September 24, 2018 - Optimizing EHR data quality is top-of-mind as healthcare organizations continue to adjust to the regulatory changes that accompany healthcare’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) must ensure quality data transmitted from their EHR systems...
September 20, 2018 - The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years. Networks-of-networks essentially link all participating healthcare organizations together through common standards to enable cross-organization...
September 17, 2018 - A newly-released CMS proposed rule removes unnecessary Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities in an effort to reduce administrative burden on providers and fulfill the aims of the federal agency’s Patients Over Paperwork initiative. These proposed updates could save healthcare providers an estimated $1.12 billion per year, according to CMS. The proposed rule...
September 11, 2018 - Problems with EHR usability continue to counter the potential benefits of EHR systems and leave physicians, nurses, administrators, and patients by and large feeling dissatisfied and frustrated with the technology. While patient EHRs contain a wealth of potentially actionable clinical information providers and researchers can use to improve clinical decision-making, care delivery, and...
The passage of the HITECH Act of 2009 marked the dawn of a technological transformation in healthcare and led to widespread electronic health record (EHR) use in hospitals, physician offices, and health systems. After almost a decade of federal incentives and regulations geared towards increasing...
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