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EHRs are having a negative effect on the efficiency of pediatric ophthalmologists, according to a study presented at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus meeting.

As tumor genetic testing—aka “molecular profiling”—becomes increasingly routine in oncology clinics for treating individual patients, it’s also showing good promise as a broader EHR data-mining environment, advancing the art and science of precision oncology on the whole. 

 

Recent Headlines

Yale researchers launch Hugo health IT platform

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System have partnered to launch Hugo, a new cloud-based health IT platform that allows users to acquire their own health data for participation in studies. 

Two Missouri healthcare organizations choose Cerner’s EHR

Two Missouri health providers, SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center, announced this week they have selected Cerner to implement their EHR. 

ONC webinar clears up ONC HIT Oversight Enhancement proposed rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) held a webinar to address questions raised from the publication of the ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability Proposed Rule in March.

Greenway Health appoints new CEO

Greenway Health has appointed Scott Zimmerman as its new CEO. 

Pediatric ophthalmologists spend 10 minutes per patient doing EHR documentation

EHRs are having a negative effect on the efficiency of pediatric ophthalmologists, according to a study presented at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus meeting.

EHR data used to track mutation-specific outcomes in cancer patients, advancing the field of precision oncology

As tumor genetic testing—aka “molecular profiling”—becomes increasingly routine in oncology clinics for treating individual patients, it’s also showing good promise as a broader EHR data-mining environment, advancing the art and science of precision oncology on the whole. 

DICOM Grid announces FDA approval of new products, recent network additions

Cloud-based image management company DICOM Grid has received FDA approval for updated features to its DG PACS and DG Viewer products.

Up to $1M in fed funding available for EHR security, identity pilot project

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is inviting hospitals and health systems to apply for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) of up to $1 million if they can show their ability to innovate, via pilot project, the streamlining of access to health information by patients and providers across at least two separate health organizations.

Pilot program participants can access health data, send it to researchers

More information is now available about Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) that will allow individuals to access their own health data and send it to researchers. 

New healthcare industry survey: Telemedicine on the rise, EMR integration a concern

Telemedicine is a growing priority for healthcare organizations, according to results of the REACH Health 2016 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. 

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