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February 28, 2018  1:51 PM

AAFP recommends steps to reduce health IT regulations

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHRs, Health IT, HIMSS

The American Academy of Family Physicians has recommended steps to relieve the burden of health IT regulations on physicians. In a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma and ONC national coordinator

April 2, 2015  4:29 PM

Joint Commission issues warning on EHR safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, Joint Commission

EHR errors can cause serious problems. The Joint Commission, the independent healthcare accreditation agency that functions as a quasi-governmental body, issued that warning in the days before the giant

March 5, 2015  10:39 AM

Brookings Institution scholars give meaningful use good marks, but say it needs more work

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, Interoperability, Meaningful use

Meaningful use has overall been a positive force for digitizing U.S. healthcare, but the EHR incentive program and its federal overseers still must overcome major problems if the promise of health IT is to be fulfilled. That’s the core message embodied in a succinct Brookings

October 8, 2014  2:35 PM

Motley Fool bullish on health IT stocks

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CIOs, EHRs, investment, Motley Fool

Investors who want to make money with sometimes unorthodox, and sometimes amusingly presented, approaches, often follow advice from the Motley Fool family of media market gurus. Amid the ballyhoo of their latest picks of health IT stocks, however, is a salient point to comfort healthcare provider...

May 30, 2013  3:52 PM

Mass EHR mandate draws criticism, impact remains unclear

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHRs, health reform, Meaningful use

A lot of doctors don't like being EHR mandates. This is why proponents of the meaningful use program like to argue that the rules are not mandates. Physicians are free to...

June 29, 2010  9:00 AM

Website details meaningful use incentives as more docs leave Medicare

JeanD Profile: JeanD
EHRs, meaningful use incentives, Medicare payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new website aimed at providing information on the meaningful use incentives mandated through the HITECH Act. Providers will be able to find information about their eligibility to participate in the program. The HITECH Act, part of...

June 22, 2010  10:15 AM

Doctors, consumers paint a bleak EHR adoption picture

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CPOE, EHRs, electronic health records, Meaningful use

Most people want their providers to have access to health information in electronic health records (EHR) but few patients are tapping those electronic resources themselves, according to a new online poll released June 17 by...

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