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NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2017, NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, the National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. These changes affect electronic reporting of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and for the Medicare Ele...
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can You Help Prevent These Insulin-Delivery Errors?
New consensus-based guidelines may inspire ideas to curb errors.   Insulin is considered a high-alert medication because it is often associated with significant patient harm when used in error.  “According to a 2014 survey of pharmacists and nurses conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), IV insulin ranked first and subcutaneous insulin ranked ninth among nearly 40 drugs and drug classes identified as high-alert medications that concerned practitioners,” Susan F. Paparella, RN, MSN, vice president, ISMP, told MD+DI. “Yet of all the high-alert medications, subcut...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Digital Bridge Webinar Series: Building the Legal Framework Behind eCR
October 11, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. Webinar will highlight the legal background, challenges and recommended strategies to implement electronic case reporting (eCR - the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action) on a national level.(Digital Bridge) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epic, Doximity team up to offer one-touch, in-app dialing
San Francisco-based Doximity announced today a collaboration to enable one-touch dialing of patients from directly within Haiku, Epic ’s mobile platform for electronic health records. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR) and for th...
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Infusion Pumps Are So Easy to Hack
Cybersecurity is causing headaches across the industry as recent FDA guidance ensures that turning a blind eye to vulnerabilities will no longer be tolerated. And while awareness alone is not enough, as MDDI reported in late August, it is a step in the right direction. The latest example of just how widespread cybersecurity issues are in medtech involves a line of infusion pumps from Plymouth, MN-based Smiths Medical. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), independent researcher Scott Gayou has identified eight vulnerabilities in Sm...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Software Pumps Valves Source Type: news

Electronic health record alert improves HCV screening and treatment among baby boomers
(Wiley) In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. is Utilizing Electronic Health Record...
Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. (BSP), a life-sciences and healthcare consulting firm is utilizing its extensive experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and ‘big data’ to provide...(PRWeb September 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14690268.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Goodbye enterprise EHRs; Hello person-centered data records
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds
PCPs spend almost 6 hours of their workday using EHRs, most of which is spent on clerical and inbox work, a study found. Finding ways to improve that could help decrease burnout, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ESO Announces Release of ePCR Buying Guide
Austin, TX -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today that it has released “7 Secrets of Smart ePCR Buyers,” a free educational resource to help EMS software buyers make the best decision for their agencies’ patient documentation software. “Years ago, ePCRs were basically electronic versions of old paper forms, and choosing the best system for an EMS agency’s needs was straightforward,” said Kenny Schnell, Vice President and General Manager of ESO’s Electronic Health Record product ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Announces Release of ePCR Buying Guide
Austin, TX -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading data and software company serving emergency medical services, fire departments and hospitals, announced today that it has released “7 Secrets of Smart ePCR Buyers,” a free educational resource to help EMS software buyers make the best decision for their agencies’ patient documentation software. “Years ago, ePCRs were basically electronic versions of old paper forms, and choosing the best system for an EMS agency’s needs was straightforward,” said Kenny Schnell, Vice President and General Manager of ESO’s Electronic Health Record product ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

Cerner names advisory group for VA health record overhaul
Cerner Corp. named an advisory group for its contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the military leaders and national and Kansas City-area health care executives will offer guidance as the company designs a new electronic health record system for the agency. “Each member of our VA Advisory Group brings exceptional knowledge and experience, which will help us deliver a seamless care experience for our nation’s veterans,” Travis Dalton, Cerner senior vice president of investor-owned… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Electronic Health Record Adoption and Interoperability among U.S. Skilled Nursing Facilities in 2016 (September 2017)
This brief presents key measures on EHR adoption and interoperability from a 2016 nationally representative sample of SNFs. It also describes variation in EHR adoption and interoperability by SNF characteristics and examines the extent to which these facilities have information electronically available at the point of care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug naming standard for electronic health records enhanced
Data contributed by Medi-Span improves utility of drug vocabulary produced by NIH. The RxNorm standard clinical drug vocabulary produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) now contains more accurate and complete connections between National Drug Codes (NDCs), Generic Product Identifiers (GPIs), and standard names of medications recommended for use in electronic health records (EHRs). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical imaging dev ImageMoverMD raises $1m
Secure medical imaging software company ImageMoverMD has raised $1.2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. ImageMoverMD is developing a software platform that connects photos, videos and outside medical images with enterprise imaging and electronic health records. The software platform allows clinicians to use smartphones to take images of patients and store them securely on the system where they can be stored with electronic health record data, according to an Xconomy report. Pictures taken using the ImageMoverMD mobile app are then erased from the users phones after tran...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Software / IT imagemovermd Source Type: news

Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. is utilizing Electronic Health Record...
BSP is utilizing its extensive experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and ‘big data’ to provide in-depth analysis of sepsis patients characteristics, medication management,...(PRWeb August 31, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14645836.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yale New Haven Health System Implements ActX Genomic Decision Support...
Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) of New Haven, Connecticut is adding ActX Genomic Decision Support to its Electronic Health Record, Epic.(PRWeb August 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14639556.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could cloud automation solve patient matching challenges?
As providers drive patient engagement initiatives, population health management programs and quality improvement projects, they're still stymied by challenges with patient identification. In fact, many organizations have troves of electronic health records that can't avail themselves of analytics because they can't be matched with other records, according to a new report in the Journal of AHIMA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Open Access References Summer ‘17
Check these out! Want to submit some great open access references? Forward to newsletter@participatorymedicine.org with subject line: References.  Include citation and/or link that anyone can access. NQF Social Risk Trial Final Report July 18, 2017 NQF-endorsed performance measures are frequently used for accountability purposes such as value-based purchasing. “There is increasing evidence that social risk factors can influence a person’s health and health outcomes leading to the question of whether performance measures should account for social risk factors to ensure fair and accurate comparisons of provi...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter participatory medicine references Source Type: news

Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. is utilizing Electronic Health Record...
Boston Strategic Partners, Inc. (BSP), a life-sciences and healthcare consulting firm is utilizing its extensive experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and ‘big data’ to provide...(PRWeb August 21, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14579489.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIGHLIGHTED COMMUNITIES: Summer ‘17
This feature highlights some of SPM Connect’s communities. See something of interest? Please join. Research Library Project Community  7/25 Research Library Steering Committee held its first meeting. Chaired by Fernando Martin-Sanchez with Michael Robkin, Ruslan Savitskij, Larry Fagan, Michael Millenson, Danny Sands, Sarah Krug, Jan Oldenburg, Danny van Leeuwen, and Amy Price attending. Check out the Community’s library. Economics and Health Care Community  For the discussion of issues related to the cost of care, payers, incentives, and other economic issues. Medical Records Community . For the ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter participatory medicine Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

Elipse is sold to Nashville company
Xtend Healthcare, a revenue cycle management company based near Nashville, Tennessee, has bought an L.A.-based company. Terms of Xtend’s deal for Elipse Inc. (stylized as ELIPSe) were not disclosed in a news release. Elipse specializes in electronic health records consulting, insurance coding and more. Elipse’s 22 employees will join Xtend, which employs some 800 people in the Nashville area. Elaine Lips, CEO of Elipse, will also join Xtend, leading the company’s expanded health information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Local health care company buys L.A. firm
Xtend Healthcare, a revenue cycle management company based in Hendersonville, has bought an L.A.-based company. Terms of Xtend’s deal for Elipse Inc. (stylized as ELIPSe) were not disclosed in a news release. Elipse specializes in electronic health records consulting, insurance coding and more. Elipse’s 22 employees will join Xtend, which employs some 800 people in the Nashville area. Elaine Lips, CEO of Elipse, will also join Xtend, leading the company’s expanded health information management… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Provider-Based Status of Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities and Organizations; Costs Reporting and Provider Requirements; Agreement Termination Notices
Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that updates Medicare payments and policies, relieves regulatory burdens for providers, supports the patient-doctor relationship, and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation. Final rule includes changes to Medicare termination notices for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and other providers, and finalizes details of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration extension, among other things. Additional information is available on the August 2, 2017, CMS fact sheet. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Ru...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Issues around pharmacy access to local electronic health records
A briefing from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee outlines a list of issues to be considered by local pharmaceutical committees and community pharmacy contractors when planning pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There ’ s an App for That
Start-ups by young Berkeley engineers are marketing devices for home use that will help heart patients and asthmatic children manage their conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAROL POGASH Tags: Entrepreneurship Electronic Health Records Medical Devices Heart Eko Devices Inc University of California, Berkeley asthma monitors Tyler Crouch Connor Landgraf Duo Aeris Charvi Shetty Knox Medical Diagnostics Berkeley (Calif) Source Type: news

Issues when implementing pharmacy access to local electronic health records
A briefing by professional body the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee lists issues to be considered by local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy contractors when pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems is being planned. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Issues to consider when implementing pharmacy access to local electronic health records (EHRs)
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) - This briefing outlines a list of issues to be considered by Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) and community pharmacy contractors when pharmacy access to local electronic health record systems is being planned.BriefingPSNC news (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - August 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: New technologies Source Type: news

Should EHRs Have Lemon Laws?
Our reader's debate whether or not EHRs should have lemon laws and if a single-payer healthcare system would work in the U.S. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 4, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: EHR Technology Technology Survey Performance Source Type: news

