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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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Epic awarded $940M in IP lawsuit

Epic Systems won $940 million in a trade secret lawsuit against Indian IT provider Tata Consultancies.

ONC's report on health IT comparison covers four mechanisms

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a report to Congress on the feasibility of creating an EHR comparison tool.

Research and Markets' EMR 2016 report available

The latest edition of "EMR 2016: The Market for Electronic Medical Records" from Research and Markets looks at the market and trends affecting EMR software and related services.

Survey shows EHR customer loyalty waning

Loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent in 2016, according to a Black Book Inpatient EHR survey.

Study finds significant data missing from EHRs

A significant portion of EHRs are missing data, according to a study published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

OIG: HHS still not addressing copy-paste concerns

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athenahealth acquires scheduling company, its first accelerator investment

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New DoD EHR system named GENESIS

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