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. Minneapolis-based Allina Health is using a digital pricing tool in its Epic EHR system that allows physicians to see how much a patient is required to pay for a prescription.

2. University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville integrated a digital referral network with its EHR to better connect patients with community resources that address their social determinants of health needs.

3. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services integrated Safety Net Connect's e-consult services with its Cerner EHR system.

4. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers in November were testing an EHR add-on that allows physicians to personalize the system and choose how information is grouped on screen.

5. Portland-based Oregon Health & Sciences University implemented a tool within its Epic EHR system that shows the price the patient will have to pay as soon as their clinician writes a prescription.

6. St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare announced in December it will implement Sectra's imaging software, which can integrate with its Epic EHR system, across 14 of its hospitals.

7. Baptist Health in Louisville, Ky., integrated genomic decision support tools with its Epic EHR system.

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