Could Cerner ’s future competition for EHR be Apple or Amazon?
Because dominating online retail and mobile tech devices aren ’t enough, Amazon.com and Apple Inc. reportedly plan to pursue a play in digital health care. CNBC reports that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has a secret health team called 1492 (get it?) that’s working on electronic health records and telemedicine. CNBC cited anonymous sources, and officials from bot h companies declined to comment. EHR is the province of North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN), a giant in the industry and the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ESO Names Tad Druart as VP of Marketing
Austin, TX  -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare software and data interoperability solutions to emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals, announced that Tad Druart has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. “We’re pleased to have Tad join the team to take our marketing efforts to the next level,” said Chris Dillie, President and CEO of ESO. “I’m confident that his extensive expertise in SaaS marketing, together with the kind of passion that characterizes our entire team, will enable him to help accelerate our growth.” Druart joins ESO at a time...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ESO Names Tad Druart as VP of Marketing
Austin, TX  -- ESO Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare software and data interoperability solutions to emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals, announced that Tad Druart has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. “We’re pleased to have Tad join the team to take our marketing efforts to the next level,” said Chris Dillie, President and CEO of ESO. “I’m confident that his extensive expertise in SaaS marketing, together with the kind of passion that characterizes our entire team, will enable him to help accelerate our growth.” Druart joins ESO at a time...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Building a National Capability to Monitor and Assess Medical Countermeasure Use in Response to Public Health Emergencies: A Stand Alone Workshop
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 06/20/2017 This Web page provides information and videos from a workshop held on June 6-7, 2017, to discuss the roles and efforts of the federal government and relevant stakeholders who have an interest in building and maintaining a national medical countermeasure (MCM) monitoring and assessment capability for public health emergencies. It discussed federal monitoring and assessment efforts, and opportunities for future work in areas, including electronic health record capabilities, big data, clinical networks, and operations for respo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney disease risk score can be built into patients' electronic health records
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Designed by Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators, this tool draws upon recent research that has identified several tests that can be used to calculate an individual's risk score. Now, an automatic calculator can be built into EHRs and displayed prominently for a physician to see when they open a patient's record. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts Describe How Technology Can Help, Hurt Healthcare Experts Describe How Technology Can Help, Hurt Healthcare
Along with discussing the potential for telemedicine and AI, the Medicine 3.0 physician panel and audience agreed that though EHRs have improved billing and organization of information, they are driving physicians farther from their patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicine 3.0: The Complex Role of Technology in a Doctor's Life Medicine 3.0: The Complex Role of Technology in a Doctor's Life
Along with discussing the potential for telemedicine and AI, the Medicine 3.0 physician panel and audience agreed that though EHRs have improved billing and organization of information, they are driving physicians farther from their patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Risk Score Can Be Built Into Patients ’ Electronic Health Records
Automatic calculator can be built into EHRs to display kidney disease risk score (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Source of Payment Accepted — National Electronic Health Records Survey, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Doctors Hate Their EHRs
Doctors aren't the problem, unusable systems are the problem, says this doctor. She airs her EHR grievances. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Tags: Blog Health IT EHR Technology Technology Survey Source Type: news

Study Pioneers Use Of Pharmacogenomic Data In Electronic Health Record
Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Easily Can Your Patients Obtain Their EHRs? How Easily Can Your Patients Obtain Their EHRs?
By law, patients should gain access to their electronic health records (EHRs) within 30 days after requesting it.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Switching EHRs is a Headache for this Practice
To fall in line with its IPA, this practice is reluctantly switching its EHR system. Here's why they aren't happy about it. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Leann DiDomenico McAllister Terence Redmond McAllister, MD Tags: Blog Health IT EHR Technology Technology Survey Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic begins shift to $1.5B digital records system from Epic Systems
Mayo Clinic has started moving millions of patient records to a single electronic health records database from Epic Systems Corp. of Verona — a $1.5 billion effort that the Rochester, Minn.-based health system began in 2015. The Post-Bulletin in Rochester reports on the switch, which began last weekend with the migration of a relatively small portion of the Mayo Clinic's operations: Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Wisconsin cities La Crosse, Onalaska and Sparta that handle about 200,000 patient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic begins shift to $1.5B digital records system
Mayo Clinic has started moving millions of patient records to a single electronic health records database — a $1.5 billion effort that the Rochester, Minnesota-based health system began in 2015. The Post-Bulletin reports on the switch, which began last weekend with the migration of a relatively small portion of the Mayo Clinic's operations: Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Wisconsin cities La Cross e, Onalaska and Sparta that handle about 200,000 patient records. Wisconsin becomes the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Is the Health IT Industry Failing Physicians?
The Physicians Practice Tech Survey confirms that physicians aren't fans of EHRs and health IT, in general. Here's a look into why this is the case. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Technology Survey Practice Management Systems Source Type: news

Trump's New Health IT Chief Outlines Priorities
(MedPage Today) -- Usability, interoperability of electronic health records will be chief concerns (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Neal Patterson, Billionaire Who Helped Shape Electronic Health Records, Dies At 67
Facing his own illness, Patterson became an advocate for getting patients'access to their own data. " It ’s time for the patient to be part of the team, " Patterson he said. " They have to be part of the team. We ’re going to make it easier to care for us.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:CERN Source Type: news