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AmericanEHR is proud to be a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare by joining National Health Information Technology Week. National Health IT Week is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “The Value…

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ONC recently launched a dashboard listing new transparency information for certified health information technology. This data was released to help purchasers of health IT to access information about costs and limitations they may encounter when implementing and using certified health IT products. Developers must also make a Transparency Attestation indicating whether they will take additional…

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We’re very pleased to announce that the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has joined AmericanEHR as a Professional Society Partner. The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is a professional medical society representing more than 14,000 practicing hospitalists in the U.S. dedicated to providing exceptional care to the hospitalized patient. Practitioners of hospital medicine include physicians…

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AmericanEHR Partners has just released their Physicians Use of EHR Systems report. The report is based upon 940 EHR satisfaction survey responses received from clinicians for the period May 30, 2014 and July 18, 2014. The data presented and analyzed in this report not only offers useful insights into a critical challenge that vendors, policy…

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The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) launched The Patient Engagement Playbook during their 2016 Annual Meeting. This tool was designed for health care providers, practice staff, hospital administrators and others who want to leverage health IT, and their electronic health record (EHR) patient portals, to further engage patients in their health and care. The Playbook…

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During their Annual Meeting last Saturday, June 11, 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) selected three “AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge” winners. The event featured the top five finalists from the challenge who pitched their ideas live to a panel of judges and the audience for an opportunity to receive a share of $50,000 in…

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Healthcare Administrator has made their selections for the Top 40 Health and Fitness Blogs of 2016. Selected blogs were listed by virtue of uniqueness, popularity, usefulness, and creativity. With rising occurrence of illnesses, people are becoming even more desperate to acquire information that will help them on their journey to living healthier lives. Hence, we…

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ONC’s Annual Meeting, was held from May 31 through June 2, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. It was kicked off with a presentation by ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Vindell Washington. Dr. Washington did a great job of revving everyone up for the event and…

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Guest Editorial I’d like to spend a moment here to take back the word “provider” in the healthcare context. It seems I can’t go a day without hearing at least one (and often more) members of a care team rebel against being lumped together not by specialty, credential, or title, but by the vague term…

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Multiple sources (TechCrunch, Forbes, ABC News, etc.) are reporting that hackers have just released email and password combinations for 117 million LinkedIn accounts. This data stems back from a 2012 LinkedIn security breach (aka Hack). Motherboard is reporting that an alleged hacker is selling the data on an illegal online marketplace for 5 bit coins (around…

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Guest Editorial If you start experiencing new or odd health-related symptoms, where do you go first? For many people, especially those who are uninsured or under-insured, going to do the doctor isn’t always an option, so instead they turn to the Internet for answers. The medical field is one that is constantly growing and changing,…

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