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LeadingAge's CAST releases EHR matrix selection tool

LeadingAge's CAST releases EHR matrix selection tool

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies released its 2014 version of a tool to enable long-term providers to choose the best electronic health record for their needs.

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Ask the nursing expert ... about choosing an EHR system

Ask the nursing expert ... about choosing an EHR system

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With so many electronic health records out there, how do we find the best one for our nurses?

Major player will stop certifying EHR systems, including in long-term care

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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will no longer offer certification for electronic health records systems, including those for long-term and post-acute care, the company announced Wednesday.

Proper protection

Proper protection

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Long-term care operators need to ensure that their lifeblood — data —is adequately guarded in the case of natural disaster, power outage or cyber attack

Aug. 13 Super Tuesday webcast: Using EHRs to improve operations and outcomes

Aug. 13 Super Tuesday webcast: Using EHRs to improve operations and outcomes

Dan Billings, director of health information technology for Pathway Health Systems demonstrated how an optimized Electronic Health Record can transform a facility's operations and outcomes during this one-hour webcast Aug. 13. The program provided attendees with tools and resources to promote better communication, and discussed better use of staff time and better reimbursement. The presentation was immediately put into a playback archive after the session originally aired.

Long-term care providers should follow hospitals in adopting EHRs, government says

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Healthcare providers have already exceeded the government's 2013 adoption goals for electronic health records, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

'Reboot' health information program to achieve better acute, post-acute care coordination, report says

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The federal program to encourage adoption of health information technology is seriously troubled and should be reexamined, according to a report released Wednesday by six Republican senators.

Electronic health records and patient privacy go beyond technical security practices

Electronic health records and patient privacy go beyond technical security practices

With the shift to electronic health records well underway at assisted living and long-term care communities, patients, clinical staff and administration alike have much to look forward to with the digitization of medical records.

Institute of Medicine issues health-IT safety recommendations

The Department of Health and Human Services should impose more oversight of healthcare information technology venders, a new report recommends.

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