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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.
Study: 10% of health care providers prescribe antibiotics for patients with cold, bronchitis or other ARI

Study: 10% of health care providers prescribe antibiotics for patients with cold, bronchitis or other ARI

10 percent of health care providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient (95 percent or more) who walks in with a cold, bronchitis or other acute respiratory infection (ARI), according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System and the University of Utah. [More]

New IDF ePHR app launched to help people living with primary immunodeficiency manage their health

The Immune Deficiency Foundation has announced the launch of a mobile app for IDF ePHR, the electronic health record specifically designed for the primary immunodeficiency (PI) community. IDF ePHR allows individuals and caregivers living with PI to track important health information, including medications, diagnoses, symptoms, infections, and other critical data. [More]
Falcon Physician wins Gold Stevie Award in Information Technology Department of the Year category

Falcon Physician wins Gold Stevie Award in Information Technology Department of the Year category

Falcon Physician was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the Information Technology Department of the Year category at the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago. [More]
gEHRiMed EHR solution selected by Extended Care Specialists

gEHRiMed EHR solution selected by Extended Care Specialists

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. [More]
Kaiser Permanente wins 2015 CIO 100 Award for using health IT to improve quality and care delivery

Kaiser Permanente wins 2015 CIO 100 Award for using health IT to improve quality and care delivery

Kaiser Permanente recently was honored by IDG's CIO magazine as one of the 2015 CIO 100 award winners for using technology to improve the health care experience for patients and their families. [More]
WellSpan Health, CareFusion announce successful implementation of Alaris System in WellSpan hospitals

WellSpan Health, CareFusion announce successful implementation of Alaris System in WellSpan hospitals

WellSpan Health and CareFusion, a BD company, today announced the successful implementation of the Alaris System across all four WellSpan hospitals, with WellSpan York Hospital becoming the first hospital ever to simultaneously go-live with new infusion devices and bi-directional interoperability between the infusion device and the electronic health record (EHR). [More]

EMR Direct's phiMail Server software achieves ONC-HIT 2014 Edition Modular Certification

EMR Direct, a Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and leading developer of Direct messaging software for the secure exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI) over the Internet, announced today that its phiMail Server software has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2014 Edition Modular Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB). [More]

New Frost & Sullivan analysis finds that over 50% of health providers lack healthcare IT roadmap

Connected health infrastructure is emerging as a binding agent for diverse devices and workflows, aiding diagnosis, monitoring and prevention in the healthcare industry. For such an infrastructure to be efficient, stakeholders must first ensure that interoperability and connectivity standards are in place. [More]
Varian, Flatiron Health partner to develop next generation of cloud-based software for cancer care providers

Varian, Flatiron Health partner to develop next generation of cloud-based software for cancer care providers

Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health today announced a strategic alliance to develop the next generation of cloud-based, electronic health record (EHR), data analytics and decision support software for cancer care providers around the world. [More]

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]
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