Electronic Health & Medical Records

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Research Results Published: More Apps are Integrating with EHRs

Wes Barker | September 24, 2021

New ONC research shows a more than 20% rise in the number of apps that integrate with certified electronic health records (EHRs).
A manuscript highlighting the findings of this research was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: The Ecosystem of Apps and Software integrated with Certified Health Information Technology”. Our study analyzed apps that were discoverable in app galleries managed by EHR developers – Allscripts,

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Reducing the Clinician Burden: Shaping Health IT as an Asset

Andrew Gettinger | March 4, 2021

Health IT has helped drive progress in health care over the last decade, but it has also introduced a variety of different challenges, many reported by the clinical community. As we explored in our latest article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ONC and other federal partners have taken and continue to take steps to reduce clinician burden when using health IT. 

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Top Six Changes in the ISA 2020 Reference Edition

Steven Posnack | January 9, 2020

Can you believe it’s already 2020? We may still be a few years away from flying cars, but we’ve made a lot of progress since 2010. The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), too, has changed a lot since the first publication in 2015 – from a static, 13 page document, to an interactive website covering close to 200 “interoperability needs” spanning clinical care, public health, administrative transactions, research, consumer access, and more.

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A New Challenge Competition – Can you Help Make EHR Safety Reporting Easy

Andrew Gettinger | May 22, 2018

Reporting on the safe use of health information technology (health IT) – especially the use of electronic health records (EHRs) – continues to be a challenge to many healthcare providers. While health IT adoption has increased significantly (as of 2015, 96 percent of hospitals and 78 percent of office-based physicians had certified EHRs), usability and the ease-of-reporting concerns remain.

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