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2014 ONC certification standards put pressure on EHR rollouts
Many healthcare provider CIOs are struggling with two new EHR upgrades for 2014 ONC certification standards. With a deadline fast approaching for ICD-10, though, health IT professionals must integrate them best they can and move on to the second major upgrade of the year. Now, they're scrambling to ensure that their EHR rollouts aren't threatened. Adding to their concerns is the initiative for ICD-10 support -- a new diagnosis coding language that will be implemented nationwide Oct. 1, 2014.
In the face of potentially huge disruptions to EHR rollouts, this issue of Pulse offers expert tips and strategy suggestions so healthcare IT pros can set the stage for success. Organizations ahead of the curve share insight and acumen gained firsthand in their journey to compliance. Readers will also get news and insight from healthcare IT professionals at the HIMSS 2014 conference and exposition in Orlando, Fla.
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Features in this issue
From rip-and-replace to business as usual, providers differ in this year's EHR upgrades for ICD-10 support, 2014 ONC certification standards.
Three provider reps go in-depth in sharing how they are readying their clinical and financial systems for ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2.
Four healthcare systems experts give their best tips on how to prepare for 2014's most challenging regulations: ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2.
Providers are rapidly transitioning to accountable care models, but without better quality measures, these plans may have limited success.
Quality metrics and patient-focused care are the cornerstones for providers' plans as they switch to the ACO model.
News in this issue
Exclusive preview: A HIMSS analytics health data interoperability report shows HIE participation is stalled on the eve of meaningful use stage 2.
With a focus on health data interoperability, the next wave of EHRs will incorporate powers of big data, speech recognition and new database models.
Columns in this issue
Some chief information officers are replacing their EHRs. Add that to coming regulations and the next few years will be full of health IT compliance.