The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.
With the VA and Cerner set to finalize their new EHR contract, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured lawmakers that the system will result in greater interoperability between the VA, Defense Department and community providers.
Though providers could better engage patients by allowing them to write in their own medical notes, the practice might also increase the workload, according to a research letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Throughout my career in health care policy, many health economists have been pretty emphatic that technology is a cost driver for hospitals and health systems. It is an obvious conclusion. The fee-for-service model led to a medical arms race where the institutions that had the newest and greatest...
For the first time in history, healthcare is on a fully digital platform, with nine out of 10 physician offices using an electronic health record (EHR) today. With EHRs firmly in place, healthcare must now build an ecosystem that works with that platform to deliver more value. In a conversation...
Physicians hoping to succeed under new alternative payment models face a significant hurdle, and one that's out of their control: vendor readiness.
Providers say reimbursement and technological issues are preventing them from adopting telehealth broadly. Few telehealth platforms are integrated with EHRs and less than half of telehealth visits are reimbursed, a new survey shows.
If passed, the bill would give the HHS secretary more discretion for meaningful use requirements. That could make compliance easier for providers.
At this year's users' group meeting, Epic developers and executives showed off tools and apps that they hope will improve the EHR experience for both patients and providers.
For providers who lack internet access or who've been hit by natural disasters, meaningful use exemptions pre-empt penalties.
Though Epic's Share Everywhere achieves a greater level of interoperability than what currently exists, complete electronic sharing of patient medical records remains elusive.
Health information is meaningful only when observed and interpreted. Chronic condition monitoring data would reveal a whole lot more if someone else was keeping an eye on them too, looking for anomalies and trends and keeping people healthy during all the time they're not directly observed by...