10:46 am July 11, 2014
The EHR Association, which is made up of nearly 40 EHR companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide the meaningful use final rule ASAP.
10:19 am July 11, 2014
Electronic health records incentive payments to eligible hospitals and providers have continued their upward trend, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paying out a whopping $24.4 billion to date.
10:04 am July 08, 2014
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.
10:00 am July 05, 2014
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.
09:28 am June 30, 2014
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes.
01:36 pm June 26, 2014
Ralph Johnson figured once would be enough. Having passed one EHR Incentive Program audit, he assumed his small health system had proven its meaningful use merit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Then he got another email.
11:42 am June 26, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 is over and yet we are still witnessing EHR system vendors asking the government for more time, or to lessen the certification demands, for Stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use of EHRs program.
10:00 am June 23, 2014
With $23 billion already spent on incentivizing providers to adopt electronic health records, many in government and industry are wondering whether taxpayers and patients got what they paid for. The heart of the debate: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, its meaningful use program and interoperable EHRs.
11:07 am June 19, 2014
The American Hospital Association has called upon the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator to quickly finalize rules regarding the expansion of choice for certified electronic health records.
11:06 am June 12, 2014
The nation's largest physicians' association has officially put its foot forward with telemedicine, after establishing guiding principles to ensure coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services.