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Growing with EHRs

August 9, 2021 – 2:02 am |
Growing with EHRs

On some level electronic health records (EHR) still feel brand new. Yes, they first appeared in the 60’s in a very rudimentary form and in only a few hospitals. It wasn’t until 1991, that the …

New Crisis, New Opportunities

February 11, 2021 – 2:02 am |
New Crisis, New Opportunities

When new opportunities arise, it would be a shame to not take advantage of it. In this case, the new opportunity is a new administration. This interesting subject came to us from Pew in their …

VA’s EHR Project Gets a Debut

October 26, 2020 – 2:04 am |
VA’s EHR Project Gets a Debut

The Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR) project is once again making news. Politico brought this news to our attention in their article, “VA’s $16 billion digital health project faces critical test.”
The frequently-delayed $16 …

VA Delays EHR Deployment

March 12, 2020 – 2:06 am |
VA Delays EHR Deployment

In what feels like a bad Ground Hog’s Day rerun, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decided to pause the initial roll out of its multi-billion dollar electronic health record (EHR) amid new issues in configuring …

Government HIT Committee Finalizes Report

February 21, 2020 – 2:06 am |
Government HIT Committee Finalizes Report

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently finalized its list of 31 issues to tackle over the next two years and they include price transparency and third-party access to health data. Modern Healthcare brought this …

DOD and VA EHR Project Hits Roadblock

November 22, 2019 – 2:02 am |
DOD and VA EHR Project Hits Roadblock

In what seems like the story that never ends, another interference in the Department of Defense (DOD) electronic health record (EHR) journey has been reported. Fierce Healthcare brought this interesting news to us in their …

Military EHR Project Marching Along

October 18, 2019 – 2:06 am |
Military EHR Project Marching Along

The never ending story of military electronic health records (EHRs) is back with another volume of news. Federal News Network brought us this interesting information in their article, “DoD launches second wave of electronic medical …

Crisis Process Needs Evaluation

September 4, 2019 – 2:04 am |
Crisis Process Needs Evaluation

A recent study and collaboration between the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas at Austin found healthcare workers expected to provide treatment for patients with a highly-infectious disease turned to sources outside of …

Proposed Legislation Improves Access to Data

June 27, 2019 – 2:06 am |
Proposed Legislation Improves Access to Data

Recently draft legislation released by the Senate health committee for public comment would not only reduce healthcare costs but is also meant to improve patient access to data. Health Data Management brought this interesting information to …

Two Government Departments Working Together

November 14, 2018 – 2:06 am |
Two Government Departments Working Together

The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) have signaled their commitment to achieving interoperability between the two agencies by implementing a single, seamlessly integrated electronic health record (EHR). This interesting news came …

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