AmericanEHR Blog

Clinician-Powered EHR Health IT Blog & Community

Follow AmericanEHR

Category Archives: EHR Implementation

This past week the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a big move to abandon their in-house VistA system in favor of a commercial EHR system. VA’s decision has come after years of push from Congress to move to an EHR system that has much stronger interoperability with the DoD’s current system, MHS GENESIS, which…

Read More

With coverage and access being thrown into question–again–by the incoming administration, it is important to not lose sight of the essentials of continuing healthcare’s 21st century migration. There are a lot of details that get magnified by competing interests, but which miss the big picture of how healthcare is evolving, and must continue to evolve…

Read More

AmericanEHR is proud to introduce free, one-on-one EHR phone consultations for US-based clinicians. If you or your organization is looking for a new EHR system, or if you’re simply unsatisfied with your existing EHR product, contact AmericanEHR today to have one of our EHR experts do a custom analysis for your practice. Using peer submitted EHR…

Read More

The Office of the National Coordinator has kicked off National Health IT Week 2016 by publishing a message from President Obama. The President stressed his administration’s commitment to health IT with the goal of improving people’s health through breakthroughs in innovation and technology: “When clinicians, researchers, individuals, and families have access to the tools, information, and…

Read More

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…

Read More

Guest Editorial Interoperability is not just a set of technical hurdles, programming considerations, and communication initiatives—though it certainly entails plenty of such challenges. It is about realizing the much talked-about Continuum of Care, aligning doctors, specialists, nurses, patients, pharmacists—the many individuals and operating environments involved in delivering 21st century whole-person healthcare. Glaringly absent from popular…

Read More

The latest release of Meaningful Use (MU) Attestation Data by HealthData.gov shows that as of Feb. 3, 2016 there had been 998,709 MU attestations. Epic Systems Corporation continues to be the market share leader amongst certified EHR systems. “EpicCare Ambulatory – Core EMR” is the single most attested EHR with 110,173 providers qualifying for meaningful…

Read More

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) are co-sponsoring the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usability Workshop in Chicago on December 8, 2015. This free, day-long event will bring together clinicians and EHR developers, providing the opportunity to better understand and practice successful techniques for…

Read More

For those of you who spend time caring for patients, rather than keeping up to date on every proposed regulation that comes out of CMS, here are the highlights of one that directly affects you. On April 15, CMS published a proposed rule that makes dramatic changes in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use (MU). Essentially,…

Read More

Over the past 4 years, there has been a major shift in the world of healthcare. The medical community has had greater influence from the government, insurance companies, lawyers, and like the rest of our society, an overarching increase in digital technology. Thus, the emergence of mainstream electronic health records (EHRs). People in present day…

Read More

The University of Health Sciences Berkley has developed an interesting graphic on the Data of Health Care, exploring the health data revolution, the difference between Electronic Medical Records and EHRs, which states and practices adopted electronic systems, and what the future of the digital health industry could look like. Click here to view

Read More