EHRs & Meaningful Use

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Army applies data to improve suicide prevention

The U.S. Army is taking a more data-driven approach to predicting suicide risk, working on determining when and how to best intervene with patients.

Meaningful Use, ICD-10 challenging for pediatrics

Federal mandates, such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, have brought their own challenges to pediatrics, according to Debbie Rupe, R.N., ‎Clinical Analyst at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Why data, not technology, is the answer in healthcare today

By Lynn McVey, COO, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Mother Jones magazine recently published a critical piece about EHR vendor Epic. It reported: 1) "There is no interoperability." What...

Jim Utterback: CIOs are becoming true business partners for hospitals [Q&A]

The demands on CIOs by hospitals have grown to be much more strategy-based over the last few years, a trend that will continue into 2016 and beyond as mergers and acquisitions in the industry increase, according to Jim Utterback, a principle with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.

Congress between a rock and a hard place when it comes to enforcing VA-DoD interoperability

At a recent congressional hearing focusing on electronic health record interoperability--or lack, thereof--between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said to officials from both agencies that after nearly two decades of failed efforts to play nicely together, and billions of dollars spent, perhaps it's time to punish noncompliance of federal requests. In theory, that idea makes sense. But it will be difficult to achieve.

Fred Mingo picked to oversee VistA improvements

Fred Mingo, a former Navy officer, is the Department of Veterans Affairs' pick to oversee improvement of the VistA electronic health record system.

WEDI-Con: Health data exchange in the industry the exception, not the rule, HIE exec says

Health data exchange, to the detriment of patient care, remains an exception in the industry rather than the rule, according to Michael Matthews, CEO of the MedVirginia and ConnectVirginia HIEs.

Many EDs dissatisfied with enterprise EHR emergency modules

Visits to the emergency department are on the rise in the U.S., and a lack of usability and interoperability of ED Information Systems are only adding more complications, according to a new survey from Black Book.

WEDI-Con: Kathleen Sebelius on how health IT is driving big changes in healthcare delivery

There is a technology revolution going on in among healthcare providers, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday at WEDI-Con. And though health IT may sometimes seem "slow and cumbersome, moving data into actionable health information at the point of care is helping providers understand the impact of their clinical decisions.

Geisinger's Alistair Erskine: How we're using FHIR to create EHR-agnostic applications

When it comes to the widespread use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, Geisinger Health System Chief Clinical Informatics Officer Alistair Erskine calls himself impatient but optimistic. Erskine has helped Geisinger to develop a number of applications that take advantage of FHIR and public APIs to be able to exchange information with multiple electronic health record systems, but he'd like to see more.