EHRs: Interoperability is all the rage. Why don't we have it?
Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell recently announced that HHS is behind a major push to achieve interoperability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). "Companies that provide 90 percent of EHRs used by U.S. hospitals, including Epic and athenahealth, have agreed to increase patient access, no information blocking, and adoption of federally recognized interoperability standards," reports Healthcare Dive. But will those goals improve patient care and EHR workflow?
McKesson announces layoffs, to shed 1,600 U.S. employees
McKesson plans to lay off about 1,600 employees, or about 4 percent of its U.S. workforce. The restructuring move is predicted to cost the company $300 million to $330 million.
AHIMA petitions White House on national patient identifier
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is petitioning the White House to recognize the need for a national... read more