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Organizations Choose EDIS Integration Over Usability

October 18, 2017 - KLAS released its latest report evaluating emergency department information systems (EDIS) integration and usability and rating the top vendors against each other. KLAS focused on the importance of efficiency and how emergency clinicians are able to access the tools they need. The success of an EDIS system depends on how well it’s designed and how efficiently it can be navigated. The...


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Data Integration Improves Houston Methodist Hospital Operations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Excel Medical has announced that Houston Methodist Hospital is live with its BedMasterEx data integration platform, which integrates cardiac reports with the hospital’s Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Houston Methodist Hospital...

VA Digital Health Platform to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Health Platform (DHP), a cloud-based technology, will equip providers with real-time access to patient health data from VA, military, and commercial electronic health records (EHRs), applications,...

Seacoast Health Implements New Medical Device Integration Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Southcoast Health has improved their health IT infrastrastructure by deploying Excel Medical’s BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration between the organization’s operating anesthesia monitors to its Epic electronic...

Making Innovation Work For EHR Integration, Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Improving healthcare interoperability will require innovators to move providers beyond their dissatisfaction with early EHR and health IT systems and adopt integrative technologies capable of improving care coordination, delivery, and cost. According...

Where Interoperability, Integration Fit into EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As part of its effort to improve health information sharing, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued new guidance for healthcare organizations to consider during EHR selection and contracting. As part...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

by Kathy Inkley of Pivot Point Consulting

As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data captured from...

Care Management and IT Costs Challenge PCMH Transitions

by Frank Irving

Transforming a primary care practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a costly endeavor — to such an extent that the financial challenge may prevent small and independent practices from making the shift, according to a new...

HIT Infrastructure, Optimization Among Top CIO Concerns

by Frank Irving

Among the top current concerns of chief information officers is the build-out of health IT infrastructure needed for participation in value-based care models and population health management. Eight CIOs who participated in the 2015 Scottsdale...

Spending on Electronic Health Records Exceeds Expectations

by Frank Irving

The price tag for electronic health records systems exceeds buyers’ spending expectations by 37 percent, according to a new report released by software research firm Capeterra. The final yearly tab for EHR software averages nearly $118,000,...

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