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EHR safety


June 15, 2016  2:44 PM

ONC moves on health IT safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR safety, Joint Commission, ONC, patient safety

Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But not by

February 23, 2016  4:04 PM

ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR safety, EHR security, patient data, patient data privacy, patient data security

Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers electronically exchanging their data. From 2012 to 2014, ONC polled Americans on their confidence in the...


July 25, 2014  2:59 PM

Congress puts ICD-10 delay under scrutiny

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR safety, EHR usability, ICD-10, ICD-10 delay

Meaningful use and EHR safety are in Washington lawmakers' sights, as we've highlighted recently in a story and a


July 24, 2014  11:58 AM

EHR safety battle could be looming

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CDC, EHR, EHR safety, interoper

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Senate are examining the matter of EHR safety and preventing errors. That's nothing new. But, as they tie into matters of meaningful use, these fresh


October 1, 2013  1:00 PM

Xerox EHR survey: Patient engagement a tall task

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR safety, EHR security

Meaningful use stage 2 requirements mandate that 5% of a facility's patients must view, download or transmit their data electronically in order to qualify for incentive payments. That could prove a difficult goal to reach, if statistics from Xerox's fourth annual EHR survey represent the country as...


August 14, 2013  11:00 AM

CMS solicits comment on publicizing physician Medicare reimbursements

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR safety, medicare, Medicare payments, medicare reimbursement, sequester

CMS has issued a request for public comment on how to create "the most appropriate" policies for disclosing individual physician Medicare reimbursement payment data. Earlier this year, A Florida federal district court lifted an injunction from 1979 that prevented the Department of Health,...


March 20, 2013  3:00 PM

KLAS: Providers need vendors to improve EHR usability, EHR safety

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cerner, EHR implementation, EHR safety, EHR usability, Epic, KLAS, mckesson, Uncategorized

“As suggested by the new 2014 certification standards, vendors should take more responsibility for both the usability and safety of their products. These responsibilities shouldn’t be the sole purview of healthcare organizations and providers like they have been until now.” So said one...


January 2, 2013  5:49 PM

ONC EHR safety plan in the works; public comment sought

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, EHR implementation, EHR safety, ONC, ONC-ACTB

Just before the U.S. health care system went on skeleton crews for the long holiday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT dropped a little policy package under the tree that might seem like an innocent little 39-page PDF, but it could have much larger ramifications for CIOs and the...


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