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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...


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule



Posted by: DonFluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to DirectTrust CEO and...


July 2, 2014  3:39 PM

Tracking EHR adoption across space, time, specialties



Posted by: ShaunSutner
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR systems

At the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information, data scientists recently chronicled the modern history of EHR systems in bold graphical fashion, depicting the strikingly rapid rate of...


June 27, 2014  1:53 PM

Was your EHR vendor late? Applying for hardship exceptions ends soon



Posted by: DonFluckinger
athenahealth, EHR, hardship exceptions, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

Sometimes, for us word people, government-speak sounds like a foreign language and looks just plain absurd. Here's the latest, get this: The hardship exception application deadline is...


June 20, 2014  12:40 PM

2014 so far a bumpy stretch for Cerner Corp.



Posted by: ShaunSutner
EHR, EHR implementation, EHR systems

These have been turbulent times for Cerner Corp. The Kansas City-based health IT monolith’s latest predicament unfolded behind closed doors when Ventura County, California grand jurors found that Cerner knew the county health care agency was incapable of installing the company’s EHR system,...


June 11, 2014  10:49 AM

Health IT tops healthcare investment list for 2014



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, health IT

Hospitals have health IT at the top of their to-do lists in 2014, as evidenced by responses of executives to an online survey. Nearly half (49%) of C-suite executives, representing 112 hospitals in 32 states, stated that their facilities'


May 23, 2014  10:47 AM

Certified EHR technology to gain flexibility from ONC, CMS proposal



Posted by: adelvecchio
certified EHR technology, EHR, EHR certification

Beginning late last year, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) began publicizing their ideas for


April 25, 2014  11:01 AM

Adoption and interoperability of EHRs examined in health IT reports



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR certification, HIMSS Analytics, Interoperability

Though the meaningful use program helped exceed HHS' expectations for EHR adoption in 2013, the lack of interoperability between electronic records has caught the eye of independent assessors and federal health agencies. Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 "fall short of achieving meaningful use in...


April 9, 2014  11:13 AM

HIMSS Analytics study measures EHR governance programs



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR certification, EHR governance, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics

According to study data collected by HIMSS Analytics, 60% of healthcare organizations have a formalized EHR governance program in place. And almost two-thirds of the time, it's not just IT staffers doing the governing: Physicians and nurses are having their say in how the application and its use...


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