Health IT & HIE News

Three Tips to Reboot, and Not Replace, Your EHR

Physicians Practice  (November 14, 2014)

Sometimes it's only after you say "I do" that you realize the relationship wasn't meant to be. When this happens with your EHR software, you may not have to go through a messy divorce. If you're unhappy with your system, you may feel that you'll just have to ride it out until your contract is up, or if the problem is really bad, eat the investment and buy something you like better. You may be surprised to learn that in most cases you have room to negotiate. - See more at:  MORE +

Why Thorough EHR Adoption Must Precede Population Health

EHR Intelligence  (November 3, 2014)

While the healthcare industry is certainly moving away from volume to value and working to manage the health of patient populations, it does not have sufficient depth of EHR adoption to support next-generation care delivery. Proponents and developers of population health and analytics tools may be putting the proverbial cart before the horse.  MORE +

Study: Physicians' Clinical Notes Improved in Quality After EHR Implementation

Clinical Innovation + Technology  (November 3, 2014)

Physicians' clinical notes improved in quality after EHR implementation, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).  MORE +

Interoperability Paramount for Advances, Leaders Argue

HIEWatch  (October 29, 2014)

The topic at the Cleveland Clinic's annual summit was healthcare innovation, and what's impeding it, what more is needed to foster it and the innovation milestones taking place today. So what do industry leaders consider to be the biggest impediments to healthcare innovation? Lack of interoperability among clinical systems, said a handful of panelists speaking at the 2014 Medical Innovation Summit, convening here Oct. 27-29.   MORE +

Health Care's Age of Enlightenment

Forbes  (October 21, 2014)

The Age of Enlightenment brought us crucial inventions and discoveries in many areas including the circulation of blood, optics, scientific classification, calculus, the microscope, gravity and more while serving as inspiration for the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. With good reason, it was called a revolution of thought. It is self-evident that we are in the early days of health care’s Age of Enlightenment that will be just as dramatic in terms of its long-term impact. Bold new ideas in health care delivery freed from tradition and dogma are resulting in dramatically better outcomes. These ideas both catalyze and are enabled by new technology. Over time, themes emerged in the Age of Enlightenment, as they will in healthcare. Based on what I have observed so far, I have seen seven major precepts gleaned from health care’s Enlightenment thinkers that I have outlined...  MORE +