Healthcare providers have already exceeded the government's 2013 adoption goals for electronic health records, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
» A half dozen electronic health record vendors have formed a non-profit organization called the Commonwell Health Alliance. The organization's goal is to create a national infrastructure with common platforms and policies that allow medical records systems to work together — a task that has proven elusive. "Today's announcement represents an inflection point in healthcare, with key industry leaders coming together to support the delivery of a national health information exchange," said John Hammergren, chairman and CEO of McKesson Corporation. Additional partners include Cerner Corporation, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth (a McKesson subsidiary).
Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., will address how computerized characters can provide support to providers during an upcoming free webinar. "Avatars in senior care settings" will begin at 1 p.m. ET on March 20. The presentation is part of the McKnight's Online Expo. Attendees will be able to earn up to five free NAB-approved continuing education credits. To register, visit www.mcknights.com/expo2013.
The capital landscape for long-term care continues to rebound, which is good news for operators looking to expand in 2012 and beyond, analyst Michael Hargrave told McKnight's Online Expo participants Wednesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday disclosed two final rules regarding the "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHR).
A team of researchers at the University of Missouri is working to refine electronic health record (EHR) technology. The goal is to increase its efficiency and cost-saving benefits for long-term care.
A summit focusing on the electronic health record (EHR), health information technology (HIT) and long-term care will take place next month in Baltimore.
The federal push to create electronic health records must include post-acute providers, such as skilled nursing facilities.
Healthcare organizations are now working on receiving certification for electronic health records. Long-term care providers need to be part of the pack.
Long-term care must have have certified electronic health records to keep pace with the rest of the healthcare industry.