Posts Tagged electronic health records

ONC: Nearly All Hospitals Use EHR data to Inform Clinical Practice

More than 9 in 10 hospitals used their electronic health record data to inform clinical practice in 2017, according to a new report by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. About eight in 10

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GAO Reports on Approaches, Challenges to EHR Patient Record Matching

The Government Accountability Office has released a congressionally-mandated report examining approaches and challenges to matching patients to their electronic health records, and efforts to improve patient record matching. Stakeholders interviewed for the report said more could be done to improve patient record matching, such as

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Study: Value-Based EHR Alerts Can Lower Costs, Complications

Embedding certain decision support alerts into hospital electronic health records can lower costs, readmissions and complications for patients, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers examined physician adherence to 18 real-time alerts embedded in a clinical decision support

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