Electronic health record EHR implementation
- July 19, 2011
While many physicians and CIOs remain hesitant to embark on cloud adoption, it's becoming clearer that cloud services offer economic and security advantages for some providers.
- July 14, 2011
A proposed delay in the onset of meaningful use stage 2 would only affect health care providers who have already implemented stage 1. Even then, the effect will be minimal.
- May 19, 2011
Like Boy Scouts, providers conducting meaningful use attestation all say the same thing: be prepared. Here, two practices discuss what it takes to complete the process.
- May 03, 2011
A Massachusetts doctor has closed up shop over frustration with EHR use. A safety net of RECs, combined with training and simple technology, can help prevent cases like his.
- April 25, 2011
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- April 05, 2011
Deploying EHR systems and locking down patient data are two pillars of HIPAA compliance and meaningful use. Virtual desktop implementations can help health care providers get both.
- March 17, 2011
To get the most out of EHR systems and to meet meaningful use requirements, health IT executives increasingly are turning to investments in security, analytics and storage.
- March 03, 2011
In a presentation at HIMSS 2011, a New Hampshire hospital explained how its 10-step plan for EHR implementation is preparing it to meet federal meaningful use criteria.
- February 24, 2011
Health IT adoption is on the rise, but there is work to do, the heads of HHS and the ONC said in a HIMSS 2011 keynote. Critically, tech cannot widen the gap between rich and poor.
- February 14, 2011
The HITECH Act has helped shape providers' motives for adopting EHR technology. Repeal would harm those efforts, the industry says. HIMSS 2011 should give providers some insight.
- January 27, 2011
Medicaid programs in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kentucky have issued the first EHR Incentive Program checks. Each state has important lessons to teach about boosting EHR adoption.
- January 18, 2011
Meeting meaningful use criteria is a persisting concern for providers adopting electronic health records. Some remain unaware of the time and money that this investment requires.
- December 21, 2010
Despite lingering questions about plans for wider health care reform, HITECH Act regulations and meaningful use don't face political uncertainty, providers, federal leaders say.
- December 13, 2010
The results of a CDW survey of 200 ambulatory care groups are a real-world snapshot of EHR implementation costs, and offer some insights for reducing them.
- November 10, 2010
Expect some delays in the meaningful use program's incentive payments, but don't expect EHR requirements to go anywhere after the five-year program is over, officials say.
- October 13, 2010
Virtualized desktops offer physicians secure access to electronic health records while they're mobile. This model is the way some facilities are implementing iPad EHR systems.
- October 12, 2010
Physicians doing their own EHR implementations might wonder how big the gulf is between vendor promises and reality. Here, three Massachusetts doctors offer their perspective.
- September 30, 2010
Dr. Regina Benjamin talks about what makes an EHR implementation successful. She's found it pays to focus on disaster recovery, interoperability and reluctant physicians.
- August 23, 2010
New HIEs are cropping up in the wake of meaningful use requirements, and hospitals look to lead the way for interoperability.
- August 12, 2010
Once an EHR system is installed, attention turns to maintenance, service and support. Using an IT service provider for such tasks may be the best bet for small practices.
- July 22, 2010
Doctors stand a better chance of achieving meaningful use under the final rule spelled out by CMS and ONC, but some tweaking of EHR systems will still be necessary to comply.
- July 15, 2010
Industry stakeholders welcome the flexibility in the meaningful use final rule. Meanwhile, the ONC forges ahead with monitoring programs to help providers adopt the technology.
- June 21, 2010
Doctors must turn away from the computer screen and toward workflow design to ensure that EHR systems are worth using and able to meet meaningful use requirements.
- May 13, 2010
For Atrius, a large group of ambulatory providers already wired for electronic medical records, meaningful use compliance involves merely keeping abreast of changes in the proposed rule.
- May 04, 2010
A who’s who of health IT vendors, governors and regulators met in Massachusetts to address EHR adoption, health information exchanges and meaningful use compliance.
- April 13, 2010
Federal regional extension centers help providers adopt electronic health record systems and reach meaningful use requirements. But physician reluctance and uncertainty about meaningful use stand in the way.
- April 07, 2010
Missing from the current EHR implementation debate is a practical discussion about which systems work and which don't, a National Center for Policy Analysis report says.
- March 19, 2010
Federal officials will draft final meaningful use rules after analyzing the questions and suggestions submitted by providers and industry stakeholders over the last two months.
- March 17, 2010
In their comments on the definition of meaningful use and on the electronic health-record incentives set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, advocacy groups affirm their support but propose stipulations.
- March 16, 2010
A step-by-step approach is best for electronic health record implementation in doctors’ offices, a solo physician in family practice tells a federal work group.
- March 11, 2010
The head of an award-winning electronic health records installation offers advice to her peers about managing the transition from paper medical records to ambulatory EHR.
- March 11, 2010
Testifying before a federal workgroup, providers explain why slow and steady EHR implementation is better for both meaningful use and patient care.
- March 08, 2010
While meaningful use took center stage at HIMSS10, two hospitals demonstrated that electronic health record implementation is about more than federal mandates.
- March 03, 2010
The systems interoperability demo at HIMSS shows what early adopters can do. Here’s the rub -- physicians will need more than the HITECH Act’s incentives to join the party.
- February 15, 2010
Achieving meaningful use for electronic health records requires a solid plan, one that two early adopters of EHR technology helped outline at the recent Healthcare Stimulus Exchange in Boston.
- January 28, 2010
Health care organizations seeking EHR incentives will soon be able to turn to Regional Extension Centers for education and outreach on federal meaningful use mandates.
- January 22, 2010
Incorporating the proposed meaningful use criteria into EHRs means challenges, but the struggle is worth the reward, doctors say.
- January 13, 2010
The proposed rulemaking for EHR meaningful use has providers wondering how to meet the aggressive deployment schedule and strict deadlines for incentive payments.
- December 23, 2009
Electronic health records implementation is the key for a statewide, interoperable medical information system, according to Georgia’s health commissioner.
- December 09, 2009
The ARRA has triggered an EHR technology rush, as hospitals, private practitioners and other medical professionals weigh mandates and reimbursements.