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November 28, 2012  1:24 PM

RSNA attendees hoping radiology IT will improve field’s prospects



Posted by: DonFluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, EHR incentives, meaningful use stage 2, RSNA

CHICAGO – There's a definite chill at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, and it's not just the unseasonably cold temperatures made more miserable by the gray skies and wind whipping off Lake Michigan. Vendors have again crammed...

November 6, 2012  11:11 AM

Cost of EHR implementation thinning ranks in private practice



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR implementation, EHR incentives, meaningful use incentives

Doctors are expected to leave private practices for hospitals at an increased rate over the next 18 months. Technology mandates and increasing costs of maintaining a private...


October 25, 2012  12:00 PM

Meaningful use regulation is on its way to becoming a partisan issue



Posted by: EdBurns
CMS, EHR incentives, hhs, Meaningful use, Regulations

Here we go again. A group of four Republican Senators recently sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a meeting to go over concerns they have with the meaningful use program. This...


December 28, 2011  12:46 PM

ONC tracking health IT implementation grants through online dashboard



Posted by: CbyerTechTarget
EHR incentives, electronic health record, health IT innovation, ONC, regional extension centers

Given the amount of grants the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) doles out to health care organizations for health IT implementation, the idea of monitoring the effectiveness of those grants would seemingly be a wise initiative. That's why ONC announced it's creating a national database...


October 26, 2011  10:23 AM

Innovative New Zealand HIT program offers glimpses of U.S. future



Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR, EHR incentives, EMR, New Zealand

Last week at the Partners Connected Health Symposium 2011, I had the privilege of conducting an extended sit-down interview with George Arnold, program manager for Health of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, which helps manage the health care system and its IT infrastructure. His agency released...


January 5, 2011  12:00 AM

State Medicaid EHR incentive programs open for business



Posted by: DonFluckinger
blumenthal, CMS, EHR, EHR incentives, EHRIP, EMR, medicaid, medicare, ONC

Turning the calendar over to 2011 means it's a whole new ballgame, both for NFL players -- who have finished their regular season and are about to embark on their playoff march to the Super Bowl -- and for physicians planning to reap Electronic Health Records Incentive Program (EHRIP) funds from...


August 10, 2010  9:40 AM

Tweaking the HITECH Act for more EHR incentives



Posted by: JeanD
EHR incentives, HITECH Act, multi-campus hospital

Lawmakers continue to try tweaking the legislation governing the adoption of meaningful use in favor of more electronic health record incentives for providers. The latest desire for changes to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act comes from...


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