Electronic Medical Records and Technology
- VA finalizes telehealth rule to let providers practice across state lines
The final rule will override state laws to create a nationwide telehealth program to improve care access and reduce wait times for veterans.
- Virtual humans could improve conversations at the doctor's office
Game-like simulations are training health care professionals to be more empathetic and to tackle conversations on tough topics like mental health.
- Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early A quarter of a million Americans die every year from sepsis, which is the body's reaction to overwhelming infection.
- Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?
Telemedicine isn't just for rural areas without a lot of doctors anymore.
- Electronic Health Record System Adopts STEADI Algorithm to Prevent Older Adult Falls
To respond to this serious and growing public health problem, the CDC created Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries.
- RTLS provides efficiency, cost-cutting benefits to hospital and staff
Stamford Hospital installs system to improve patient monitoring and discharges, staff workflow
- Tacoma's 'Virtual Hospital' Bustles with Caregivers, But No Patients Technicians monitor patients in virtual hospital.
- 4 Ways Hospitals Are Innovating with Telehealth How telehealth's versatility is enhancing care delivery, training and education, competitiveness and financial performance.
- Making Your EHR Nurse-friendly Nemours Children's Health System makes it easier for nurses to use the EHR in its workflow
- Trinity to Provide Home Health Patients With Continual Remote Monitoring
Patients will be provided with a wireless 4G-enabled tablet which combines consumer electronics, Bluetooth, and biometric devices to enable remote monitoring, virtual visits via Apple Facetime and patient education programs.
- EHR usage still too slow
Nursing homes and their counterparts in assisted living and other senior living settings may be sluggishly dipping their toes into the waters of electronic health records.
- EHR Health Data Collection to Impact Health Industry Shift
A new PwC report details the driving forces behind an impending healthcare industry shift, highlighting EHR and health data collection as primary factors.
- ICD-10: CMS will not be so flexible after Oct. 1
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the grace period will end as planned and come Oct. it will end the flexibilities it granted hospitals and coders thus far.
- CMS calls for 90-day reporting in 2016 and easing meaningful use Stage 3 EHR objectives
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.
- Trigger Tool Adds Consistency to Adverse Tracking Clinicians using a trigger tool can track overall harms and specific harms over time, and learn from past incidents and assess patient safety efforts, researchers say.
- ONC Health IT Certification Program The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program is a voluntary certification program established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide for the certification of health IT standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria adopted by the Secretary.
- Telemedicine Use Grows Among Health Care Professionals The report found a third of respondents had already deployed telemedicine, while nearly 20 percent are already in the process to deploying one.
- CMS Releases New Application Process for MU Hardship Exemptions The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new, streamlined hardship application process for providers who feel they should be exempt from financial penalties for failing to meet requirements of the meaningful use program.
- CMS OKs telehealth for face-to-face Medicaid visits The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services came out with a final rule yesterday that would require face-to-face visits prior to home health services for Medicaid patients, a rule that already exists for Medicare patients. But, as Politico spotted, the rule also includes a parenthetical allowing those "face-to-face" visits to be conducted via telehealth.
- Senate Health Committee Release Draft Bill to Improve Health IT for Docs, Patients To inform the committee's final legislation, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released for feedback a staff discussion draft of the committee's bipartisan legislation to improve health IT, including EHRs.