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December 11, 2011  8:03 PM

Delays to meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health record, HHS, Meaningful use, MU, MU stage 2, Stage 2

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced a policy change effectively delaying stage 2 meaningful use. The goal of the change is to allow for a greater increase...

November 13, 2011  11:57 PM

Barriers to achieving health information exchange



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACOs, Data management and standards, EHR adoption, EHRs, Electronic health records, Health information exchange, HIE

During a recent discussion with a hospitalist, I was asked to explain why health care as an industry is still not at a place where providers can readily receive a patient’s health information electronically whenever they need it.  While the value of EHRs is seemingly...


October 17, 2011  8:53 PM

Commercial payers actively investing in ACO and PCMH



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, ACOs, EHR adoption, Health plans, Medical Home, Patient Centered Medical Home, Payer, Payer collaboration, PCMH

For many years, both commercial and non-private payers have engaged physicians in improving patient outcomes through the various pay for performance initiatives. Many of the programs have had monetary incentives associated with them as well as rankings listed for...


October 17, 2011  8:50 PM

6 reasons not having an EHR will put your practice at risk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, EMR, Physician groups, risks

For many physicians who are not currently using electronic health records (EHRs), they are constantly being told through one form or the other of how EHRs will help to improve patient...


October 9, 2011  10:12 PM

Can patient information one day be sold?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data mining, Data privacy and security, EHR adoption, HIPAA, Patient privacy, Population health

No one can argue that there has been a recent increase in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in both the hospital and outpatient settings. As those in the industry are well aware of by now, this has been mostly due to the...


September 25, 2011  6:05 PM

Ambulatory practices preparing for ACOs and medical homes



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, ACOs, Care coordination, EHR adoption, Medical Home, private provider groups

For large ambulatory care providers, buying an electronic health record (EHR) is only one piece of the puzzle. This is especially the case when we look at how health care is transforming. Under many of the new mandates and reform efforts, we begin to...


May 15, 2011  9:46 PM

eRX statistics and what it tells us about the progress of EHR adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
e-prescribing, EHR adoption, eRX

On May 11, Surescripts released the National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare for 2010. The report provided several statistics in regards to transactions processed through Surescripts. Since Surescripts was founded in 2001, it has approximately served over 190,000...


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