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quality reporting


January 31, 2013  5:49 PM

EHRs aren’t ready for quality reporting, undermining reform efforts

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ACO, clinical quality measures, EHR, health reform, Meaningful use, quality reporting

Currently available electronic health record systems are not capable of accurately capturing and reporting clinical quality data, according to a new comment letter from the College of Healthcare...

August 24, 2011  11:59 AM

AAFP patient portal service for small physicians goes live

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
AAFP, AHRQ, CAHPS, patient portal, quality reporting

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Small practices across the country face many challenges in meeting meaningful use requirements. Separated from large hospitals or research institutions, these...


January 26, 2011  10:30 AM

PQRI changed, renamed PQRS under health care reform

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, physician incentives, PQRI, PQRS, quality of care, quality reporting

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 -- usually referred to as "health care reform" in polite dinner conversation -- has spawned a number of changes in the administration of Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The latest is a facelift for the


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