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Experts have identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease. The guidance, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients […]

After an extensive search for a Stage 2 Certified EHR with a clinical focus in the post-acute and long term care arena, Extended Care Specialists has selected gEHRiMed™ as their EHR of choice. Read more from originating source…

Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium The subjects of health information blocking and interoperability and the post-meaningful use future were highlighted both by his presentation and in questions and comments following his […]

The CommonWell Health Alliance continues to grow, having announced the addition of four new members this week. The CommonWell Health Alliance continues to grow, having announced the addition of four new members this week. The members include two healthcare IT companies and two health information exchange (HIE) entities. The vendors include Chicago-based Caremerge, which provides […]

Last week, a Senate HELP Committee hearing discussed user experiences with EHRs and the meaningful use program. Committee members heard concerns about quality reporting duplication, physician time restraints and the variability in standards implementation during the hearing. Top News Senate Hearing Examines User Experience with EHRs Key Takeaway: Last week, a Senate HELP Committee hearing […]

Supplying patients with tools such as tablets and patient portal apps does not have a great impact on their understanding of their care and treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. read more Read more from originating source…

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE — CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany. Read more from originating […]

The saga of former Shelby Regional Medical Center CFO Joe White, who was found guilty of fraud for falsifying meaningful use records, ended this week when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison. The saga of former Shelby Regional Medical Center CFO Joe White, who was found guilty of fraud for falsifying meaningful use […]

Today, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule to modify Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017. Read more from originating source…

Mobile health tools have the ability to empower patients and providers. However, increased workload and disturbed workflow are seen are barriers to use, according to a new research paper published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. read more Read more from originating source…

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