Meaningful Use

Judy Faulkner Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 07:15 am August 08, 2016
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic's Verona, Wisconsin, campus and met with the company's elusive founder, as well as with Epic Vice President Peter DeVault. The two talked a lot about interoperability – but perhaps not enough to quell critics.
EHR practice management
By Mike Miliard 11:35 am August 02, 2016
HIMSS Analytics' eighth annual study sees room for more turnover as practices look for partners to help with clinical practice improvement activities.
ONC Interoperability IXTF

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By Jack McCarthy 03:13 pm July 28, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT advisory group, IXTF, outlined suggestions spanning government policy, technology, and public-private collaborations to improve health data sharing. 
OIG EHR disruption ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 01:01 am July 25, 2016
The Office of the Inspector General posted research from 2014 so there’s reason to believe the proliferation of cyberattacks and malware could create even more downtime. OIG recommended that hospitals institute and continuously update contingency plans.
HHS Starbucks care models
By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am July 21, 2016
While new models of care have emerged, none are easily replicable. That’s challenging in an industry where spending is uncertain but providers and policymakers can look to the most expensive patients as an opportunity to drive innovation.  
athenahealth Jonathan Bush meaningful use
By Bill Siwicki 09:12 am July 15, 2016
The health IT executive claims rivals Allscripts and Epic were dead in the water before meaningful use, reveals his company’s parlor trick, and says don't call my technology an EHR.
EHR Regulatory Relief Act

Senator John Thune, R-South Dakota, and others introduced legislation to bring more flexibility to the meaningful use EHR program. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:37 pm July 13, 2016
The same six U.S. Senators who previously brought forth a bill to reboot the meaningful use program introduced a new effort Wednesday meant to ease some of its requirements.
ONC API interoperability
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am July 13, 2016
Carefluence OpenAPI proved to be compliant with Office of the National Coordinator criteria by using the FHIR standard. The application programming interface also can used with EHRs for open access.
CMS EHR CPOE quality reporting

Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt said the new proposals are designed to improve patient experience and outcomes.

By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am July 07, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.
Irv Lichtenwald, CEO of Medsphere Systems

Medsphere Systems CEO Irv Lichtenwald says his company's merger with ChartLogic will create "a comprehensive healthcare IT platform that extends from physician practices to acute care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health facilities."

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm June 28, 2016
The move, announced June 28, expands Medsphere’s enterprise healthcare IT products and services to include ChartLogic’s ambulatory EHR, practice management and medical billing technology.

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