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Nebraska hospital goes paperless by emphasizing workflow

A Nebraska critical access hospital found success in going paperless by focusing on its work processes, according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

HIMSS Analytics: Confidence in Stage 3 MU dropping among ambulatory providers

Although more ambulatory providers are adopting EHRs, more than half of them have not successfully attested to Meaningful Use Stage 2, and the confidence level for meeting Stage 3 is dwindling, according to the HIMSS Analytics' sixth annual  ambulatory PM and EHR study.

PwC-led team to offer 'open source' EHR to DoD

PwC has joined forces with Medsphere, DSS, Inc. and General Dynamics Information Technology to vie for the coveted U.S. Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record contract, and plans to merge "open source" software with commercial applications in its proposal, PwC has announced.

Collaborative forms effective model for creation of diabetes registry

Disease registries can be created by different physician practices using separate electronic health record systems despite challenges, according to a new case study reported in eGEMS (generating evidence and methods to improve patient outcomes).

JASON task force: 'Parallel' architecture paths needed for interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should consider some but not all of the findings of the JASON report in going forward with Stage 3 of Meaningful Use and interoperability, according to ONC's JASON task force.

OIG: Pentagon stuggles with initiative to speed up VA disability claims

The Department of Defense is having trouble rolling out its new electronic scanning system to expedite Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims decisions, according to a new report by the VA's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

ONC power team: Improvements needed to share patient queries, data

Improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation guidance and elsewhere to facilitate electronic health record queries for patient records for the 2017 edition of certified EHR technology, according to recommendations by the Health IT Standards Committee's Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) power team.

Premier: EHR vendors must move away from 'locked' proprietary systems

The Premier healthcare alliance has recommended several strategies to improve the utility of health data in response to the Senate Finance Committee's request for input.

Providers: Be prepared for 'EHR creep'

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2015 provider payment rules, many of which have been released this month, are receiving a lot of attention. But I'm surprised that one of the most consistent themes throughout them--"EHR creep"--has received very little publicity.

Collaborative creates model for reporting to state cancer surveillance registry

Collaboration among stakeholders is key to implementing a disease specific surveillance program through interoperable reporting of data from physician practices to a public health registry, according to a new case study published in the journal  eGEMS.