Electronic Health Records
  • EHR Data Viewing Tops List of Most Common Healthcare App Uses

    February 22, 2017 - Findings from a SMART Health IT study of healthcare application trends and provider attitudes show increased app use among providers although the use cases are basic with the most common being the ability to view patient data contained in EHR technology. “Use of apps in healthcare is still early,” the SMART Health IT report states. “Around half of healthcare organizations...

  • CIOs Set to Channel Future Spending Toward EHR Optimization

    February 21, 2017 - The industry-wide push for EHR adoption led to hasty EHR implementations which in turn have healthcare CIOs focused on EHR optimization efforts. According to a KPMG poll of more than a hundred College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME) members, more than one-third (38%) ranked EHR optimization as a major area of capital investment over the next three years. Additionally, 36 percent...

  • CMS Issues Two Notices for PQRS, Meaningful Use Reporting

    February 17, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued two important notices this week, one to assist providers with PQRS reporting and the other for providers to contest payment adjustments related to 2015 meaningful use reporting. First, the federal agency notified eligible professionals of the upcoming deadline for contesting 2017 Medicare payment adjustments, which are the result of a...

  • MGMA Advises New HHS Secretary on MACRA Implementation

    February 14, 2017 - The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recently recommended MACRA implementation and other policy suggestions to the newly confirmed Secretary of Department of Health & Human Services.  In a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, MGMA made suggestions regarding topics including administrative simplification, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), alternative payment...


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ONC Unveils Phase 2 Winners of Health Data Exchange Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) continued its mission of promoting true EHR interoperability through the Move Health Data Forward Challenge, the agency-backed initiative to promote the development...

AAFP Calls on HHS to Ease Physician Struggles with Health IT

With the new administration comfortably in place, several organizations have called on Tom Price, MD, and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to address aspects of health IT infrastructure negatively effecting the usefulness of...

Surescripts NRLS Use Live at 4 More Major Health Systems

Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) recently expanded its user base to include four additional major health systems, bumping the number of health systems using the service up to 14 nationwide. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical...

EHR Data Viewing Tops List of Most Common Healthcare App Uses

Findings from a SMART Health IT study of healthcare application trends and provider attitudes show increased app use among providers although the use cases are basic with the most common being the ability to view patient data contained in EHR...

CMS Funds to Help Rural Practices in Quality Payment Program

As part of a five-year program to support individual physician and small practices participating in the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $20 million to 11 organizations. Over the remaining four...

Survey Shows Differing Views on EHR, Clinical IT Priorities

Despite progress in the maturation of EHR technology over preceding years, EHR vendors and provider users differ as to improving clinical IT in the years ahead. That is one finding from the 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey released...

CIOs Set to Channel Future Spending Toward EHR Optimization

The industry-wide push for EHR adoption led to hasty EHR implementations which in turn have healthcare CIOs focused on EHR optimization efforts. According to a KPMG poll of more than a hundred College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME)...

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