The country's largest public health information exchange will use Verato's Universal MPI for referential patient matching, which it says will reduce uncertainty when linking patients to their health data.
Most of us are practiced at the art of distinguishing a well-designed website: easy to understand, responsive and nimble. But while the use of EHRs is at an all-time high within hospitals, these systems can't claim any of those positive attributes.
ACOs would have to attest every year that a certain percentage of their eligible clinicians are using EHRs that meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, a move that would more closely align requirements with those of the Quality Payment Program.
The industry is carefully attuned to provider wellness, and this is important. We know this burden has a negative impact on healthcare. We need to think more broadly and reduce nurses' burden as well.
NIH and FDA researchers increasingly depend on data from an array of sources, and they want to bring real-world evidence into their work. That includes the NIH's All of Us precision-medicine initiative.
When doctors consult with specialists virtually, they can cut down on unnecessary specialist visits and gain insights that would otherwise be out of reach.
Cerner isn't the only EHR vendor looking to expand its reach as the industry continues to talk about the move to value.
Despite progress, hospitals and health systems still struggle with patient matching, putting patient safety and efficiency on the line.
Last week's most popular healthcare stories were packed with policy news. The CMS worked through the Fourth of July week, making changes to several payment programs. Meanwhile, other providers are amping up the push for value-based care, and the Trump administration slashed another ACA program.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
Chicago-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has further solidified its position in the connected health platform space with its acquisition of HealthGrid — and an Allscripts executive says more M&A activity is ahead.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.