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  • How EHR Optimization Can Help Reduce Physician Burnout

    May 4, 2016 - The causes of physician burnout are legion — technology, regulation, reimbursement — but the solution may be as simple as completing certain EHR optimization activities. Mississippi's Memorial Hospital of Gulfport is tackling physician burnout head on with a nine-step EHR optimization program that looks to minimize inefficiencies in physician EHR use, particularly when and...

  • Moving from EHR Fragmentation to EHR Optimization in Miss.

    May 2, 2016 - Memorial Hospital of Gulfport currently finds itself in the position of improving inefficiencies in its EHR use following years of health IT maturation at the Mississippi health facility. The EHR optimization process represents a marked departure from the EHR fragmentation that characterized the multi-specialty medical complex in the southernmost part of the state. As CMIO David Northington,...

  • 7 Time-Saving EHR Use Tips to Boost Physician Productivity

    April 28, 2016 - There’s an assumption in healthcare that EHRs are too time-consuming. With physicians often stating that the more time they spend using an EHR, the less time they spend with patients. As with many assumptions, the more often something is repeated, the more we start to believe its validity — even when the opposite may be true. Many physicians continue to lament what they perceive...

  • MIPS Requirements for Physicians Under Proposed MACRA Rule

    April 28, 2016 - The proposed rule for MACRA implementation brings with a whole new methodology for promoting appropriate health IT use and quality reporting as part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In yesterday's announcement of the notice of proposed rulemaking, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) revealed that a new program, Advancing Care Information, will take the...


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GAO Appoints 3 New Members to Health IT Policy Committee

The Government Accountability Office has named three new members of the Health IT Policy Committee to represent payers, patients and consumers, and employers, the federal agency announced Thursday. “It’s important to have the input...

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As the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) draws the curtains on meaningful use, healthcare providers are wondering how the proposed Advancing Care Information program would replace EHR Incentive Programs in 2017. In a recent fact...

AHA, AMIA Critique ONC Health IT Certification Program

More healthcare industry groups have penned letters to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recommending revisions to the notice of proposed rulemaking on its health IT certification program. The American...

How EHR Optimization Can Help Reduce Physician Burnout

The causes of physician burnout are legion — technology, regulation, reimbursement — but the solution may be as simple as completing certain EHR optimization activities. Mississippi's Memorial Hospital of Gulfport is tackling...

HIMSS Seeks Changes to ONC Health IT Certification Program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) should encourage health IT developers to continuously improve products rather than employ punitive approaches to health IT certification, according to the Health Information...

CMS Releases Guide on Developing Clinical Quality Measures

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final version of the Quality Measure Development Plan, a framework for establishing clinical quality measures and reporting programs that support new value-based reimbursement...

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