American College of Physicians

Capitol Hill
By Mike Miliard 10:09 am October 27, 2015
Nearly 200 medical associations, providers and other healthcare groups have implored the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to preserve support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has been threatened with defunding.
Alarm signal
By Bernie Monegain 05:32 am September 23, 2015
Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
William Tierney, MD
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am August 21, 2015
After 35 years of research innovation and leadership at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, William Tierney, MD, Regenstrief's president and CEO, is headed to Austin, Texas, where he will take on population health.
stressed doctor
By Jack McCarthy 10:08 am August 13, 2015
Even after $30 billion in taxpayer money spent on funding the digitization of America's healthcare system more than half of doctors view EHRs as having a negative impact on cost, efficiency and productivity.
Doc at computer
By Mike Miliard 10:50 am January 15, 2015
"Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities," according to a new paper from the American College of Physicians, which offers its take on usage strategies and better system design.
By Mike Miliard 10:35 am January 08, 2015
OpenNotes launched in 2010 as a here-goes-nothing pilot program at three select providers. Since then, despite some initial physician resistance, the number of patients with easy electronic access to their doctors' notes has grown 250-fold. Now comes the real goal, says OpenNotes co-director Tom Delbanco, MD: making that transparency "the...
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am January 14, 2014
Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, and CECity, a provider of cloud-based registry services for performance improvement and value-based reporting, have teamed up to launch what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" health data exchange integration and reporting service.
Karen DeSalvo
By Frank Irving 09:58 am December 31, 2013
As Karen DeSalvo, MD, prepares to take the reins as national coordinator for health information technology in 2014, here are 10 aspects of her background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am October 20, 2013
The start date for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use Incentive Program, which began Oct. 1, 2013 for hospitals and will begin on Jan. 1, 2014 for eligible providers, is once again up for discussion. 
Stage 2 meaningful use
By Diana Manos 10:50 am September 25, 2013
The start date for Stage 2 of the meaningful use incentive program, expected to begin Oct. 1, 2013 for hospitals and Jan. 1, 2014 for eligible providers is once again up for discussion.

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