Meaningful Use

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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am December 30, 2015
Whether you love it, hate it or fall somewhere in between, the Verona, Wis.-based EHR vendor and its Baby Boomer founder Judy Faulkner are guaranteed to generate lively discussion. Here are 11 Epic news stories from 2015 we think you'll find still compelling the second time around.
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By Mike Miliard 10:52 am December 23, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator's new 80-page document tracks standards maturity and adoptability, officials said.
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By Mike Miliard 10:21 am December 22, 2015
A blanket hardship exception from 2015's meaningful use reimbursement penalties passed both the House and Senate last week as part of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, offering providers wider latitude for securing exemptions from possible fines.
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By Jessica Davis 10:51 am December 17, 2015
Substantial interoperability has yet to be achieved across healthcare, a recent report to Congress from the Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy Committee shows, held up by reasons including lack of standardization and security concerns.
Frustrated doctor
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 16, 2015
As the year draws to a close, more physician groups are making the case that stringent regulations and suboptimal technology have left physicians spending too much time grappling with their electronic health records.
Steven J. Stack, MD
By Bernie Monegain 11:17 am December 16, 2015
The association, which represents nearly 225,000 members across the country, said the program needs to accommodate the needs of physicians and patients while focusing on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records.
Craig D. Richardville
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am December 16, 2015
Carolinas HealthCare Systems Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Craig D. Richardville has been named the 2015 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, which give the award jointly each year.
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By Susan Morse 10:55 am December 15, 2015
Congress on Wednesday will consider legislation to allow physicians working in ambulatory surgical centers to receive the same payment incentives for meaningful use of electronic health records as doctors in other settings.
Cerner
By Skip Snow 08:34 am December 14, 2015
Healthcare IT News caught up with Burke recently to talk about the past year's major deals, including its Department of Defense score and the company's overall strategy.

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