Morning Headlines 10/2/20
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Views on Usefulness and Challenges of Programs
A GAO report finds that lack of integration of state prescription drug monitoring program tools with EHRs is the key challenge in PDMP use for patient care, with lookups requiring 3-5 minutes without integration versus 2-15 seconds with.
Nordic acquires Netherlands-based EHR consulting firm Tasman Global, which expands the company’s reach into Europe and Asia.
Third time’s the charm? VA sets new date for initial electronic health record rollout
The VA plans to go live with a first round of Cerner EHR capabilities on October 24 at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA, with a second round scheduled for next spring.
Phreesia Acquires Co-Developed Patient Care Applications by Merck and Geisinger
Patient intake platform vendor Phreesia acquires two workflow applications that were developed by Geisinger and drug company Merck.
FastMed Becomes the First Independent Urgent Care Operator to Launch Epic
FastMed Urgent Care goes live on Epic at its 29 Arizona locations, the first independent urgent care operator to do so.
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