WellSpan Deploys Citrix Desktop Virtualization to Speed EHR Use

February 15, 2019 - WellSpan Health has partnered with Citrix Systems, a provider of desktop virtualization and cloud computing, to deploy a digital workspace for its more than 1,500 doctors and clinicians to speed up access to WellSpan’s Epic EHR and other applications and data. WellSpan operates eight hospitals and has more than 19,000 employees and 170 patient care locations in central...

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Many Virtual Care Solutions Not Integrated with EHRs

by Fred Donovan

Many virtual care solution do not integrate with electronic health records (EHR), according to a survey of healthcare organizations by virtual care software provider Zipnosis. In fact, close to half of respondents admitted that their...

AHIMA Warns About Burden on Rural Hospitals from HHS EHR Proposals

by Fred Donovan

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is warning that a number of recommendations in HHS’s draft report Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs...

HHS Warns Health IT Infrastructure Could Put Patient Data At Risk

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare’s increasing dependence on interconnected health IT infrastructure, such as electronic health records and connected medical devices, could put sensitive patient data at risk, warned HHS in its quadrennial National Health...

OneOncology Uses Healthcare Data Analytics To Share Best Practices

by Fred Donovan

OneOncology is a physician-led community oncology network that is using healthcare data analytics to identify the best clinical and administrative practices for every oncologist in the network. Its three founding practices are Tennessee...

Poorly Designed EHR Systems Are Major Cause of Physician Burnout

by Fred Donovan

Poorly designed EHR systems are a significant factor in physician burnout, which is becoming a crisis in healthcare, according to Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, physician, and Harvard faculty...

Senator Criticizes Cuts to VA Health IT Infrastructure Budget

by Fred Donovan

Proposed budget cuts to IT projects could undercut healthcare IT infrastructure modernization requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a key senator is warning. In a Jan. 11 letter sent to recently confirmed Veterans...

Hospitals, Nursing Facilities Lack Health Data Sharing Infrastructure

by Fred Donovan

Lack of robust health data-sharing infrastructure between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is a key reason for poor hospital-to-SNF transitions for patients, resulting in missing, delayed or difficult-to-use information...

60% of Healthcare Organizations Have Faced CMS or Payer Audit

by Fred Donovan

Close to 60 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed by Sage Growth Partners have faced at least one CMS or payer audit. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they have faced a CMS or payer audit more than once, according to...


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