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Top Ambulatory EHR Systems by Hospital Implementation

December 11, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Top Ambulatory EHR Systems by Hospital Implementation

EHR system implementation has been on the rise over the past 10 years. This is, at least in part, attributed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Meaningful Use initiative that began in 2011. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, eligible providers who demonstrated meaningful use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology received incentive payments. The intent was to encourage healthcare providers to utilize electronic data recording and sharing technology to improve clinical quality and care transparency.

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How to Leverage Big Data for Patient Care Management

November 28, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

How to Leverage Big Data for Patient Care Management

The healthcare industry is in the midst of a rapid structural evolution, with a growing emphasis on “big data” gathering and utilization. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a primary catalyst in promoting many of these changes, specifically regarding quality and clinical data reporting. Though many CMS reporting programs lead to an increase in care quality, it is often challenging for providers to constantly adapt to new guidelines and parse which data points are worthwhile to collect and analyze.

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Top 10 Hospitals Using Epic EHR

October 17, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Epic is the largest provider of EHR systems in the United States, accounting for more than 30 percent of all inpatient and ambulatory systems. As hospitals and care facilities continue to utilize electronic data sharing, and hospitals implement multiple EHR systems across inpatient and ambulatory departments, there could be a greater incentive for smaller companies to market less-comprehensive niche products to fill gaps in service.

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Obstacles Hinder HIE Utilization, but Future Bright

September 19, 2017 BY Definitive Healthcare

Obstacles Hinder HIE Utilization, but Future Bright

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), publicly or privately operated hubs of patient data intended to connect regional providers, have faced significant obstacles in recent years despite support from the ACA and state organizations. While some are technological, such as discrepancies in data classification among EHR systems, others involve deliberate data blocking or economic factors that aren’t as easily addressed. Even so, as the potential savings become realized, the future of HIEs and data sharing in general appears promising.

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Hospital EHR Implementation Rates Rise, Don’t Necessarily Ease Information Flow

According to a new study published in Health Affairs, electronic health record logs show that physicians are spending less time on face-to-face patient interactions and more time on so-called desktop medicine. Desktop medicine refers to digital tasks providers must complete, such as communicating with patients through online portals, refilling prescriptions, ordering tests, corresponding with staff, and reviewing test results.

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