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electronic health records


September 11, 2014  4:02 PM

Republican “reboot” senators still gunning for meaningful use

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
2016 elections, CHIME, electronic health records, Meaningful use, Reboot, Republican senators

They haven’t gone away. The six Republican senators who unleashed a manifesto last year questioning the basic tenets of meaningful use, HIPAA enforcement and even the efficacy of electronic health records are still hanging around Capitol Hill. Indeed, their 27-page “

November 1, 2012  3:00 PM

Push for clinical data analytics systems puts small providers in tough position

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, electronic health records, hospital information systems, Meaningful use, small practice

There's no doubt that big data promises to drive new payment models like accountable care organizations and their population management requirements. But health IT optimists are increasingly being accompanied by naysayers who feel that clinical data analytics may not be all it's cracked up to be....


August 17, 2012  1:08 PM

VP candidate Paul Ryan plan may include support for health IT

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
electronic health records, Health IT policy, Meaningful use

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WS) has received plenty of media attention ever since presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked him as his running mate. And most of the coverage focuses on Ryan's plans to alter the way Medicare dispenses benefits and make major cuts to the federal...


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


January 10, 2012  11:56 AM

Updating medical scheduling systems is hard, just ask the VA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, Interoperability and health information exchange, Veterans Affairs

One of larger players in the health IT industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced an initiative to change the medical scheduling part of its electronic...


November 15, 2011  11:38 AM

Health IT Policy Committee looks toward stage 3, specialty inclusions

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR adoption, electronic health records, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Much like the final rule on accountable care organizations, which reduced burdensome requirements so health care professionals feel able to participate, meaningful...


September 1, 2011  1:18 PM

Report shows that EHR adoption can improve quality of care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR adoption, electronic health records, quality of care

Despite the federal government's push for health care providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), there is little evidence to support the idea that EHR adoption will bring about an...


August 16, 2011  11:38 AM

Barriers persist in harmonizing EHR systems with substance use disorders

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, electronic health records, Interoperability

In terms of coordination of care and health information exchange, the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) are not on the same level as mainstream health care. However, the development of harmonized electronic health record (EHR) systems could help level SUD coordination, according to a


August 4, 2011  1:58 PM

New report shines light on health information exchange success

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE, state HIEs

A successful and sustainable model for health information exchange (HIE) is a key building block of the


July 29, 2011  9:02 AM

Interest growing in the medical home model of care delivery

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Joint Commission, PCMH

The medical home model of care delivery -- which blends health IT and care coordination to encourage a more efficient and patient-centric approach to care -- has been gaining steady traction with health care providers and payers eager for an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service...


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