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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.
Researchers find no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases risk for autism, ADHD

Researchers find no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases risk for autism, ADHD

An analysis of medical records data from three Massachusetts health care systems finds no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases the risk for autism and related disorders or for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [More]
Enli Health Intelligence's CareManager recognized as highest rated solution by KLAS Research

Enli Health Intelligence's CareManager recognized as highest rated solution by KLAS Research

Enli Health Intelligence, a market leader in population health management technology, announced today that CareManager, its enterprise-class care coordination platform, has been recognized as the highest rated solution by KLAS Research. [More]
New approach helps Group Health to increase rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer

New approach helps Group Health to increase rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer

Mailing yearly stool kits--an alternative to the often-dreaded colonoscopy--has helped Group Health to boost rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer, according to new research from Group Health Research Institute. [More]
Medflow announces availability of advanced cloud-based EHR system

Medflow announces availability of advanced cloud-based EHR system

Medflow, Inc., the leading electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions provider for ophthalmologists, announced today the availability of Medflow 2.0 EHR, its most advanced cloud-based EHR system. Medflow 2.0 EHR streamlines the entire workflow, providing logic and guidelines to increase speed of data entry, while also satisfying regulatory requirements. [More]
Study explores diabetes screening for patients with severe mental illness

Study explores diabetes screening for patients with severe mental illness

A study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine examines diabetes screening for patients with severe mental illness, who are two to three times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than the general population. More than seven million Americans in the United States have severe mental illness, and there are many factors contributing to their increased risk of getting diabetes, including treatment with antipsychotic medication. [More]
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center selects Aprima EHR

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center selects Aprima EHR

Aprima Medical Software announced today that Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has selected Aprima EHR (electronic health record) to implement throughout the ambulatory clinics of the hospital system. [More]
Disclosing genetic risk for CHD results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Disclosing genetic risk for CHD results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

A group of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has discovered that disclosing genetic risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) results in lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol. The findings of the Myocardial Infarction Genes (MI-GENES) Study were presented today at the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015 as a late-breaking clinical trial. [More]
Hospital evidence-based practice centers can effectively inform decision-making in medical settings

Hospital evidence-based practice centers can effectively inform decision-making in medical settings

Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide. [More]

Aprima selects Kno2 interoperability platform to meet attestation requirements under Meaningful Use Stage 2

Aprima Medical Software has selected the Kno2™ interoperability platform to enable its physician practices to easily and cost-effectively meet the requirements for electronic transmission of Transition of Care (TOC) documents mandated under Meaningful Use Stage 2. [More]
Ensemble models provide accurate real-time estimates of current and impending flu activity

Ensemble models provide accurate real-time estimates of current and impending flu activity

By combining data from a variety of non-traditional sources, a research team led by computational epidemiologists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed predictive models of flu-like activity that provide robust real-time estimates (aka "now-casts") of flu activity and accurate forecasts of flu-like illness levels up to three weeks into the future. [More]
Two-stage CDS system reduces risk of adverse outcomes for sepsis patients

Two-stage CDS system reduces risk of adverse outcomes for sepsis patients

Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection that's known to develop in hospital settings and can turn deadly when it's not discovered early on. In a new study, a hospital surveillance program focusing on reducing the risks of sepsis, known as the two-stage Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system, was found to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes, such as death and hospice discharge for sepsis patients, by 30% over the course of one year. [More]

Harris Health System to help HHS improve critical cyber infrastructure of healthcare sector

Harris Health System is the only healthcare system in the nation awarded a $150,000 grant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop and improve ways to share cybersecurity threat information and protect the critical cyber infrastructure of the nation's public and private healthcare sector. [More]
MU Health Care wins global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence

MU Health Care wins global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence

University of Missouri Health Care has received the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for health care technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes. [More]
UAB awarded $9.4 million grant to lead a trial to improve blood pressure in the U.S Black Belt

UAB awarded $9.4 million grant to lead a trial to improve blood pressure in the U.S Black Belt

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded a $9.4 million grant to lead a trial in an effort to improve blood pressure in the Black Belt of the United States. [More]
American College of Radiology supports collaborative, patient-centered approaches to reduce diagnostic errors

American College of Radiology supports collaborative, patient-centered approaches to reduce diagnostic errors

As a sponsor of the Sept. 22 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the American College of Radiology (ACR) congratulates the Committee on its thorough analysis of the complex process of diagnosis and its recommendations for improvement. [More]
New commercial EHRs increase potential for patient safety hazards

New commercial EHRs increase potential for patient safety hazards

Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. [More]
Mayo Clinic's Gianrico Farrugia highlights five areas that may impact patient care

Mayo Clinic's Gianrico Farrugia highlights five areas that may impact patient care

How is individualized medicine working? Let us count the ways. That's just what Mayo Clinic Vice President Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., did this morning in his opening keynote at the 4th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference. The core of his talk highlighted five areas in which the knowledge and know-how from the human genome will be most impactful in patient care, not just at Mayo Clinic, but anywhere in the nation and globally. [More]
InterSystems plans to launch next-generation laboratory business management system in 2016

InterSystems plans to launch next-generation laboratory business management system in 2016

InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care and developer of the InterSystems TrakCare unified healthcare information system, today announced that it will release its next-generation laboratory business management system (LBMS) in early 2016. [More]
New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

The future is here: everyday healthcare is now intertwined with technology at every level. From improved record-keeping to smartphone apps that patients can use to track health progress, the technological infrastructure that has grown up around healthcare provides benefits that the previous generation couldn't dream of. [More]
ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

Greenway Health is a provider of clinical systems for primary doctor practices, with over 75,000 doctors subscribing to their EMR system and financial tools. ViiMed, the leader in workflow-enabled asynchronous telehealth, is now available through the Greenway Marketplace. [More]
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