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January 27, 2015  1:29 PM

State Innovation Models Initiative to fund telehealth, EHRs



Posted by: adelvecchio
CMS, EHR, State Innovation Models Initiative, telehealth

A portion of an investment approaching $1 billion, made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will go toward stimulating the practice of telehealth and increasing patient access to EHRs. An Accenture report analyzes how states that created State Health Innovation Plans

January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago



Posted by: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...


November 25, 2014  1:06 PM

Interstate HIE gets boost from 47-group coalition



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
EHR systems, HIE, HIMSS

Health information exchange (HIE) over state lines via EHRs and data exchanges can be difficult at best. A 47-group coalition including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA and EHR/HIE


October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...


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 “


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