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Report: 73 percent of Canadian PCPs using EHRs

Canada's experience with electronic medical records continues to mirror that of the United States, with increased adoption of the systems by primary care physicians (PCPs) but less data sharing, according to the Commonwealth Fund's 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.

CDC: Almost three-fourths of docs using certified EHRs

The percentage of office-based physicians implementing certified electronic health records climbed to 74.1 percent in 2014, up from 67.5 percent in 2013, according to a new data brief published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

NIH to launch 'Commons' to help scientific researchers better share data

The National Institutes of Health is launching a new project to help scientific researchers better share information.

All-payer database lawsuit before Supreme Court could hurt HIEs

A lawsuit currently before the United States Supreme Court about state imposition of all-payer claims databases could have significant adverse effects on health information exchanges, according to a perspective article in the  New England Journal of Medicine.

Epic refutes Mother Jones' accusations on lack of interoperability

Electronic health record vendor Epic Systems has written a letter to the editor of  Mother Jones  magazine refuting statements made in a story published by the latter about Epic products' lack of interoperability with other EHR systems.

AHA: 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory needs more detail

The 2016 draft Interoperability Standards Advisory, which identifies and assesses the best standards and implementation specifications for supporting interoperability, doesn't provide sufficient information and needs to be fleshed out more, according to the American Hospital Association.

12 steps to the perfect health system

Recent FierceHealthcare coverage has highlighted the challenges hospitals and health systems face daily: high costs, infection control and patient satisfaction to name just a few. And though...

Interoperability across various settings focus of UCSF, Cisco partnership

The University of California San Francisco and Cisco have teamed up to create a platform to enable data-sharing from multiple sources among health systems, providers and application vendors.

ONC: Docs sharing data more with patients than other providers

Physicians increasingly are sharing patient health information, but are doing so more with patients than with other providers, according to a new data brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

How to apply the ideal chronic care management system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Chronic Care Management Services (CCM) guidelines should take telemedicine to another level to provide collaboration between providers and the ability to anticipate and ward off potential problems. But such a concept must mesh with current practices and integrate current and future technologies.