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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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Quest Diagnostics develops app for cognitive testing

Testing for cognitive dysfunction has yet to enter the digital age, still clinging to the age of paper. Quest Diagnostics is pushing cognitive testing into a new age with the development of CogniSense, a digital cognitive assessment app that can produce results more efficiently and in a quicker manner when conventional testing.

Q&A: EHR system helps providers diagnose rare diseases

Practice Fusion, a provider of cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) platforms, has developed a new program that is capable of assisting physicians in diagnosing rare diseases.  

MU, MIPS reporting periods would shorten to 90 days under Senate bill

A group of Republican senators, led by South Dakota’s John Thune, have introduced legislation to reduce reporting periods within the EHR Incentive Programs and the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to 90 days.

Users will soon be able to view health records on iPhones with Apple’s improved Health app

Apple device users will now have a better way to log and document their health with improvements made in iOS 10, the operating system for the tech giant's mobile devices.

Where did the money go? GAO report finds VA at high risk after billions invested in IT

A recent GAO report on VA healthcare found the IT systems to be severally outdated despite the organization spending billions on IT. If they spent billions on IT “improvements," why is the IT system still outdated?  

McKesson hints at sale of EMR business

On the same day McKesson announced most of its health IT unit will be merged into a brand new company, a second announcement says it could also divest itself of its hospital information systems division.

Patients and referrers agree, rad reports via online portals are the future

As patients become more like shoppers, practices will have to give the customers what they want, and in imaging that means online access to radiology reports.

ONC releases new health IT safety reports

Health IT safety isn’t just about protecting electronic health records, said two new reports released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Survey: Large practices planning on EHR enhancements to boost value-based care

Large practices are increasingly more satisfied with their electronic health record (EHR) vendors and products and plan on implementing updates this year to optimize those systems to assist in value-based reimbursement.

Midwestern health system finds an Enterprise VNA is far more than just an expanded PACS

At ProMedica, a 13-hospital system serving northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan, the lineup of clinical departments soon to benefit from leadership’s decision to expand a long-installed radiology PACS into an enterprise VNA practically reads like a who’s who of the entire system. Cardiology, pathology and ophthalmology are on line or in line to be soon. So too are dermatology, wound care, maternal-fetal medicine, outpatient physician practices and more.