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An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician's workflow. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter, as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface—including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
COCIR launches annual 5th Edition of its eHealth Toolkit

COCIR launches annual 5th Edition of its eHealth Toolkit

COCIR has launched the newest edition of its eHealth Toolkit, subtitled ‘Integrated Care: Breaking the Silos’. This year’s toolkit focuses on the value of Integrated Care, the challenges in implementing it and how health ICT technologies and procurement possibilities can facilitate it. [More]
New study finds that electronic reminders help raise HPV vaccination rates

New study finds that electronic reminders help raise HPV vaccination rates

A new study finds that a simple reminder via electronic health record systems may go a long way in encouraging patients to get the HPV vaccine that protects against cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has the lowest completion rates of any other vaccine. [More]

Main Street fully exits investment in California Healthcare Medical Billing

Main Street Capital Corporation announced that it recently fully exited its investment in California Healthcare Medical Billing, Inc. CHMB is a provider of outsourced medical billing, revenue cycle management, practice management and electronic health record (EHR) solutions to physicians, clinics, hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. [More]
Agfa HealthCare announces commercial launch of new Enterprise Content Management system

Agfa HealthCare announces commercial launch of new Enterprise Content Management system

Agfa HealthCare announced today the commercial launch of a new version of its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system featuring improved workflow capabilities that facilitate the capture, archiving, access and sharing of any type of documents outside of the Imaging scope across the hospital enterprise. [More]
Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic adds MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem

Validic, the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for accessing digital health data, announced today the addition of MEDITECH to its global digital health ecosystem. [More]
Ensocare to serve as authorized re-seller for iMPak's medication management system

Ensocare to serve as authorized re-seller for iMPak's medication management system

An agreement was reached today between Ensocare and New Jersey-based iMPak Health to include iMPak's innovative medication management system, Kraken, as part of the Ensocare sales portfolio. Ensocare will serve as an authorized re-seller for the Kraken system, which may be sold alone or, in the future, as an integrated feature inside of Ensocare's Sync and Connect software engines. [More]
Health care system-level factors may increase likelihood of medication adherence among seniors

Health care system-level factors may increase likelihood of medication adherence among seniors

Specific system-level factors controlled by health care systems - including prescriptions with a medication supply greater than 90 days, mail-order pharmacy use, and lower copayments and out-of-pocket maximums - nearly doubled the likelihood that patients adhered to prescribed heart and diabetes medications, according to a new study published in the journal Medical Care. [More]
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Cerner partner to elevate care of individuals with addiction disorders

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Cerner partner to elevate care of individuals with addiction disorders

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment solutions provider, announced today it has selected leading health IT supplier Cerner Corp. to implement a new electronic health record (EHR) system throughout its organization. [More]

Researchers propose changes to improve studies about value of health information technology

Studies about the value of health information technology can be improved by broadening the reviews to include both costs and benefits, and lengthening study periods to capture long-term implications, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis. [More]
HealthFusion launches new Chronic Care Management module

HealthFusion launches new Chronic Care Management module

HealthFusion, maker of MediTouch EHR, the leading cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals, and medical billing services, launched a new Chronic Care Management (CCM) module that allows for practices to track and bill patients with two or more chronic conditions. [More]

Galileo Analytics announces world-wide release of Galileo Thermometer

Galileo Analytics today announced the world-wide launch of Galileo Thermometer, a rapid-turn around platform for providing customized analysis of de-identified electronic health record data from the US and Europe. [More]

Epic selected as Mayo Clinic's strategic partner for single, integrated EHR and RCM system

Mayo Clinic announced today that Epic has been selected as its strategic partner for a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) system. The new system will replace Mayo's three EHRs in use today and will be a foundation for Mayo Clinic operations over the next several decades. [More]
Individualized, patient-centered care needed to treat and monitor people with chronic pain

Individualized, patient-centered care needed to treat and monitor people with chronic pain

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that individualized, patient-centered care is needed to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic pain. To achieve this aim, the panel recommends more research and development around the evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches needed to balance patient perspectives, desired outcomes, and safety. [More]
NCCN collaborates with Flatiron Health to create oncology outcomes database

NCCN collaborates with Flatiron Health to create oncology outcomes database

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is collaborating with Flatiron Health to create a cloud-based data repository of NCCN Member Institution data - the NCCN Outcomes Database. [More]
Multicenter, clinical trial to address long-term complications in CKD patients

Multicenter, clinical trial to address long-term complications in CKD patients

in collaboration with Parkland Health and Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, VA North Texas Health Care System, and ProHealth Physicians, Inc. of Connecticut - will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease. [More]
Kaiser Permanente study: Self-reported exercise lowers blood pressure, blood glucose levels

Kaiser Permanente study: Self-reported exercise lowers blood pressure, blood glucose levels

Self-reported moderate to vigorous exercise was associated with lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels in a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. [More]
V101 Management selects gEHRiMed EHR solution to manage patients

V101 Management selects gEHRiMed EHR solution to manage patients

V101 Management Services has selected gEHRiMed as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution. V101 Management Services specializes in providing clinical oversight, education, and enhanced medical protocols and programming to our contracted partners, resulting in improved clinical care delivery for patients. [More]
Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Northern Nevada

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Northern Nevada

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened today inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks. They join eight MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Las Vegas area in Southern Nevada. [More]
Research highlights potential of computers to enhance quality of care, medical outcomes

Research highlights potential of computers to enhance quality of care, medical outcomes

A computer system was more effective than doctors at collecting information about patient symptoms, producing reports that were more complete, organized and useful than narratives generated by physicians during office visits, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. [More]
BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received the American College of Medical Informatics' 2014 Morris F. Collen Award in recognition of his commitment to and achievements in medical informatics. [More]
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