Canvas Medical, a startup looking to build electronic medical records and ancillary tools for primary care systems, raised $17 million in funding.
By HANS DUVEFELT The timeline of a patient’s symptoms is often crucial in making a correct diagnosis. Similarly, the timeline of our own clinical decisions is necessary to document and review when following a patient through their treatment. In the old paper charts, particularly when… Read More »The Art of the Chart: Documenting the Timeline
The Washington-based health system has filed a lawsuit against EHR giant Cerner saying it intentionally misrepresented its products and services. Cerner’s systems did not operate as promised, leading to severe cash collection issues at Astria Health and forcing it into bankruptcy in 2019, the suit… Read More »Lawsuit: Cerner systems’ failure drove Astria Health into bankruptcy
By MERLE BUSHKIN I recently asked my Primary Care Physician’s Medical Records Department for copies of my records covering the last eight months during which I had four office visits, five blood draws, and nine brief email exchanges. I should add that my PCP uses… Read More »The Drive To Standardize Records: Progress or Chaos?
Addressing the missing link in value-based care: Timely, contextualized data in the workflow [Sponsored]
In an interview, Holon Solutions CEO Jon Zimmerman shared some insights on his 40-year career and how his experience aided the development of Holon’s approach to precision information delivery.
Beaumont Health’s CIO Hans Keil spoke with MedCity News about the incident where an unknown user publicly shared a link to access its Covid-19 vaccination scheduling services, the safeguards the health system has put into place since and what his team’s IT priorities are for… Read More »Behind the scenes of Beaumont’s Covid-19 vaccination scheduling breach
We need health systems to improve teamwork and communication by implementing clear processes that are supported by user-friendly platforms.
An unknown user publicly shared a link to access Beaumont’s Epic-enabled vaccination scheduling services, which resulted in 2,700 people making unauthorized appointments for a Covid-19 vaccine. The Michigan-based health system had to shut down its vaccination scheduling services and cancel the appointments.
The vendor has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by offering illegal kickbacks to boost EHR sales. The company denies any wrongdoing and said it agreed to settle to “put the matter behind us.”
According to a national survey of health information exchanges, EHR vendors and health systems commonly engage in information blocking. Insights from the survey can help the HHS enforce its soon-to-be implemented information blocking rules, researchers say.
Through the new partnership, Redox — which connects EHRs to healthcare products and services — will make Withings’ remote patient monitoring solution compatible with nearly all EHRs used by physicians and hospitals.
In a wide-ranging interview with MedCity News, Cerner CommunityWorks President Mitchell Clark discussed the healthcare challenges facing rural communities amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the company’s new free offering that aims to support rural telehealth.
Healthcare leaders can continue to wait for the government to enact and enforce IT changes that may or may not serve the needs of clinicians. Or, they can embrace proven solutions today that make their EHRs a bit more like a good butler – and… Read More »Making EHRs more like a butler by serving the needs of clinicians
During the last couple of years, medical software has gained a lot of momentum. It’s crucial for monitoring the health of patients, and it’s one of the best ways to put human ingenuity to use. The market for this niche is getting bigger, and it’s… Read More »Benefits of Medical Software Company Products
Placing orders for the wrong patient, though rare, can lead to serious harm if left unchecked. Brigham and Women’s Hospital implemented a simple protocol that lowered these errors by 35%.
Google Cloud developed a suite of tools using natural language processing to help healthcare workers review and analyze medical documents more easily.
A risk prediction model for Covid-19, developed by researchers at Cleveland Clinic, is now available to all health systems worldwide that use the Epic MyChart patient portal. The model will help clinicians estimate the likelihood of a patient testing positive for the disease.
Data consolidation and a modern approach to data management across health care organizations are critical for driving operational efficiency, protecting critical patient data and, most importantly, delivering optimal health outcomes.
The VA deployed its new Cerner EHR at a Spokane, Washington-based hospital, marking the first implementation of the system after delays earlier this year.
Rideshare startup Lyft will integrate its concierge rides services with Epic’s electronic medical record system. The service allows healthcare providers and other businesses to order rides for their patients.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will update data measuring physician use of health IT systems, as well as physician burden and interoperability.
The whistleblower case alleged that an electronic health records company acquired by Konica Minolta cheated on certification tests to hide software issues.
Rural hospitals are grappling with high rates of chronic disease, lack of broadband access, and workforce shortages that are exacerbated by the low pay and professional isolation that are characteristic of rural settings. It is from within this digital divide that rural hospitals have learned… Read More »What rural hospitals can teach their urban counterparts about patient engagement
Now that meaningful API-based integration is finally a reality in healthcare, systems of clinical intelligence are emerging to meet physicians’ needs where EHRs have fallen short.