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EHR data can provide real time, regional flu surveillance

The data in electronic health records can be harnessed to better predict, in near real-time, regional estimates of flu outbreaks in the U.S., according to recent research.

Population health, patient engagement drive hospital IT purchase plans

Population health and patient engagement continue to be the biggest drivers for hospital IT purchasing plans, according to a new report published by peer60.

EHRs continue to frustrate providers

Healthcare professionals are still dissatisfied with their electronic health records, according to a new infographic released by athenahealth, which has been collecting the information as part of its "let doctors be doctors" social movement, which it launched in October 2015. 

Epic, athenahealth among first five vendors to adopt Carequality interoperability framework

Five major electronic health record vendors--athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts--are the first implementers to adopt the enhanced data sharing practices under the new Carequality interoperability framework.

Is hardship exemption law the death knell for Meaningful Use?

There's been a lot of discussion about the new hardship exemption that President Barack Obama signed into law for the Meaningful Use program's 2015 reporting year. The law, part of the...

MU hardship exemption law shows that program has 'run its course,' says athenahealth's Dan Haley

The blanket hardship exemption for reporting year 2015 recently signed into law by President Barack Obama indicates that the Meaningful Use program has "probably passed the end of its productive life," according to a blog post from Dan Haley, senior vice president and general counsel of EHR vendor athenahealth.

Privia Health CEO: EHRs can improve care, physician satisfaction

Electronic health records can be an asset, not a burden, if physician practices modify their approach to the systems.

KLAS interoperability report examines what vendors, providers are doing to connect

Poor vendor coordination, trouble finding records and limited parsing abilities are among the biggest barriers to interoperability of health information, according to a new study from KLAS.

Report: Ambulatory care 'ready for primetime' thanks to EHR adoption, vendor growth

As ambulatory care grows, diverse trends are developing in the electronic health record market in two areas--at independent facilities and hospital or healthcare-owned facilities.

Growth of health technology means industry must redefine cost ownership model

The total cost of ownership model to evaluate tech investments is no longer viable for the healthcare industry.