Precision medicine is too complex for EHRs, KLAS says

Precision medicine is too complex for EHRs, KLAS says

KLAS on Thursday published a report that found healthcare providers are skeptical about the role electronic health records will play within precision medicine initiatives. WHY IT MATTERSThe idea that EHRs will not be the platform of choice for precision medicine is not new. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka said as much […]

ONC: Hospitals making strides on EHRs, interoperability, but work remains

ONC: Hospitals making strides on EHRs, interoperability, but work remains

In 2014, just 78 percent of hospitals were able to send electronic patient information to other providers, and only 56 percent were able to receive it, according to American Hospital Association data. In 2017, those number had increased substantially to 88 percent and 74 percent, respectively. WHY IT MATTERSThose numbers were cited by National Coordinator […]

How one lab interfaced with 100 EHRs, saving $120,000 annually

How one lab interfaced with 100 EHRs, saving $120,000 annually

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey-based MedLabs Diagnostics, a full-service diagnostic lab, had a growing ambulatory customer base and a backlog of electronic health record implementations. Its clinical customers used numerous different EHRs, many of which were relatively new on the market, with varying capabilities to import electronic lab results, create clean and complete lab orders and […]

Hospitals leaning on EHRs for opioid management

Hospitals leaning on EHRs for opioid management

A new report from KLAS surveyed more than 100 various-sized providers for insights about how they’re relying on technology to help them manage the opioid crisis in their communities. Electronic health records are a basic but critical tool in the fight, and expectations on vendors are high, the study shows. WHY IT MATTERSThe opioid epidemic […]

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How leading health systems customize EHRs, leverage analytics to improve opioid prescribing

As the opioid crisis continues to spread nationwide, it’s requiring an all-hands-on-deck effort to turn the tide. Health information technology – electronic health record customizations, predictive analytics algorithms, e-prescribing tools – is proving to be a valuable weapon in the fight. As part of National Health IT Week, a HIMSS Media webinar on Tuesday detailed […]