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electronic health record


January 29, 2015  2:34 PM

Responding to industry pressure, CMS plans to shorten meaningful use reporting to 90 days

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, CMS, EHR, electronic health record, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 3, stage 2

Relief is coming for thousands of providers who worried about gathering and reporting EHR data for 365 days as part of stage 2 of the government's meaningful...

May 29, 2012  10:05 AM

How one doc provides a meaningful clinical summary to patients

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical IT, electronic health record, electronic health records, EMR, Meaningful use

For caregivers, providing patients with clinical summaries can be quite challenging, especially when meaningful use dollars are in play. While the


May 22, 2012  10:14 AM

For providers, image access in EHR systems means more, not fewer, tests

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, electronic health record, radiology

Although many providers anticipate that the deployment of electronic health record systems will curb costs and eliminate unnecessary tests, a


January 4, 2012  11:20 AM

Meaningful use, challenges highlight oral health IT toolbox

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, Health IT, hhs, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While primary care doctors arguably receive the most attention when it comes to adopting health IT, dentists are slowly emerging on the scene thanks to an oral health IT toolbox designed to aid them on the adoption front. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS,...


December 28, 2011  12:46 PM

ONC tracking health IT implementation grants through online dashboard

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR incentives, electronic health record, health IT innovation, ONC, regional extension centers

Given the amount of grants the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) doles out to health care organizations for health IT implementation, the idea of monitoring the effectiveness of those grants would seemingly be a wise initiative. That's why ONC announced it's creating a national database to...


December 20, 2011  12:21 PM

Costco jumps into the EHR market

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, EHR, electronic health record, Meaningful use

Physicians shopping at Costco discount warehouse stores have more to choose from than jumbo packs of granola bars and mouthwash as they can now purchase electronic health record (EHR) technology. Costco has partnered with Etransmedia to sell Allscripts MyWay EHR systems as well as practice...


November 29, 2011  12:40 PM

Steep costs a key barrier to physician practices joining HIEs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, HIE, state HIEs

Whether physician practices will be able to join health information exchanges once federal and state grants run out is a key issue given the high costs of running HIEs. This presents a thorny situation for practices that are contemplating


October 25, 2011  10:28 AM

Behavioral health services get a boost from SAMHSA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, electronic health record, mobile health

While the treatment and coordination of substance use disorders (SUD) are lagging behind mainstream health care, the announcement of 29 new grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a step in the right direction to level the coordination of care playing...


October 10, 2011  11:30 AM

EHR implementation offers wide margins for error, but it’s worth it

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Although there are a significant number of clinical practices that are still selecting a suitable electronic health record (EHR) system, there are also many that have finished the grueling process and are now tackling the next hurdle -- EHR implementation...


October 6, 2011  1:10 PM

IBM’s Watson launches career in clinical decision support

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
clinical decision support, electronic health record, IBM Watson

Health care providers face a huge challenge in keeping up with the large volumes of medical literature and research they must read to stay current in their field. Having the help of a supercomputer -- like IBM's...

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