EMR Implementation

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DHMSM aftermath: Sorting out the winners and losers

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.

CHIME, AMA strongly support Flex-IT 2 Act to delay MU Stage 3

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."

Leidos, Cerner win Pentagon EHR contract

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.

Practices need 'targeted' assistance, better-designed EHRs to meet CQMs

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).

With #FixEHR, AMA fine-tunes its Meaningful Use reboot strategy

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.

Report: Canada's health IT 'lags on many fronts'

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.

HRSA to assess grantees' progress in EHR adoption, support

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.

Docs air EHR frustrations at AMA town hall

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.

Health IT implementation cuts into workflow

A new Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality study found that health IT caused interruptions to clinical workflow across all participating clinics and work roles.

Health professionals should push for better portal usability

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.