementation contract.

Road bumps plague hospital EHR replacements

Replacing an inpatient electronic health record system, while increasingly popular, has a significant impact on a hospital, but executives and non-management level personnel don't necessarily see eye to eye regarding the effect, according to a new report from Black Book Rankings.

Report: Canadian ambulatory care clinics reap $200M in benefits from EHRs

Canadian doctors in ambulatory care settings are reaping $200 million in annual value related to their electornic health record use, according to a new report released by Canada Health Infoway.

'Irregularities' in Coast Guard EHR deployment led to termination of Epic contract

The Coast Guard's troubled rollout of its electronic health record system caused it to choose not to renew its contract with Epic and to revert to paper records last fall.

Black Book: Hospitals' loyalty to their EHR dipped 6 percent

A hospital's faithfulness to its inpatient electronic health record dropped 6 percent between 2015 to 2016, according to a new Black Book survey.

LaVerne Council: VA officials evaluating EHR recommendations

Department of Veterans Affairs CIO for the Office of Information Technology LaVerne Council said Thursday that the VA this summer will go into more detail on its future electronic health record plans.

Data gaps in EHRs a 'widespread problem'

Electronic health records are missing a "substantial" amount of data, which could have "profound" implications for clinical care, medical research and public health, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

RECs had 'positive impact' on EHR adoption, MU

The regional extension centers helped spur electronic health record adoption and Meaningful Use attainment, even though they deployed different methods in providing assistance, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Does Major League Baseball have gaps in its EHR policies?

Since this is baseball's opening week, I read with particular interest the fact that electronic health records are not only being used to treat Major League Baseball players, but have also become instrumental in helping clubs determine whether a particular trade or free agent would be a good investment. This goes beyond other secondary uses of EHRs in sports, such as population health research. Here, an employer is using the EHR to determine whether a player is healthy enough to be worth a deal. 

Researchers call EHRs 'pivotal' in proactive population based care management

Using an electronic health record is key for primary care providers to actively manage their population of patients and proactively identify those at higher risk who may benefit from screening, treatment and interventions, according to a new study in  JMIR Medical Informatics.