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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Think you've got a challenge, upgrading your EHR system to 2014 ONC certification standards required for meaningful use stage 2? Try ripping and replacing your EHR between stages 1 and 2, which is what Gretchen Tegethoff, vice president and CIO of Athens Regional Health System, in Georgia, has on her plate.
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She and her peers at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives used the platform of National Health IT Week to lobby legislators for an extension of meaningful use stage 2 implementation deadlines. It only makes sense, Tegethoff feels, because healthcare providers are pressed for time in their ICD-10 implementations, preparing for the next meaningful use requirements and securing networks to comply with HIPAA omnibus rules. In this podcast, she discusses how a CIO can divide all these initiatives -- and conquer them.
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