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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has written a letter to CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations to reduce clinician burden.

Researchers have used data collected from patient electronic health records (EHRs) to train a machine learning algorithm to predict the onset of hypertension in individuals in the next year, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Allscripts has certified Luma Health’s patient communication platform as a part of the Allscripts Developer Program, enabling Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) users to automate patient-provider communication with text-first action.

A natural language processing system that defines medical jargon for patients viewing electronic health record (EHR) notes through portals could improve care outcomes, according to a study published in Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Medical scribes in charge of electronic health record (EHR) documentation could reduce physician burnout and restore joy to practicing, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.


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ONC offers more details about enhanced certification proposed rule

During the most recent Health IT Joint Committee meeting, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT took the opportunity to clear up confusion about the proposed rule regarding enhanced health IT oversight and accountability.

GE's Centricity named official EMR of Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution as the official EMR to be used by the medical teams of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

ONC unveils Million Hearts EHR Optimization guides

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT has released the Million Hearts EHR Optimization Guides which will "help healthcare professionals use their EHR systems to identify at-risk patients and protect them from heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events," according to a blog post written by the agency's chief medical officer, Thomas A. Mason, MD.

Tips from Regenstrief on extracting value from 7 prominent healthcare technologies

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently are immature but show great promise, according to the authors of an article published in the American Journal of Medical Science.

NYU Langone Medical Centers earns both Stage 7 hospital and ambulatory recognition

HIMSS Analytics has awarded NYU Langone Medical Center’s Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation and Hospital for Joint Diseases with its Stage 7 Award, and NYU Langone’s ambulatory practices with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

Patients, physicians differ on EHR access

Less than one-fifth (18 percent) of doctors believe patients should have full access to their EHRs, a decrease from 31 percent in 2014, according to the Accenture 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement.

HIMSS recognizes first 7 vendors to earn ConCert by HIMSS mark

HIMSS will recognize seven health IT vendors for developing ConCert by HIMSS™ certified products.

HIMSS16: Q&A with Cerner's Zane Burke

With hundreds of vendors showcasing their products and solutions in the exhibit hall, there's much to see and learn. Here's the latest to know about EHR giant Cerner, as company president Zane Burke answered three questions for Clinical Innovation + Technology.

HIMSS announces women in HIT awards

HIMSS has announced its inaugural Annual Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards, an awards program recognizing influential women at all stages of their career progressions.

HIMSS16: Allscripts trying to stay 'ahead of the curve'

Visitors to the Allscripts booth at HIMSS16 will have a lot to take in. The EHR vendor will showcase its efforts to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape, addressing all the most buzzworthy topics.