The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.
Patient portals have a lot of room for improvement as evidenced by the fact that providers do not have a high level of enthusiasm for their organizations current offerings from vendors.
The electronic health records system at 28-provider United Regional Physician Group was not working well with high levels of dissatisfaction among clinicians and staff members.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) today announced that it is winding down all operations, effective immediately, with all work slated to end by November 14, 2014. According to CCHIT, customers and business colleagues have been notified and its staff is assisting in the transition.
A Medical Group Management Association survey of more than 1,000 physician practice members finds very high levels of dissatisfaction with three major federal quality reporting programs: Physician Quality Reporting System, EHR Meaningful Use and the Value-Based Payment Modifier Program.
With last weeks announcement that National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., has left ONC and Deputy National Coordinator for HIT Jacob Reider, M.D., will depart next month, the American Medical Association has expressed its concerns that their departures are creating a leadership gap which is putting at risk the agencys progress in addressing critical challenges such as interoperability.
Cloud-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has launched a new EHR optimized "from the ground up" for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets.
In HDMs Executive Session feature in the October issue, Elizabeth Gartner spoke with Joe Scherger, a medical home pioneer, who has launched a practice based on electronic communication between physicians and patients.
Soon after the announcement that Karen DeSalvo was leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, deputy national coordinator Jacob Reider announced that he soon is returning home to Albany, N.Y.
Recommendations adopted last week calling on the government to re-align the EHR meaningful use program to expand interoperability are getting kudos from industry stakeholders.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which historically has represented chief information officers, is expanding to also represent chief technology officers and chief application officers.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, is leaving the office immediately to become Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
A new four-year federal initiative backed with $840 million in funding is designed to aid 150,000 physician practices in transforming their operations to improve the efficiency, quality and coordination of care, supported with information technologies.
Adding data from a commercial prescription database and a community health information exchange to electronic health records increased the accuracy of medication lists for patients at two hospitals in upstate New York.
A new survey of nearly 600 physicians reveals that those accessing electronic health records from mobile devices report higher levels of satisfaction and fewer challenges with their EHRs than non-mobile users.