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EHR


August 28, 2014  3:04 PM

CMS releases EHR “randomizer” for meaningful use stage 2 criteria

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CCDA, EHR, meaningful use stage 2

CMS and ONC are encouraging providers to use the provider user guide for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) EHR Randomizer software, a tool that aims to help providers meet the

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


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to


July 2, 2014  3:39 PM

Tracking EHR adoption across space, time, specialties

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR systems

At the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information, data scientists recently chronicled the modern history of EHR systems in bold graphical fashion, depicting the strikingly rapid rate of...


June 27, 2014  1:53 PM

Was your EHR vendor late? Applying for hardship exceptions ends soon

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
athenahealth, EHR, hardship exceptions, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

Sometimes, for us word people, government-speak sounds like a foreign language and looks just plain absurd. Here's the latest, get this: The hardship exception application deadline is...


June 20, 2014  12:40 PM

2014 so far a bumpy stretch for Cerner Corp.

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR implementation, EHR systems

These have been turbulent times for Cerner Corp. The Kansas City-based health IT monolith’s latest predicament unfolded behind closed doors when Ventura County, California grand jurors found that Cerner knew the county...


June 11, 2014  10:49 AM

Health IT tops healthcare investment list for 2014

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, Health IT

Hospitals have health IT at the top of their to-do lists in 2014, as evidenced by responses of executives to an online survey. Nearly half (49%) of C-suite executives, representing 112 hospitals in 32 states, stated that their facilities'


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


January 28, 2014  1:08 PM

Health IT on the rise, independent physicians lag behind with EHRs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, Health IT, independent physicians

Adoption and use of health IT increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, though there is a sizable gap between the adoption levels of large and small practices. A study


December 17, 2013  1:29 PM

Providers concerned with EHR security, few fighting copy/paste fraud

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR copy and paste, EHR security, OIG, upcoding

Amid other EHR security concerns, few hospitals are protecting themselves from potential EHR copy and paste fraud. Less than a quarter (24%) of hospitals surveyed by the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) confirmed they had...


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