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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | January 30, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!" More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | January 30, 2015 | 09:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a draft roadmap today, outlining steps toward achieving interoperability on a "nationwide level by the end of 2017." More
Mike Miliard | January 29, 2015 | 09:46 PM | Business Intelligence, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With so much set to change on Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 offers the chance to home in on process improvements that can enhance the revenue cycle. Early awareness of myriad factors affecting key performance indicators is, well, key. More
Erin McCann | January 29, 2015 | 12:50 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
After months of loud pushback from providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seems finally to be willing to loosen up its stringent reporting requirements, and looks ready to make changes to the federal EHR Incentive Programs. More
Neil Versel | January 29, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable? More
Mike Miliard | January 29, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Quality and Safety
Every year, Healthcare IT News pays tribute to nine leaders and trailblazers who are advancing health technology through their dedication and vision. It's time to nominate the 2015 H.I.T. Men & Women. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | January 29, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, EDIS, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
While athenahealth made headlines last year for toppling long-favored Epic from its "Overall Software Vendor" spot, this year Epic is leading the pack once again for its extensive software suite. Read about the other top vendors here. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | January 28, 2015 | 03:00 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has hired a new chief medical officer, who officials say will take the reins starting Feb. 23. More
Bernie Monegain | January 28, 2015 | 10:27 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The uptake of healthcare information technology, especially EHRs, has been rapid, but how to measure the value? More
Erin McCann | January 28, 2015 | 09:41 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Real patient engagement is far more than patient portals and technology pushing. It's about changing behavior, both on the patient and provider end. That's not something all doctors do well. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | January 27, 2015 | 12:14 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
In just six months, the number of data sources sharing information through the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange has grown by 450 percent. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | January 27, 2015 | 11:32 AM | Quality and Safety
Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the "blockbuster drug of the 21st century," but convincing patients to take more responsibility for their own care is easier said that done -- but not impossible. More