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December 13, 2011
Meaningful use stage 2 requirements for radiologists are unclear, and vendor support is tepid, but RSNA 2011 shows the specialty optimistic about the benefits of EHR and RIS use.
November 02, 2011
Good governance, project management and workflow analysis will help hospitals meet meaningful use today. Tomorrow, though, the focus will shift to health information exchange.
October 07, 2011
While the U.S. transitions to ICD-10, the rest of the world is rapidly moving toward ICD-11, due in 2015. Also: AHRQ perspective on health IT and quality of care.
October 04, 2011
Is meaningful use compliance more primary-care friendly at the expense of specialties? We peek in on several contrasting practices and ask them.
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EHR implementation is a long, laborious process, but its impact on efficiency and quality care can pay huge dividends. This tutorial will help health care providers get it right. Continue Reading
Get a breakdown of what's new and what has changed in the proposed Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use criteria issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Continue Reading
Obtaining financial incentives for demonstrating the meaningful use of EHR technology is no easy task. This guide outlines the five steps that are key to getting the job done. Continue Reading
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Providers and vendors see the meaningful use stage 2 delay as a godsend for developing, certifying and implementing EHR systems. But will the extra time hinder HIE sustainability? Continue Reading
Meaningful use Stage 3, some analysts say, will require more software development than the first two. Will your EHR vendor survive the test or go belly-up? Here's what to look for. Continue Reading
IDC Health Insights analyst Judy Hanover breaks down the whys and wherefores of EHR purchasing trends in the company's latest report, which tracks spending from 2009 to 2015. Continue Reading
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OB-GYNs adopting EHR systems have to focus on ease of use as much as meaningful use requirements, users and advocates say. Meanwhile, quality measures help improve care strategies. Continue Reading
By providing key data about performance, efficiency, financial and customer service, business intelligence systems let health care organizations make better decisions. Continue Reading
In this book excerpt, EHR Incentive Program expert Jim Tate, founder and president of EMRAdvocate, explains how specialists can meet meaningful use requirements. Continue Reading
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Meaningful use compliance for radiologists means two things: knowing which criteria do not apply and enabling data exchange via PACS. Even with a certified EHR system, it's tough. Continue Reading
The federal government's EHR Incentive Program offers health care providers more money the sooner they adopt electronic health records. How much more? Find out in this tutorial. Continue Reading
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