The triumph of Cerner's team for the Pentagon's highly coveted electronic health record contract had as much to do with the Kansas City, Missouri, company's perceived strength on the interoperability front and its government experience as it did with rival Epic's inability to "play nice" with other systems, according to industry analysts.
New legislation aims to delay Stage 3 of Meaningful Use until at least 2017 to give providers "time to breathe and a reprieve from the unfair penalties."
A team led by Leidos and Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner Corp. has won the highly coveted contract to implement the electronic health record system for the Department of Defense.
Assessing electronic clinical quality measures based on an electronic health record system's functionalities can help pinpoint how to improve EHR design and determine how to best help physician practices better patient care, according to a study published this month in eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).
The American Medical Association has kicked its fight against poorly operating electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program up a notch, in a rather novel way.
Canada has many of the same problems with electronic health record adoption and data sharing as the United States, according to a Canadian report published this month of the Advisory Panel in Healthcare Innovation.
The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration has announced its intent to seek progress reports to determine how well health center controlled networks are helping health centers to adopt electronic health records and share data.
Physicians are facing numerous challenges with electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program, and are being given a better chance to share them publicly due to a new initiative spearheaded by the American Medical Association, launched at a town hall meeting July 20.
A new Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality study found that health IT caused interruptions to clinical workflow across all participating clinics and work roles.
Patient portal use in the healthcare industry has the potential to reduce disparities in care for minority groups and people with lower health literacy; however, that promise has yet to be realized, according to a paper at PLOS Medicine.