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NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | July 9, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
On paper, it sounds easy. Eligible hospitals that refer patients to another care setting must electronically transmit "a summary of care record for more than 10 percent of such transitions and referrals." One hospital's experience shows it... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | July 9, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
CMS and ONC revealed the latest statistics on Tuesday morning, showing that 1 percent of eligible providers and 3 percent of eligible hospitals have attested to Stage 2 to date. More
Kaiser Health News | July 9, 2014 | 09:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
A new study says there's no need to worry about hospitals using their new electronic health records to generate bigger bills and boost their income. More
Erin McCann | July 9, 2014 | 08:00 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Record amounts of cash continue to pour into the digital health arena, with the mid year numbers seeing record highs for year-over-year growth, according to a new Rock Health report. The explosive growth in digital health funding, however, has some analysts... More
Bernie Monegain | July 8, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The EHR Association, with its nearly 40 EHR vendor members, largely supports the proposals for regulation of health IT put forth in a draft report from the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies, according to a July 7 letter to FDA Commissioner... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 8, 2014 | 10:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge, launched this week by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, plans to help prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. More
WASHINGTON | Evan Schuman | July 8, 2014 | 06:30 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not routinely get involved in telling hospitals how to run operations, but with increasing reports of EHR deployment problems, the Atlanta-based operation now sees the need to act. More
Mike Miliard | July 7, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
The latest revelations from Edward Snowden's document leaks show that not much is beyond the grasp of the National Security Agency -- not even electronic medical records. More
FORT WORTH, TX | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Meaningful Use, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The computerized physician order entry market will grow at 6.5 percent over five years, from $938.4 million in 2013 to more than $1.2 billion in 2018, according to a new report from research firm MicroMarket Monitor. More
Mike Miliard | July 7, 2014 | 09:27 AM | Meaningful Use, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The challenge of finding, hiring and keeping qualified and experienced staff members remains one of the biggest barriers to CIOs and other health IT professionals achieving their project goals. More
CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 07:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., wanted to beat the rush to Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, and he did. More
Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
As director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Mark Savage keeps a close watch on healthcare information technology, along with all other aspects of patient care. More