August 08, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS wants provider offices to be fax-free by 2020

Administrator Seema Verma urges developers to build consumer-friendly apps for Medicare beneficiaries to share their medical data.
November 22, 2016
Chris Nerney

Gates Foundation gives Texas firm grant to develop blockchain-based medical records

Secure transaction technology will enable health information exchange in remote locations around the world.
September 12, 2017
Chris Nerney

Providers spend more time in front of computers than patients, study concludes

“Data entry tasks associated with EHR systems are significantly cutting into available time for physicians to engage with patients."
August 01, 2017
Chris Nerney

Getting more patients to use portals

"Most providers have some sort of HIE, or some type of access to community data. It's past time to figure out how to use that."
September 12, 2016
Chris Nerney

ONC data underscores interoperability challenges for small, rural hospitals

The latest data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) shows genuine progress among U.S. hospitals in the electronic sharing of patient records, as HIE Watch reported Thursday.
May 17, 2017
Chris Nerney

How implementation decisions, nursing informatics impact EHR usability

"A system will not be usable if you don’t know how to use it: a training, knowledge, or support deficiency often underlies inefficient use of the system."
April 05, 2017
Chris Nerney

Population health management tools growing, HIMSS research director says

“There is no silver bullet, but it doesn’t have to be 30 different products," Pop Health Forum attendees told.
February 10, 2016
Chris Nerney

Study: EHRs will improve, but interoperability may remain elusive

Despite the embrace of modern electronic health records by providers, legacy IT systems will continue to act as obstacles to interoperability, concludes a recent Frost & Sullivan report on the U.S. ambulatory EHR market.
September 18, 2018
Chris Nerney

Providers left out of EHR feedback loop, survey shows

Deloitte study recommends healthcare organizations and tech vendors proactively seek out physician input on EHRs.
January 05, 2017
Chris Nerney

Interoperability a top priority for healthcare organizations in 2017

Despite acknowledged interoperability barriers, most survey respondents say their organizations are committed to healthcare data exchange.