5 Ways to Recognize Your IT Employees During Health IT Week

  Celebrate your healthcare IT employees during National Health IT Week Oct. 8 – 12   Healthcare IT has come a long way in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago that all medical records were captured on paper. Now, nearly 99% of hospitals and health clinics have adopted EHR technology, enabling better patient care…. Read more »

Majority of Employers Say Something on Social Media Caused Them to Not Hire a Candidate

  Would you want potential employers to see everything you’ve ever posted on social media? If the answer is no, you better start cleaning up your online profiles fast — especially if you’re looking for a new job. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, a whopping 70 percent of employers use social media to research… Read more »

EHR Vendors Adding Artificial Intelligence

  If you attended HIMSS18 earlier this month, you undoubtedly noticed that artificial intelligence (AI) was a hot topic. Many of the top EHR vendors announced plans to integrate AI in future versions of their EHR software. One health system has already deployed AI technology. Ochsner Health System in Louisiana has started using AI from… Read more »

Cerner Awarded Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Records Contract

  Cerner Corporation has been awarded the contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record system, the VA announced yesterday. Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA Secretary, said that by adopting the same EHR as the Department of Defense, all patient data will reside in one common system, improving interoperability and data sharing between… Read more »

Most Physicians Not Taking Full Advantage of EHRs

  Interoperability of electronic medical record (EHR) systems still has a long way to go, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Electronic Health Records Survey found that only about one-third of physicians electronically sent, received, integrated or searched for patient health information in 2015.   Only 8.5%… Read more »

Trump Releases Healthcare Plan

  President-elect Donald Trump released a brief, 310-word healthcare plan last week. In it, Trump outlined his plans for repealing Obamacare, vowing to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises. Trump’s plan lays out seven actions he says Congress must take to reform healthcare: Repeal Obamacare, eliminating the individual mandate Allow the sale of… Read more »

Olathe Health System Adding Cerner Revenue Cycle to its EHR

  Olathe Health System announced that it will integrate Cerner’s Millennium Revenue Cycle with its existing enterprise-wide Cerner system in an effort to streamline revenue cycle processes and improve the billing experience for patients. “Our goal is to bring our organization onto one platform to work toward becoming one of the most integrated and progressive… Read more »

MEDITECH Selects Validic for Digital Health Platform

Millions of people are using mobile wellness applications like Apple HealthKit and Fitbit to record their personal health data. And many healthcare companies are devising ways to integrate this data, called Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD), into patients’ medical records. One such organization, Validic, recently announced a partnership with Electronic Health Record vendor MEDITECH. Utilizing… Read more »

Survey: Epic Identified as Most Satisfactory EHR System

Epic was ranked the most satisfactory EHR system in a survey conducted by Healthcare IT News. The survey, which polled IT managers, physicians and clinician end-users, measured EHR systems based on visual appearance, user experience, interoperability, quality of installation support, quality of ongoing support, and overall satisfaction.   Epic averaged 8.1 out of 10 for… Read more »

Q + A With Sheryl Easter (Isenbart)

Q + A With Sheryl Easter (Isenbart) Sheryl has over 30 years of Healthcare IT experience and is currently the MEDITECH / EPIC Practice Director for Morgan Hunter Healthcare. She took the time to answer a few questions about the future of Healthcare IT, how the Affordable Care Act will affect Healthcare IT and talk about her love for line… Read more »