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HIT powerhouses join forces to accelerate data sharing

Health Level Seven International (HL-7), in coordination with several EHR vendors and providers, has launched a project to advance Fast Health Interoperability Resources and improve data sharing.

EHRs give advance directive objective short shrift

Electronic health records have fallen down on the job when it comes to dealing with the advance directive objective, according to a new blog post from Carl Bergman.

KLAS: 6 percent of providers have attained 'advanced' interoperability

Providers are on the path to interoperability, but they're not necessarily crediting their vendor for it, according to a new report from KLAS Research.

KLAS: Many docs increasingly consider replacing their ambulatory EHRs

Electronic health record vendors take note: More than a quarter of physician practices are in the market to replace their EHRs, and others wish they could, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Todd Park to step down from US CTO post

After five years in the District of Columbia, Todd Park--who initially served as the first chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services before being named U.S. CTO by President Obama in 2012--is heading to the other side of the country.

Computers still the tool of choice for EHR access

Personal computers remain the tool of choice for electronic health record users, despite the rise in tablets and smartphones, according to the latest report from Epocrates, an athenahealth company.

CommonWell interoperability available this summer

Fifteen months after banding together in the name of electronic health record interoperability, the CommonWell Health Alliance--which includes EHR vendors Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway and McKesson--plans to officially begin delivering on that promise this summer.

EHR vendors want more realistic timelines, better clarity in MU Stage 3

Health IT vendor representatives, lamenting about the challenges of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, called for more realistic timelines and better clarity and consistency on specifications for Stage 3 at a listening session hosted this week by ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.

athenahealth resigns from 'outdated' EHRA

Cloud-based electronic health record vendor athenahealth has resigned from HIMSS' Electronic Health Records Association, citing philosophical differences and concerns that the benefits were outweighed by other considerations.

KLAS: athenahealth topples Epic as best EHR vendor

Athenahealth has unseated Epic to become the top overall rated electronic health record software, according to the 2013 Best in KLAS report.