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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.
athenahealth expands strategic agreement with Henry Schein

athenahealth expands strategic agreement with Henry Schein

athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, and Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, today announced an expansion of their strategic agreement announced on May 21, 2014. [More]
HealthInsight to lead health care quality improvement activities for Medicare program

HealthInsight to lead health care quality improvement activities for Medicare program

HealthInsight has been named to lead health care quality improvement activities for the Medicare Program for a four-state region serving Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah under a five-year contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). [More]
Knowledge Analyzer available at Zynx Health

Knowledge Analyzer available at Zynx Health

Zynx Health™, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, has announced the general availability of Knowledge Analyzer™, a scalable solution that helps organizations quickly realize the full value of electronic health record (EHR) systems. [More]

Epion Health closes $4.5M Series A financing round with Deerfield Management

Epion Health announced the closing of a $4.5M Series A financing round with Deerfield Management Company, a New York City based investment firm. [More]
Research roundup: Clinics and electronic records; young adults baffled by exchange; Medicare spending slowdown

Research roundup: Clinics and electronic records; young adults baffled by exchange; Medicare spending slowdown

We found that in 2012 nine out of ten health centers had adopted a EHR system, and half had adopted EHRs with basic capabilities. Seven in ten health centers reported that their providers were receiving meaningful-use incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [More]
Loyola University Medical Center recognized as one of nation's Most Wired hospitals

Loyola University Medical Center recognized as one of nation's Most Wired hospitals

For the twelfth time in 14 years, Loyola University Medical Center has been named one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals. [More]
New important education initiative to help train pathology residents in clinical informatics

New important education initiative to help train pathology residents in clinical informatics

The widespread adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), spurred in large part by meaningful use and related federal programs, is changing the way health care providers interact with laboratory information. Now, more than ever, pathologists need to be well-versed in the field of clinical informatics in order to deliver high quality and cost-effective patient care. [More]
Children's of Alabama extends its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise EHR solutions

Children's of Alabama extends its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise EHR solutions

Allscripts has announced that Birmingham-based Children's of Alabama has extended its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic health record (EHR) through 2023 and will leverage a suite of Allscripts open platform solutions to support its efforts to meet regulatory requirements, manage population health and improve patient outcomes. [More]
Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices

Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices

Follow-up with a primary care provider (PCP) in addition to the surgical team is routinely recommended to patients discharged after major surgery despite no clear evidence that it improves outcomes. [More]
CareCloud receives $25.5 million debt financing commitment from HTGC

CareCloud receives $25.5 million debt financing commitment from HTGC

CareCloud, the leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records, and medical billing software and services, today announced that it has received a $25.5 million debt financing commitment from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy & renewable technology industries, at all stages of development. [More]
OSNP program addresses potential gaps in outpatient settings

OSNP program addresses potential gaps in outpatient settings

An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs. [More]
3M and Nextgen Healthcare partner to offer web-based ICD-10 Education Program

3M and Nextgen Healthcare partner to offer web-based ICD-10 Education Program

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has teamed with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M's robust, web-based ICD-10 Education Program industry wide. [More]

Agfa HealthCare Corp. and OnBase by Hyland integrate best-in-class enterprise imaging and enterprise content management technologies to optimize the EHR

Agfa HealthCare Corp. announced today a new collaboration with OnBase to integrate the "gold standards" in enterprise imaging and enterprise content management technologies to showcase the vast potential of a fully integrated, "document + image" electronic health record (EHR). [More]
Kareo and Falcon HER help nephrology practices leverage cloud-based technology

Kareo and Falcon HER help nephrology practices leverage cloud-based technology

Kareo Inc., the leading cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, today announced the launch of a new cooperative relationship with Falcon EHR, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.. [More]
Promising way to prevent disparities in colorectal cancer screening

Promising way to prevent disparities in colorectal cancer screening

People living in poverty are less likely to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer-and more likely to develop the disease and die from it. How to end these disparities-and raise screening rates, lower disease rates, and prevent deaths? A promising way is to mail fecal immunochemical tests (a newer kind of stool test) to populations, Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH, and Gloria D. Coronado, PhD, wrote in the June 17 JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
Diabetes Collaborative Registry aims at improving quality of diabetes across specialty care continuum

Diabetes Collaborative Registry aims at improving quality of diabetes across specialty care continuum

The American College of Cardiology, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians and Joslin Diabetes Center, is launching the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, the first clinical registry aimed at tracking and improving the quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic care across the primary and specialty care continuum. [More]
Antiviral therapy may prevent hepatitis B virus from developing into hepatocellular carcinoma

Antiviral therapy may prevent hepatitis B virus from developing into hepatocellular carcinoma

Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
Viewpoints: No return to 'bad-old days' of mental health commitments; fighting over school lunches; doctors' role in reform

Viewpoints: No return to 'bad-old days' of mental health commitments; fighting over school lunches; doctors' role in reform

It is difficult to read stories about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a murderous spree in Isla Vista, Calif., last month, without feeling some empathy for his parents. We know that his mother, alarmed by some of his misogynistic YouTube videos, made a call that resulted in the police visiting Rodger. [More]
EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

ChartLogic, a leader in electronic health record solutions for specialty and primary care physician practices, today announced a partnership with billing solutions powerhouse, Kareo, that will allow the company to offer its clients best-of-breed revenue cycle management. [More]
Physicians Interactive eCoupon now available within Greenway Health's PrimeSUITE EHR system

Physicians Interactive eCoupon now available within Greenway Health's PrimeSUITE EHR system

Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals (HCPs), today announced that its eCoupon automated voucher and coupon distribution solution is now available within the latest version of Greenway Health's PrimeSUITE electronic health record (EHR) system. [More]