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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed an algorithm capable of extracting data from patient electronic health records (EHRs) to show the difference in care provided by physicians and nurses. Findings were published online Feb. 9 in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

On the heels last week’s announcement of Uber’s healthcare-focused initiative, Lyft has agreed to partner with Allscripts to offer ride-sharing services to patients through physicians and hospitals.

At HIMSS 2018, Nuance Communications and Epic announced a partnership that will integrate Nuance's new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual assistant platform into Epic’s electronic health record (EHR).

Researchers established a system of alerts based on electronic medical records to identify patients who qualify for cardiac rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In just nine months, the program boosted referral rates from 12 percent to 75 percent.

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system does not affect a hospital’s bond rating, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.


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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.

HIMSS16: Curbing errors during EHR downtime

When downtime comes to your healthcare facility, the likelihood of EHR mistakes goes up, says Joseph H. Schneider, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer with Indiana University Health.

PCORI network pledge will help patients access EHR data

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced an initiative to enable individuals to access data in their EHRs and share it for research that could improve care for their conditions.