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March 09, 2017
The American Medical Association and 102 other physician groups have called on CMS and ONC to delay the use of 2015 certified EHRs beyond the current timeframe of required use starting in 2018 ...
June 23, 2016
ONC senior policy adviser explains in this HIT Squad podcast the rationale for and benefits of new certified EHR transparency requirements and how they will be enforced.
June 01, 2016
Moves by federal health regulators to pressure EHR vendors to reveal more information about pricing and functionality of their software are meeting a mixed response. ONC, at its annual meeting this ...
February 04, 2016
Although a top CMS official has declared meaningful use dead, health IT observers say it is still quite alive but that it will change under the new MACRA healthcare law.
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While the government has essentially required APIs, many health IT vendors are looking at them as a key to easier health data interoperability. Continue Reading
Cerner Corp. is one of the top electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the healthcare space. Its closest rival is EHR vendor Epic Systems Corp. Cerner is noted for its membership in a nonprofit dedicated to promoting interoperability and its ... Continue Reading
The Joint Commission is an independent group that presently accredits 20,500 healthcare facilities in the United States by performing onsite evaluations. Continue Reading
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In this podcast, the HIT Squad reviews top 2016 interviews and looks ahead to 2017, with speculation of how new administration will fund government agencies that oversee health IT. Continue Reading
Meaningful use is wrapping up, according to the acting administrator of CMS. That should allow providers to use their EHRs and other healthcare technology a little more freely. Continue Reading
Charles Christian, CHIME chairman, talks about 2015 priorities, topped by a push for meaningful use reporting to be shortened to 90 days. Continue Reading
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CMS meaningful use attestation data set reveals 19 more surprises after Cerner buys Siemens' health IT division and ONC discontinued "complete EHR." Continue Reading
While some CIOs are casting doubt that meaningful use can survive, stage 1 of the government's EHR incentive program shows evidence for the contrary. Continue Reading
Four healthcare systems experts give their best tips on how to prepare for 2014's most challenging regulations: ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2. Continue Reading
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From rip-and-replace to business as usual, providers differ in this year's EHR upgrades for ICD-10 support, 2014 ONC certification standards. Continue Reading
The actions providers take over the next 18 months will determine whether they are able to meet all the requirements of meaningful use. Continue Reading
What exactly happens during a meaningful use audit? Two hospital CIOs who have been through the process tell you what you need to know to survive one. Continue Reading