Epic Systems and CVS Health have announced a plan to reduce drug costs for patients and improve health outcomes by offering prescribers lower-cost alternatives to expensive medications.
The article at EHR Intelligence also includes two additional updates:
* Allscripts integrates new API-enabled patient scheduling solution
* Clinerion adds FHIR data model to its set of EHR format standards
Cerner, athenahealth and eClinicalWorks have announced that they will integrate new data types, such as social determinants, population health and precision medicine to make EHRs more “comprehensive.” Read what the company representatives have to say.
Epic plans to move beyond Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to Comprehensive Health Records (CHRs), which will offer doctors an extended range of patient data, including what people eat, how long they sleep, if they are obese or thin, and whether they are lonely — all having a potentially large impact on health.