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  • E-prescribing of controlled substances on sharp rise

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 17 Aug 2016
  • Electronic prescribing of controlled substances, or EPCS, such as opioids increased dramatically in 2015, according to Surescripts Inc., the national pharmacy IT network. ECPS is now allowed in all ...

  • Dentists and meaningful use

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 10 Aug 2016
  • It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there ...

  • Could the key to health data exchange be APIs? ONC thinks so.

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 10 Aug 2016
  • Application program interfaces (APIs)– routines, protocols, and tools used when building software—are important not only for interoperability but also to the future of healthcare, according to the ...

  • OCR gets tough with business associates

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 06 Jul 2016
  • With its levy of a $650,000 fine on a service provider of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into what appears ...

  • ONC sets MACRA interoperability measures

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 01 Jul 2016
  • Responding to Congress' call last year to define health IT interoperability measures that Medicare providers must meet to receive reimbursement under new value-based models, ONC has published the ...

  • Hospitals aren't ready to adopt value-based reimbursement models

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 28 Jun 2016
  • Most healthcare organizations -- 58% of respondents to a Peer60 report—aren't ready to adopt alternative payment models for value-based care yet, according to the report. Also, 37% of respondents ...

  • Security and value-based care hot topics at HIT Summit

    Kristen Lee - News Writer 24 Jun 2016
  • The first day of the two-day Health IT Summit in Boston was filled with speakers and panels addressing value-based care and cybersecurity. Most of the audience at the summit, about half, were ...

  • ONC moves on health IT safety

    Shaun Sutner - News and Features Writer 15 Jun 2016
  • Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But ...