Tag: Electronic Health Records EHR

Athenahealth to pay $18.25M for alleged False Claims Act violations

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that electronic health record vendor athenahealth had agreed to pay $18.25 million to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations. The federal government alleged that the company had paid illegal kickbacks – including inviting prospects and customers to all-expense-paid sporting and entertainment events – to generate sales of its

At SUNY, machine learning in OR scheduling enables big wins

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, has 35 operating rooms across multiple locations including academic and community facilities. As with most traditional perioperative departments, it was facing three major issues. THE PROBLEM First, low OR utilization despite demand for time. SUNY Upstate was not hitting its desired utilization targets and did not have

Oncology practice uses AI to significantly improve end-of-life care

Northwest Medical Specialties is a physician-owned, community oncology practice with five sites in the Tacoma, Washington, area. NWMS is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality cancer care, and takes part in several cancer care quality initiatives and value-based care programs, such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Oncology Care Model, American Society of Clinical

Kent Community Health NHS FT goes live with Rio EPR

Provider of digital care software, Servelec has announced that Kent Community Health NHS FT has gone live with its EPR software, Rio. The trust is also in the process of implementing Servelec’s cloud-based interoperability platform Conexes, which enables secure data sharing between systems to deliver an integrated approach to patient care. WHY IT MATTERS A

Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate challenge for Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute was shifting an almost-100% onsite outpatient workforce to an almost entirely remote one. (Its hospital has remained open, serving inpatients throughout the pandemic.) THE PROBLEM Kennedy Krieger has had a small tele-behavioral health program for military families for four years.

Dubai Health Authority to resume non-urgent healthcare services

As restrictions begin to ease across parts of the UAE, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is now in the process of implementing a new plan to “gradually welcome” patients back to its hospitals and health centres, it has been announced. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the emirate, the DHA had temporarily suspended non-urgent healthcare

VA hits pause on Cerner EHR rollout amid coronavirus crisis

In a letter sent to Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert L. Wilkie said the COVID-19 pandemic “has shifted the overall priorities” of the VA – and that the department would delay its ongoing EHR modernization as a result. “Our

Hackensack Meridian Health pays up after ransomware attack

New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health has been forced to pay up following a ransomware attack, the health system said on Friday, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press. WHY IT MATTER The undisclosed sum paid out by the health system, one of the state’s largest, is covered by an insurance plan that helps

Appointment scheduling system saves Oklahoma Heart $980,000 annually

Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians had long ago implemented an automated appointment reminder system, but the no-show rate had reached a seemingly impenetrable floor. THE PROBLEM The existing system had its share of difficulties. For instance, it consistently mispronounced physician names, leading to patient confusion. Furthermore, making changes and applying corrections was untimely, inconvenient and frustrating

EmblemHealth works with physician group to deploy HealthReveal clinical AI tool within Epic EHR

EmblemHealth and its subsidiary AdvantageCare Physicians in New York announced that they are integrating a clinical artificial intelligence tool made by startup HealthReveal into ACPNY’s Epic electronic health record. HOW IT WORKS HealthReveal’s aim is to address a basic question, HealthReveal CEO Dr. Lonny Reisman told Healthcare IT News: “Is the patient actually getting the right

Correction: Trinity Health says 450 health IT pros will be offered employment by Leidos in workforce change

[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article said the Epic deployment would result in 1,650 displaced employees. This version is now corrected. We regret the error.]  Trinity Health on Friday said, despite earlier reports that its enterprise Epic rollout would mean job changes or relocation for 1,650 employees, it is making workforce changes. “It’s

DOJ slams Greenway with $57 million False Claims fine

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that Greenway Health settled a False Claims Act suit by paying $57.25 million. “In its complaint, the government contends that Greenway falsely obtained 2014 Edition certification for its product Prime Suite when it concealed from its certifying entity that Prime Suite did not fully comply with the