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certified EHR technology


March 9, 2017  12:30 PM

AMA, provider groups call for delay of 2015 certified EHRs

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CEHRT, certified EHR technology, EHR

The American Medical Association and 102 other physician groups have called on CMS and ONC to delay the use of 2015 certified EHRs beyond the current timeframe of required use starting in 2018 because they are concerned the

August 10, 2016  2:41 PM

Dentists and meaningful use

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, e, EHR, EHR adoption, meaningful use attestation

It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there were no penalties for...


June 1, 2016  3:22 PM

ONC pushes vendors to disclose information

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, Interoperability, ONC

Moves by federal health regulators to pressure EHR vendors to reveal more information about pricing and functionality of their software are meeting a mixed response. ONC, at its


May 7, 2015  11:44 AM

Researchers: Stop charging patients for paper copies of records

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
certified EHR technology, EHR, EHR certification

Despite 94% of hospitals in the United States having already adopted a certified EHR system, many state regulations are still focused on paper records. That's the word from Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at...


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...


July 31, 2014  1:53 PM

Behavioral health providers lobby Congress for meaningful use inclusion

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AMA, behavioral health, certified EHR technology, EHR incentive program

While some lobbyists and healthcare associations such as the American Medical Association are using meaningful use rollouts, schedules, criteria and incentive program administration as a political battering ram this summer, behavioral health providers are knocking on the door of the federal EHR...


July 8, 2014  1:16 PM

Test of certified EHR systems finds flaws in document exchange process

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
C-CDA, certified EHR technology, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2

Federal regulators proposed to extend the meaningful use compliance deadline for providers who may still be working to meet stage 2 regulations in 2015. It turns...


May 23, 2014  10:47 AM

Certified EHR technology to gain flexibility from ONC, CMS proposal

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
certified EHR technology, EHR, EHR certification

Beginning late last year, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) began publicizing their ideas for


July 24, 2013  12:30 PM

CIOs to Farzad: More time for stage 2 meaningful use adoption, please

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
certified EHR technology, HIPAA, ICD-10 implementation, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

In a letter to the U.S. Senate responding to the "Reboot" policy paper signed by four Republicans, members of the College of Healthcare Information Management...


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