7 alerts, tools hospitals are adding to their EHRs

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Here are seven digital alerts and tools that hospitals and health systems have recently developed or integrated with their EHR systems.

1. University of Chicago Medicine announced Jan. 15 plans to begin using a digital tool developed by Life Image that helps patients manage their breast health records.

2. West Virginia University Health System built its radiology department a new reading room, which offers the ability to load studies performed by outside organizations directly into WVU Medicine's Epic EHR system.

3. Alton (Ill.) Memorial Hospital launched new dining software within its Epic EHR system this month to help monitor and manage patients' nutritional health.

4. After Maryland became one of the top five states for opioid-related deaths in 2017, Annapolis-based Anne Arundel Health System created a formula to measure opioid overprescribing within its EHR system.

5. University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System announced Feb. 6 it will integrate clinical workflow solutions from TransformativeMed with its EHR system.

6. HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minn., tapped Patientco, a patient payment technology platform, to streamline payment processing across its Epic software products.

7. Epic, Athenahealth and Meditech each released software updates to help their hospital and health system clients screen for coronavirus cases.

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