Overcoming the Challenges of Adolescent EHRs
Jun27

Overcoming the Challenges of Adolescent EHRs

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month features the conclusion to a two-part series discussing the unique challenges HIM professionals face in deploying EHRs customized to serve pediatric and adolescent providers.

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CMS to Award States Millions to Implement, Accelerate Health IT Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has freed up $730 million in state grant funding to support states in implementing health IT projects and new payment and delivery models.

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App uses Data and Clinical Decision Support to Decrease Hospital Readmissions

Coordination and continuity of care during transitions between care settings are priorities for all healthcare stakeholders—so much so that efforts to bolster continuity were included in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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LTPAC Providers and Pharmacists Talk EHRs and Medication Information Exchange

Just because long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) care providers are exempt from the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, it doesn’t mean clinicians in these facilities are immune to interacting with it.

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Lack of Acute, Long-Term Care Continuity Harming Patients

Healthcare today desperately needs to improve the quality of care provided to patients. Success in raising the quality bar requires healthcare stakeholders understand the emerging changes in payment reform and care delivery, including how technology is being used to assist in care coordination and quality. Speakers at Tuesday’s Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit’s Town Hall session urged the audience to focus on using technology to support and improve continuity of care.

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