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October 22, 2014  1:05 PM

Nurses bemoan system deficiencies in EHR survey



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR cost, EHR implementation, ehr purchasing, nurses

Nurses -- a group of employees often left out of hospital technology purchasing decisions -- were recently asked for their opinions on the EHRs they work with. Their disapproval was nearly universal. Nearly all of them (98%) said they weren't part of the purchase or configuration processes for...

October 20, 2014  1:49 PM

AMA proposes changes to meaningful use program



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
AMA, CMS, EHR adoption, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The American Medical Association (AMA) lobbied the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement its version of a revamped meaningful use program in a 30-page letter. The...


October 9, 2014  1:53 PM

CMS reopens meaningful use hardship exceptions



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
EHR, hardship exceptions, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reopened the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications for eligible providers. CMS extended the period...


October 8, 2014  2:35 PM

Motley Fool bullish on health IT stocks



Posted by: ShaunSutner
CIOs, EHRs, investment, Motley Fool

Investors who want to make money with sometimes unorthodox, and sometimes amusingly presented, approaches, often follow advice from the Motley Fool family of media market gurus. Amid the ballyhoo of their latest picks of health IT stocks, however, is a salient point to comfort healthcare provider...


September 22, 2014  8:34 AM

Department of Homeland Security branch implements eClinicalWorks



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange

Medical professionals who manage care at all 23 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities are now using eClinicalWorks' cloud EHR. The Massachusetts-based healthcare IT vendor...


September 11, 2014  4:02 PM

Republican “reboot” senators still gunning for meaningful use



Posted by: ShaunSutner
2016 elections, CHIME, electronic health records, Meaningful use, reboot, Republican senators

They haven’t gone away. The six Republican senators who unleashed a manifesto last year questioning the basic tenets of meaningful use, HIPAA enforcement and even the efficacy of electronic health records are still hanging around Capitol Hill. Indeed, their 27-page “


September 2, 2014  12:58 PM

DoD calls for proposals for new healthcare management systems



Posted by: adelvecchio
DoD, EHR, EHR implementation, gao, VA

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a request for proposals to update their legacy health IT systems, including their EHR. The project is expected to come with a multi-billion dollar price tag and put modernized systems in place...


August 28, 2014  3:04 PM

CMS releases EHR “randomizer” for meaningful use stage 2 criteria



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
CCDA, EHR, meaningful use stage 2

CMS and ONC are encouraging providers to use the provider user guide for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) EHR Randomizer software, a tool that aims to help providers meet the...


July 25, 2014  2:59 PM

Congress puts ICD-10 delay under scrutiny



Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR safety, EHR usability, ICD-10, ICD-10 delay

Meaningful use and EHR safety are in Washington lawmakers' sights, as we've highlighted recently in a story and a


July 24, 2014  11:58 AM

EHR safety battle could be looming



Posted by: DonFluckinger
CDC, EHR, EHR safety, interoper

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Senate are examining the matter of EHR safety and preventing errors. That's nothing new. But, as they tie into matters of meaningful use, these fresh looks at EHR safety could point to louder drumbeats come this fall. Meaningful...


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