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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.
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]
UNMC gets $2.5 million grant to make EHR more useful for physicians, safer for patients

UNMC gets $2.5 million grant to make EHR more useful for physicians, safer for patients

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has received a $2.5 million grant to make the electronic health record (EHR) more useful for health professionals and safer for patients. [More]
Influential colleagues convince doctors to try new therapies

Influential colleagues convince doctors to try new therapies

Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, reports a new Northwestern University study whose findings on adopting innovations also have relevance for business, education and research. [More]
Vail Valley Medical Center uses Agfa HealthCare’s DX-D Retrofit to convert the Avon Urgent Care's sole X-ray room from CR to DR

Vail Valley Medical Center uses Agfa HealthCare’s DX-D Retrofit to convert the Avon Urgent Care's sole X-ray room from CR to DR

Agfa HealthCare announced today that Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) utilized the company's DX-D Retrofit to convert the Avon Urgent Care's sole X-ray room from computed radiography (CR) to a fully digital direct radiography (DR) system. The upgrade to DR has been so successful that VVMC now plans to purchase a second retrofit system for the Beaver Creek Medical Center, an emergency department of Vail Valley Medical Center located slope side of Beaver Creek Mountain. [More]
Just in time for open enrollment, a new physician rating site

Just in time for open enrollment, a new physician rating site

USA Today reports that the website uses about 500 million federal and private claims and patient reviews to rank doctors. Meanwhile, the failure of the $30 billion federal program to create interoperable electronic health record systems is examined by Politico. [More]
Views on Ebola: America needs to 'calm down'; political criticism is off base

Views on Ebola: America needs to 'calm down'; political criticism is off base

A Texas university refuses to accept students from Nigeria, where there were a couple dozen Ebola cases before the disease was quickly stopped. [More]
HealthFusion ranked as Top 3 EHR for Clinical Quality and Support

HealthFusion ranked as Top 3 EHR for Clinical Quality and Support

HealthFusion, maker of MediTouch EHR, the leading cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals, and medical billing services, was ranked as a Top 3 Electronic Health Record (EHR) for Clinical Quality and Support in the Medical Economics' National Provider Survey. [More]
Antimicrobial stewardship to ambulatory setting should include continued feedback to clinicians

Antimicrobial stewardship to ambulatory setting should include continued feedback to clinicians

The initial benefits of an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship intervention designed to reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were lost after discontinuation of audit and feedback to clinicians, according to a study published in JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with the IDWeek 2014 meeting. [More]
Penn prediction tool increases sepsis identification and care, indicates fewer deaths

Penn prediction tool increases sepsis identification and care, indicates fewer deaths

An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing the tool is published online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. [More]
UVA Health System chooses StrataJazz for decision support and cost accounting

UVA Health System chooses StrataJazz for decision support and cost accounting

Strata Decision Technology (Strata Decision), a pioneer and leader in the development of innovative software tools for financial analytics, business intelligence and decision support in the U.S. healthcare market, announced today that University of Virginia Health System (UVA Health System) has selected StrataJazz® for decision support and cost accounting. [More]
Case Western Reserve researcher lands Director's New Innovator Awards from NIH

Case Western Reserve researcher lands Director's New Innovator Awards from NIH

For the second consecutive year, a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has landed one of the year's much-coveted Director's New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health. Principal investigator Rong Xu, PhD, assistant professor of medical informatics, will receive $2,377,000 for five years, starting immediately, to initiate computational analysis of thousands of drugs and their effects. [More]
Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

After spending billions to switch from paper to digital records -- much of it taxpayer subsidized through the economic stimulus package -- providers say the systems often do not share information with competitors. [More]
Retrospective study finds overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, surveillance

Retrospective study finds overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, surveillance

A retrospective study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. [More]
Docs express frustration with electronic health records

Docs express frustration with electronic health records

And some worry that a slate of new Web domain addresses could trick consumers into taking medical advice from and getting scammed by those without the proper credentials. [More]
Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health commemorate opening of Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford

Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health commemorate opening of Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford

Officials and employees of Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network today joined community leaders and public officials to celebrate the planned October 1 grand opening of the Network's new Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford. [More]
UHC participates in three-year project to improve quality of care and reduce overall costs

UHC participates in three-year project to improve quality of care and reduce overall costs

UHC will be participating in a three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care physicians and specialists. [More]