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Federal delays, more BYOD part of changing U.S. healthcare landscape
This article is part of the Pulse issue of May 2014
On Capitol Hill, where policy wonks argue their theory, meaningful use and the disbursement of federal health IT incentives roll on -- glacially. At least according to the original timeline: ICD-10 implementation and meaningful use stage 3 already have been delayed years, respectively, by Congress and CMS. Some CIOs and physicians argue that the process is moving too fast, and if regulators don't tap the brakes, it could erode patient safety. Out in the real world, nurses and physicians are upgrading how they go about their work with mobile devices, just like their counterparts in sectors such as finance, education and government. Bring-your-own-device policies coupled with mobile-enabled EHR systems make it possible to call up medical records in new places -- including the bedside. Recent U.S. healthcare policy updates ICD-10 delayed at least one year Meaningful use stage 3 pushed to 2017 How the meaningful use extension helps physicians Having seen the potential of how digitized medical records may...
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