EMR Implementation

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ONC: Rural communities working to adopt health IT need more financial support

Providers in rural areas are working to incorporate health IT into their practices in order to improve patient care, but could use more financial support, according to a new blog post from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Hospital EHR adoption up, but problems persist

More hospitals than ever have implemented electronic health records, but challenges and the adoption gap have not dissipated, according to new research published in  Health Affairs.

AMA, medical organizations call on Congress to 'refocus' MU Stage 3

The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading a campaign, along with 111 medical societies, calling for Congress to "refocus" Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.

Barriers block 'essential' integration of digital behavioral, physical health records

It is "essential" for behavioral health and physical health providers to share electronic patient data, but there are roadblocks to these efforts, according to a recent post from the Altarum Institute's Center for Implementation Science.

Final rules for ESRD, home health push digtal record sharing

The Department of Health and Human Services has delivered as promised, maintaining in final payment rules for ancillary providers the notice that they may soon be required to adopt electronic health records and electronically share data with others.

Congress to VA, DoD: Interoperability issues reflect poor management, not technology

House lawmakers grilled Veterans Affairs and Defense Department officials at a hearing Tuesday about a continued lack of health data interoperability, calling the agencies' progress inexcusable and demanding more accountability.

AMA, MedStar framework aims to improve EHR usability

​Optimal usability of electronic health records is the goal of a newly developed framework rolled out this week by the American Medical Association and MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors.

EHRs improve ICU care for certain quality measures

Electronic health records can help improve patient treatment in intensive care units, but only to some extent, according to a new study in  CHEST,  the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.

VA, DoD officials to discuss EHR interoperability with lawmakers

Veterans Affairs and Defense Department technology officials are set to meet with members of Congress on Tuesday to discuss looming interoperability issues between the agencies' electronic health record systems.

3 upgrades EHRs need to integrate CDS, streamline workflow

Electronic health record systems currently can leave much to be desired when it comes to integrating clinical decision support and streamlining workflows, and there are many enhancements needed for the next generation of EHRs, according to a recent research paper.