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June 2, 2015  12:51 PM

AMIA task force recommends simplifying documentation, refocusing EHR regulation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR governance, EHR standards, EHR systems, EHR usability

Now that EHRs have been cemented as technology that isn't going away any time soon, healthcare providers are looking for ways to set their EHR systems up for optimum performance and future stability. In response, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) assembled the

May 5, 2015  2:05 PM

Senate health committee leaders form bipartisan EHR improvement group

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR standards, EHR usability, HITECH Act, Reboot

A member of a Republican group that previously targeted the meaningful use program has crossed party lines to work with Democrats on a mission to improve the use of EHRs. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.), chairman of the


October 14, 2014  2:38 PM

Optional 2014 EHR certification criteria up for review

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
2014 EHR Certification, CPOE, EHR certification, EHR standards, ONC

Alterations to the draft version of ONC's 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria is now open to a public comment period, during which users can offer reviews and feedback on


September 16, 2014  10:56 AM

ONC releases final 2014 EHR certification criteria

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
certified EHR technology, EHR certification, EHR standards, Karen DeSalvo

Providers and technology developers working towards meeting 2014 Edition electronic health record certification standards now have revised and optional criteria to fit into their agendas, after the ONC released a final rule that updates 2014 requirements. The ONC also decided not to wholly adopt...


October 14, 2011  11:48 AM

Multi-state workgroup seeks plug-and-play standards for HIE interoperability

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR standards, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange, state HIEs

Exchanging electronic health records (EHRs) across state lines is a complicated process that has yet to be fully standardized, much less perfected. Differing laws and a lack of data standards, among other obstacles, have made it


October 8, 2010  10:31 AM

What’s so important about EHR standards?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR standards, electronic health records, meaningful use incentives

Hospitals and health care providers looking to demonstrate the meaningful use of electronic health records might not know about the importance of EHR standards. What are EHR standards and why are they so...


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