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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.
Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution recognized as a certified Health IT Quality Solution

Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution recognized as a certified Health IT Quality Solution

As a certified Health IT Quality Solution, Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution has been recognized by Quest Diagnostics as meeting or exceeding advanced industry standards for health IT quality and for providing a streamlined, interoperable solution that enables secure clinical laboratory ordering and results reporting through Quest Diagnostics connectivity solutions. [More]

GNYHA Services, Essensa incorporate MedSnap ID into technology product portfolio

GNYHA Services, Inc. and Essensa, Inc., leading group purchasing organizations serving acute care, alternate care, and non-healthcare markets, have added MedSnap ID to their portfolio of technology offerings. [More]

Sharing clinical information with other health systems helps avoid diagnostic tests and procedures

An Allina Health study published in the current issue of the journal Applied Clinical Informatics showed that a significant number of diagnostic tests and procedures can be avoided if clinicians exchange health information with other health systems. [More]

Criterions EHR certified under Drummond Group's ONC-ACB program

Criterions EHR version 3.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [More]
NextGen earns ONC 2014 Edition criteria certification for Emergency Department Solution

NextGen earns ONC 2014 Edition criteria certification for Emergency Department Solution

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 that NextGen® Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an electronic health record (EHR) Module on March 7, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. [More]

Regional collaboration in Northwest spurs first widespread adoption of the OpenNotes initiative

A unique regional collaboration among nine prominent health systems and medical groups in the Northwest will provide more than one million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington with electronic access to the notes their providers include in medical records. [More]

Adenoma detection rates track future risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. [More]

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems issues statement following Senate vote to patch SGR, delay ICD-10

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, today issued a statement following the Senate vote to patch the Sustainable Growth Rate ("SGR" or "Doc Fix") and delay ICD-10 for another year to October 2015. [More]

TriMed Technologies' EHR version 7.9 achieves 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification

TriMed Technologies, a leading provider of physician based healthcare information solutions, announced that its EHR (Electronic Health Record) version 7.9, has received 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). [More]

Study examines enrollment, use, and satisfaction with fee-for-service multispecialty system

Many physicians are adopting patient portals in response to governmental incentives for meaningful use (MU), but the stage 2 requirements for portal use may be particularly challenging for newer electronic health record (EHR) users. [More]
Women who experience gestational diabetes may face increased risk of heart disease later in life

Women who experience gestational diabetes may face increased risk of heart disease later in life

Women who experience gestational diabetes may face an increased risk of early heart disease later in life, even if they do not develop type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome subsequent to their pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]
Quality, compliance in post-acute care services becoming fundamental for post-acute care facilities

Quality, compliance in post-acute care services becoming fundamental for post-acute care facilities

Considering the ever-expanding life span of Americans, quality and compliance in post-acute care services are becoming fundamental for post-acute care facilities, as well as patients who require assisted-living services or who are recovering from a major health condition. The facilities are increasingly adopting electronic health records and using mobile phones for e-prescribing, documentation and sharing of information with patients and family. In all this, it is imperative for them to keep their facility updated about the Feds newest compliance policies and traps. [More]

Elsevier titles recognized in AJN Book of the Year Awards

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Quest Diagnostics hosts series of "Tech Talks" and programs during HIMSS 2014

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, will exhibit at booth 3064 and host a series of "Tech Talks" and other programs during the HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the industry's largest health IT educational program and exhibition February 23 – 27 in Orlando, Florida. [More]

Elsevier 4 titles recognized in American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards

Four titles recognized in three categories - critical care-emergency nursing, information technology/informatics and medical-surgical nursing [More]

Certify Data Systems to introduce latest version of HealthLogix platform at HIMSS 2014

Certify Data Systems, Inc., a pioneer of inspired technology for life, will introduce the latest version of HealthLogix, a next-generation, fully integrated population health management platform, at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Certify is a subsidiary of Humana Inc. [More]

HealthFusion earns 2013 White Coat of Quality award for MediTouch EHR e-prescribing system

HealthFusion, Inc. is proud to announce that the MediTouch® EHR e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded with the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2013, for the third year in a row. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts' highest recognition for software providers that uphold their strict standards for clinical quality and best practices in e-prescribing. Only four of the top 25 EHRs are multi-year winners. [More]

HIMSS Analytics achieves Stage 6 status on EMR Adoption ModelSM

HIMSS Analytics announced University Hospitals in Cleveland has achieved Stage 6 status on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). As of January 2014, 12.7 percent - just 682 US hospitals - of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics had reached Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). [More]
New AAA screening program reduces number of undiagnosed at-risk men by more than 50%

New AAA screening program reduces number of undiagnosed at-risk men by more than 50%

A screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysms, integrated into an electronic health record, dramatically reduced the number of unscreened at-risk men by more than 50 percent within 15 months, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, which - if ruptured - can result in death. [More]

NextGen Healthcare to display patient-centered solutions at HIMSS14 conference

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare information systems, services and interoperability solutions, today announced it will showcase its comprehensive suite of products and services to improve care, increase efficiencies, enhance patient safety and maximize outcomes during the HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition February 23 - 27 in Orlando, Fla., at booth #6265 in Hall E. [More]