Electronic health record system EHR certification
- September 28, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently announced in a blog post two changes that will be made to the agency's Health IT Certification Program. According to the blog ...
- August 04, 2017
As a wake-up call to other health IT vendors, the OIG's senior counsel airs a video in which he calls eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act violation a 'new area of healthcare fraud.'
- June 08, 2017
For some health IT experts, the eClinicalWorks' False Claims Act case is about the EHR vendor's lack of interoperability and the failure of meaningful use.
- March 30, 2017
President Trump's appointment of former GOP congressman John Fleming, M.D., to a newly created health technology post could portend ONC downsizing and MACRA changes.
- 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.
- January 08, 2016
CMS is giving health IT organizations until Feb. 1 to comment on requiring EHR vendors to annually recertify CQM reporting modules and increase the number of CQM measures.
- October 15, 2015
Some meaningful use reporting requirements were modified by CMS and ONC. Notably, the stage 3 attestation period will be optional in 2017 and last for 90 days that year.
- October 08, 2015
Health IT groups reacted positively to moves by CMS and ONC to relax reporting and EHR certification requirements and to delay meaningful use stage 3.
- May 07, 2015
On May 5, CMS outlined its proposed changes to the EHR Incentive Programs as part of meaningful use stage 3.
- April 10, 2015
Released just ahead of HIMSS 2015, ONC's report to Congress details how unnamed vendors and providers are curtailing EHR interoperability.
- April 06, 2015
The meaningful use stage 3 proposed rule contains eight principal objectives for what's expected to be the final stage of the EHR program.
- March 25, 2015
Provider CIOs and vendors are ambivalent toward new stage 3 meaningful use rules, but HHS officials say they mean progress for health IT and healthcare.
- March 23, 2015
Most agree that meaningful use has driven the development of EHRs, but vendors complain that this focus has distracted them from improving ease of use.
- March 20, 2015
The effect of industry feedback on the Health IT Policy Committee's recommendations for meaningful use stage 3 will soon be evident.
- February 19, 2015
The percentage of professionals and hospitals eligible for meaningful use stage 2 is floating around 50%, according to the latest figures.
- September 30, 2014
At the AHIMA convention, ONC head Karen DeSalvo, M.D., voiced support for meaningful use stage 2, but acknowledged some providers are having trouble.
- February 12, 2010
The 2010 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition takes on added importance in light of meaningful use, certification of EHR systems and other tech challenges. Read our show coverage here.