Electronic Health Records
  • HHS Nominee Price Criticizes Meaningful Use Requirements

    January 20, 2017 - On Jan 18, 2017, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on the nomination of Representative Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) for the lead role at the Department of Health & Human Services. Among the matters discussed during the nearly four-hour hearing were the benefits of EHR adoption and use to the healthcare industry, namely provider productivity....

  • 359K Providers to Participate Alternative Payment Models in 2017

    January 19, 2017 - More than 359,000 clinicians are set to take part in one of four of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as part of the Quality Payment Program, the federal agency announced midweek. Beyond APMs, the Quality Payment Program also includes the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) as a pathway for eligible clinicians (i.e., Medicare providers) to receive incentives as part of MACRA implementation...

  • Recent Study Identifies How EHR Use Could Increase Spending

    January 18, 2017 - A recent study of physician EHR use found that the technology could be responsible for increasing spending in a hospital setting. Since EHR technology has the potential to benefit the healthcare system overall, the healthcare industry has steadily sought technological advancement and optimization over the past several years. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical...

  • CMS Extends eCQM Deadline for EHR Incentive Programs

    January 17, 2017 - CMS has extended the deadline for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and EHR Incentive Programs. According to a blog post by Kate Goodrich, MD, Director of the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals now have...


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HHS Nominee Price Criticizes Meaningful Use Requirements

On Jan 18, 2017, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on the nomination of Representative Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) for the lead role at the Department of Health & Human Services. Among the matters...

OK Health Information Exchange Readies Plans to Shut Down

One Oklahoma health information exchange is calling an end to its role facilitating information sharing. On Jan. 5, 2017, Board of Directors at Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) convened for a vote and unanimously decided to terminate the health...

359K Providers to Participate Alternative Payment Models in 2017

More than 359,000 clinicians are set to take part in one of four of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as part of the Quality Payment Program, the federal agency announced midweek. Beyond APMs, the Quality Payment Program also includes the Merit-Based...

Success of Value-based Care Depends on Clinician Data Access

The old guard is making way for the new at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The heads of the two federal agencies are stepping down but not...

Recent Study Identifies How EHR Use Could Increase Spending

A recent study of physician EHR use found that the technology could be responsible for increasing spending in a hospital setting. Since EHR technology has the potential to benefit the healthcare system overall, the healthcare industry has...

EHR Use Assists Warfarin Patients during Transitions of Care

In a recent study, MU Health Care found that EHR use can be useful in improving anticoagulation therapy between outpatient and inpatient settings and across providers. Researchers conducted the study in response to challenges arising from transitions...

CMS Extends eCQM Deadline for EHR Incentive Programs

CMS has extended the deadline for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and EHR Incentive Programs. According to a blog...

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