• CMS Chief Highlights Keys to Successful ICD-10 Transition

    August 28, 2015 - The head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services believes the keys to a successful ICD-10 transition are threefold — preparation, assistant, and collaboration. During a Medicare Learning Network National Provider Call — Countdown to ICD-10 — CMS Acting Administrator maintained that the transition to the ICD-10 code set hinges on the ability of CMS and other stakeholders...

  • How Validation Ensures the Reliability of Clinical Data

    August 18, 2015 - Whether it’s financial data and you’re trying to determine if your business is growing or shrinking, or it's clinical data and you’re trying to diagnose a patient — not validating your data can have lasting consequences. Data can be a volatile, unforgiving …predictor of how things are changing. We rely on data for so many things. It’s hard to argue...

  • How a Lack of EHR Interoperability Hinders Care Coordination

    August 17, 2015 - While the entire healthcare industry is gearing up for value-based care, several gaps persist throughout the continuum of care that could slow this transformation. One obvious hole to be filled is the lack of EHR interoperability which not only exists between healthcare organizations but also within these very own healthcare organizations themselves. "Ideally, I would like to go into...

  • Allscripts Ties Precision Medicine to Stage 3 Meaningful Use

    August 10, 2015 - The pushback against Stage 3 Meaningful Use over the past few weeks has raised doubts about when the last phase of the EHR Incentive Programs. Delaying its implementation, however, could be detrimental to the future of precision medicine as the head of EHR company Allscripts made clear during last week's Allscripts Client Experience in Boston. Since taking over as CEO and President of...


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MGMA Calls for CMS to Extend Meaningful Use Reporting Period

As healthcare groups continue to wait for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to issue a final rule on modifications to the EHR Incentive Programs, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is concerned that medical groups will...

Greenway Top EHR Vendor for Primary Care EHR Satisfaction

A recent Black Book survey of primary care practices and physician EHR users finds Greenway Health to have the highest aggregate client experience and customer satisfaction across 18 different metrics, overtaking Practice Fusion that had held...

Is the Partners Epic EHR Selection Bad for Health IT Competition?

Close to three years after equating Epic EHR customers to hostages, a former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess is now raising questions about legal implications of Partners HealthCare choosing Epic Systems as its EHR vendor for its sprawling health...

EHR Use Hindered by Revenue Loss, Lack of Interoperability

EHR use has been on the rise since the 2009 passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provided financial incentives for EHR implementation. However, do the gains of EHR adoption outweigh the substantial...

Veteran Affairs Patient Safety Reporting Raises Concerns

How the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles the reporting of adverse events to ensure patient safety requires further review as the number of root cause analyses (RCAs) decrease and incidents of adverse events increase, according to the...

July ICD-10 Testing Shows CMS Readiness for Implementation

In preparation for the October 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have completed their third Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing with great success, according to a recent CMS report....

CMS Chief Highlights Keys to Successful ICD-10 Transition

The head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services believes the keys to a successful ICD-10 transition are threefold — preparation, assistant, and collaboration. During a Medicare Learning Network National Provider Call —...

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