EHRs aid in quick data collection for cardiac research

Researchers from Vanderbilt University have determined electronic health records (EHRs) can be used in researching cardiac function and structure. According to Health Data Management, EHRs are an efficient way for researchers to extract electrocardiograph data. “Measures of cardiac structure and function are important human phenotypes that are associated with a range of clinical outcomes,” explains…

HIMSS offers to collaborate with HHS for future of health IT

The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) has contacted Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, offering to work collaboratively to devise a plan to address health IT issues relating to the nation’s healthcare system. In a letter written on Sept. 30, HIMSS Chairman Paul Kleeberg and President H. Stephen…

Going digital: Smart investment in EMR software

In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Although the current purchasing environment is favorable for buyers, high product customization and data interoperability issues restrain purchasing flexibility. Here are procurement techniques to help healthcare providers…