Healthcare News & Insights

EHR browser extensions optimize value-based care and more

One of the most meaningful proposals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is  a new rule to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information (EHI). The impact of this new rule upon payors, providers and patients will resonate in terms of increased innovation, competition and transparency. […] [MORE]

EHR: Interoperability fixes that deliver organized, actionable data

Electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to streamline patient care, and promote efficient and effective clinical decision making. But over the years, electronic health data has become disorganized, making it difficult for physicians to find the patient information they need. In this guest post, David Lareau, CEO of a provider of physician-driven, point-of care EHR […] [MORE]

What’s new with patient information blocking and MyHealthEData

While attending HIMSS 2018, an administrator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the MyHealthEData Interoperability Initiative, which aims to “empower patients by ensuring they control their healthcare data and can decide how their data is going to be used, all while keeping that information safe and secure.” In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Why cloud will be health care’s hero in 2018

Cloud computing is here and thriving, and it will ultimately serve an integral role in health care’s digital transformation in the coming year and beyond. In this guest post, Shahzad Ahmad, VP of cloud operations & delivery for a global healthcare leader in identity management, offers six ways the cloud will benefit health care in […] [MORE]

CMS says 2 EHR final rules will make your life easier

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone or something made your providers’ jobs easier and less complicated, especially when it comes to electronic health records (EHRs)? 

SGR fix could mean more incentives, better health IT

Congress has finally introduced a bill to reform Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate (SGR) formula. But what would this new legislation mean for providers’ finances? 

IT interoperability: Future outlook for hospitals

One of the biggest challenges for hospitals with electronic health records (EHR) systems has been interoperability. It’s rare for different EHRs to transmit patient information seamlessly, although that was a key selling point for digitizing medical records.

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