Electronic Health Records
  • Judy Faulkner: Epic Will Offer New Cost-Effective EHR Options

    February 27, 2017 - Epic EHR products may be in use at the majority of top-ranked hospitals and health systems in the United States, but many smaller organizations balk at the hefty investment and steep price tag involved in adopting the company’s products. In an effort to encourage more providers to join the Epic ecosystem, founder and CEO Judy Faulkner used the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition as...

  • 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...


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AHA Advises MedPAC on Implementing MACRA, MIPS, APM Policies

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has submitted a list of policy proposals to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding implementing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and...

GAO Calls for Improvements to HHS Post-Acute EHR Use Plans

Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued recommendations for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to improve EHR use and health data exchange in post-acute care settings. Despite the federal agency’s...

Organizations Request Stage 3 Meaningful Use, MIPS Delay

Sixteen healthcare organizations are seeking a delayed implementation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use and similar requirements for eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Including the College of Healthcare Information...

Survey Demonstrates Effectiveness of Secure Messaging in ED

A recent report found despite secure messaging being cited as the second-most effective real-time communication in emergency departments (ED) behind face-to-face interactions, less than fifty percent of surveyed hospital ED staff report utilizing...

Judy Faulkner: Epic Will Offer New Cost-Effective EHR Options

Epic EHR products may be in use at the majority of top-ranked hospitals and health systems in the United States, but many smaller organizations balk at the hefty investment and steep price tag involved in adopting the company’s products....

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...

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