WellSpan Health has achieved an 85% compliance rate for CMS' sepsis treatment bundle largely because of a remote team of nurses who surveil patients' vital signs and sepsis alerts from the EHR.
ONC head Dr. Don Rucker did not tell lawmakers when the information-blocking rule will be released, but he suggested that it would expand interoperability.
The electronic health record vendor first acquired a stake in behavioral health technology vendor Netsmart in 2016. Allscripts is now selling its portion to GI Partners, which also acquired a stake at the same time in 2016.
The vendor did not say how many people were laid off, only that the layoffs were part of an effort to correctly assign resources to its projects.
The agency released a draft strategy outlining how vendors, providers and federal agencies can reduce the technology-related burden on clinicians, including by simplifying EHR reporting requirements.
Amazon Web Services launched a new service that pulls key information from unstructured electronic health record data, giving access to what often remains hidden in notes.
Patient uptake of portals lags, and functionality is still limited. Providers and vendors are setting out to change that.
In a House hearing, VA officials were adamant that the project to replace the agency's EHR with one made by Cerner will progress successfully. But cost estimates for the project have skyrocketed, hitting $16 billion from an initial $10 billion.
EHR companies like Athenahealth, which was just sold for $5.7 billion, are turning to consolidation to stay afloat in a saturated market.
For the third straight quarter since Athenahealth began reporting quarterly bookings, the company booked less business than it did during the same period the year before.
One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals to opt for paper records for part of the night shift.
Burdened by EHRs and anxious about their financial well-being, physicians don't have a particularly rosy outlook on the practice of medicine, according to a report from Leavitt Partners.