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  • DirectTrust Hopeful for Impending ONC EHR Certification Rule

    August 23, 2016 - EHR oversight and certification may be best left in the hands of ONC, according to DirectTrust. According to the DirectTrust President & CEO, David Kibbe, MD, MBA, the EHR industry’s self-oversight may not be enough to ensure technology transparency and accountability, despite what critics of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology may say. Instead,...

  • EHR Use May Not be Adequate for Precision Medicine Research

    August 18, 2016 - Precision medicine research may not be making the process it once strive for, and EHR use could be one of the culprits. According to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, precision medicine research initially set out to determine gene determinant for certain conditions. This could spur new and personalized treatments for these conditions. Specifically,...

  • DeSalvo to Leave Post as National Coordinator

    August 11, 2016 - Karen DeSalvo, MD, will be leaving her post as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, according to a recent announcement from HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. DeSalvo has left behind a legacy of advanced health IT interoperability following her tenure as National Coordinator, which she began in January of 2014, Burwell said. She has also made significant advances to the...

  • Increasing Health IT, EHR Investment Runs Up Practice Costs

    August 10, 2016 - Health IT and EHR investments are costing physician-owned multispecialty practices thousands of dollars per physician, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The 2016 MGMA Cost and Revenue Report shows that health technologies such as EHRs ran physician practices up to $32,500 per physician in 2015. These expenses included information technology equipment,...


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DirectTrust Hopeful for Impending ONC EHR Certification Rule

EHR oversight and certification may be best left in the hands of ONC, according to DirectTrust. According to the DirectTrust President & CEO, David Kibbe, MD, MBA, the EHR industry’s self-oversight may not be enough to ensure technology...

FTC Finalizes Order to EHR Vendor in Consumer Deception Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its final order against EHR vendor Practice Fusion following allegations that the EHR cloud-based company had misled consumers about physician reviews and their publication in an online physician...

3 Steps for Ensuring Provider Success under MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is about to revolutionize reimbursement for providers of Medicare Part B services. MACRA, which replaces the flawed Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR), links the majority of fee-for-service...

EHR Use May Not be Adequate for Precision Medicine Research

Precision medicine research may not be making the process it once strive for, and EHR use could be one of the culprits. According to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, precision medicine research...

Could Reduced Physician EHR Use Improve Quality Healthcare?

Despite some of their benefits, reducing the emphasis on physician EHR use may be key to improving patient care. In a recent op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, authors Donna M. Zulman, MD, MS, Nigam H. Shah, MBBS,...

EHR Vendors Operationalize Carequality Interoperability Plan

Epic Systems, athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and other major EHR vendors are among some of the recent adopters of the Carequality Interoperability Framework to go live with the information sharing resource, fostering better transmission of health...

4 EHR Best Practices for Improving Clinical Workflows

EHR systems and their ability to improve clinical workflows is a heated point of debate between different healthcare professionals. Some believe EHRs are critical for improving clinical workflows while others say they are a hindrance. Despite...

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