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ICD-10 support, 2014 ONC certification standards disrupt EHR rollouts
This article is part of the Pulse issue of March 2014
This is the first part in a three-part series about the upcoming meaningful use and ICD-10 regulations. Here, two CIOs share their organizations' approaches and their concerns for safely meeting the deadlines. Part two focuses on the technology solutions providers have applied in anticipation of the new rules, while part three shares EHR tips from CIOs interviewed in the series. For healthcare provider CIOs, 2014 and its two large, potentially disruptive EHR upgrades have been on the calendar for a while. Looming large and fraught with potential peril, angst and late-night phone calls, 2014 was nevertheless just a date. It represented future worries that in many shops were overshadowed by solving that day's IT issues threatening practitioner and back-office uptime. Now it's here, and CIOs can no longer put off worrying about new EHR upgrades for 2014 ONC certification standards, which must be used in order to receive meaningful use incentives. And later this year, or -- for some providers -- arriving concurrently with the 2014 ...
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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
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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.