Surescripts has partnered with PDR Network, publisher of the Physicians Desk Reference and distributor of drug safety alerts, to offer easier authorization processes for virtually all prescribers.
Responding to physician dissatisfaction with electronic health records, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee has created a bipartisan working group to identify ways that Congress and the Obama administration can collaborate to improve EHRs.
The ability of patients and providers to share blood pressure data through electronic health records is helping to track progress for Million Hearts, an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by controlling the blood pressure of 10 million Americans.
Electronic health records are supposed to play a pivotal role in the Obama administrations Precision Medicine Initiative which hopes to collect data from a million or more volunteers, serving as part of a national research cohort. But, according to Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe, self-reported data has more value than EHRs.
Patients should not be paying to have access to their electronic health records, a study from the Brookings Institution contends.
Patient portal software vendor Medfusion is expanding its product portfolio as it positions for the era of consumerism as most patients have a smartphone or other portable computing device.
When opportunity knocks, it sometimes takes the guise of free time. In the case of Zachary Fridirici, M.D., recognizing that led to a brainstorm that is offering mutual benefit to health systems as they go live with EHR systems and a growing cadre of medical students and residents who are helping that process while earning some welcome income at the same time.
Despite the potential of Health Level Sevens Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to help solve some of the challenges of interoperability, for the foreseeable future government and industry experts predict that FHIRan application programming interface (API) that leverages the latest web standardswill coexist side-by-side with the Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA).
Software and billing services vendor athenahealth has introduced athenaText, a mobile secure messaging app for Apple Watch.
During a presentation at the recent HIMSS15 conference in Chicago, Srinivas Velamoor, a principal at McKinsey & Co., gave a packed room a lot to think about.
An eight-year study of more optimal use of personal health records finds observations of daily life that individuals enter into their PHR are the most meaningful bits of information.
The U.S. electronic health records market will continue to grow even as Meaningful Use incentive funds start running out, according to research firm Kalorama Information.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday reintroduced a bill to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile apps from regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an attempt to provide greater certainty regarding what software will be regulated by the agency to protect consumers.
The organizations responsible for New York's statewide health information exchange network, known as the SHIN-NY, are losing no time leveraging the $45 million they received in funding in the state's 2015-16 budget.
Recent comments from the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association on a proposed national health information technology Interoperability Roadmap urge that parts of the project move swiftly while other initiatives should slow down.