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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed an algorithm capable of extracting data from patient electronic health records (EHRs) to show the difference in care provided by physicians and nurses. Findings were published online Feb. 9 in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

On the heels last week’s announcement of Uber’s healthcare-focused initiative, Lyft has agreed to partner with Allscripts to offer ride-sharing services to patients through physicians and hospitals.

At HIMSS 2018, Nuance Communications and Epic announced a partnership that will integrate Nuance's new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual assistant platform into Epic’s electronic health record (EHR).

Researchers established a system of alerts based on electronic medical records to identify patients who qualify for cardiac rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In just nine months, the program boosted referral rates from 12 percent to 75 percent.

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system does not affect a hospital’s bond rating, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.


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Report: 67% of physician offices do not use EMRs With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 offering incentives to physicians to adopt EMR systems in their offices, a new research survey released by SK&A Information Services reveals that 67 percent of medical offices with four or more physicians do not currently use EMR software.
KLAS: Level of CPOE adoption may be key to EMR 'meaningful use'
As healthcare providers throughout the nation evaluate the impact of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provisions in the package that call for the "meaningful use" of EMRs are prompting much debate. In light of this, a new report from healthcare research firm KLAS suggests that the level of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) solution adoption could signify which vendor will have the best chance of stimulating physician EMR adoption and achieving meaningful use.
iMedica upgrades EHR/PM offering Health IT software developer iMedica has released Patient Relationship Manager 2009, the latest iteration of its EHR and practice management (PM) solution.
KLAS dissects successful health IT mergers, acquisitions
One of the foremost factors in determining the success of a health IT merger or acquisition is the fate of the acquired company's senior management, according to a new report from healthcare research firm KLAS.
Maryland hospital taps McKesson for revenue cycle mgmt Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in Bethesda, Md., has selected McKesson's Horizon Clinicals clinical and revenue management solution suite as part of a health IT overhaul.
PEPID medical app now available on iPhone PEPID has expanded its mobile medical platform to include the iPhone and iPod Touch from Apple. The new application installs directly to the device, allowing healthcare providers to gain access to protocols, drug interactions and other vital patient care information wherever they go, regardless of Internet connectivity.
Rethinking EMRs: Clinical Leaders on the Features Next-Generation Systems Need

If we broke off the rear-view mirror, took a meaningful look at what data and functions physicians really need from an EMR to provide actionable patient information for swift, comprehensive, interactive diagnosis and treatment monitoringwhat kind of system would we create?

Wal-Mart targets smaller practices with low-cost EHR offering Wal-Mart plans to shake-up the U.S. healthcare sector by selling less expensive electronic health records (EHRs) to physicians working in small practices.
3M, ICW to build Louisville health information exchange The Louisville Health Information Exchange (LouHIE) has selected 3M Health Information Systems to provide the EHR banking system and interoperability solution to enable a health information exchange across the greater Louisville area.
NEJM: Less than 2% of hospitals have comprehensive EHRstimulus might help
Although the consensus is that EHRs have the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. healthcare providers, less than 2 percent of acute-care hospitals have implemented a comprehensive EHR; further, less than 8 percent have a basic EHR in place, according to a study published online March 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine that is scheduled for publication in the April 16 print edition.