Electronic Health Record

By Laura Lovett 03:09 pm May 12, 2020
Home to the Hermitage Museum and five million residents, St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia. The city also includes around 30,000 doctors, 250 public hospitals and 3,000 private clinics, translating to about 50 million healthcare encounters per year.  “This produces a huge amount of data. This data was distributed between different healthcare organizations,” Eugene Kogan, Chief...

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By Dave Muoio 11:47 am March 9, 2020
This morning the US Department of Health and Human Services dropped its long-awaited final rules on interoperability, information blocking and patient access. While the two final documents from the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) specify a number of new requirements laid out in the 21st...
By Dave Muoio 04:21 pm January 28, 2020
San Francisco-based EHR developer Practice Fusion has agreed to pay $145 million alongside an admission that it “solicited and received kickbacks from a major opioid company” in exchange for clinical decision support (CDS) alerts promoting unnecessary prescription opioids, according to a release from the US Department of Justice. In a settlement announced yesterday (and hinted at in an earnings...