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  • 5 Ways to Prevent Physician Burnout in the Age of the EHR System

    July 19, 2018 - Rates of EHR adoption and physician burnout have both steadily risen nationwide in recent years — and research shows that’s no coincidence. Healthcare CEOs in 2017 identified EHR technology as a key contributing factor to the phenomenon that is partly responsible for pushing clinicians to retire early or leave the profession to pursue other career opportunities. While industry...

  • Supporting the Independent Practice in a Value-Based Care System

    July 16, 2018 - Value-based care is touted as a way of incentivizing providers to achieve the triple aim: delivering high quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs. While shifting from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care system has the potential to improve patient health outcomes and save healthcare organizations money, the transition from the old to the...

  • CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program Changes, Administrative Relief

    July 12, 2018 - CMS has proposed key changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) intended to reduce administrative burden, shift the focus from process-based measures to outcomes-based measures, and promote EHR interoperability. The 2019 QPP proposed changes would affect Year 3 of the program. The changes may help to reduce administrative burden on providers by removing process-based quality measures within...

  • How to Create a Standardized Nationwide Patient Matching Strategy

    July 12, 2018 - A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry leaders. In a recent AHIMA op-ed, CommonWell Health Alliance Executive Director Jitin Asnaani, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John D. Halamka, MD, AHA Vice...


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CMS Creates CHIO Role to Spearhead MyHealthEData Initiative

CMS recently created a new Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) position to spearhead CMS initiatives including MyHealthEData, Medicare Blue Button 2.0, and the EHR Incentive Programs overhaul. The federal agency is currently in the process...

EHNAC TEFCA Accreditation Program to Promote Interoperability

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) recently collaborated with WEDI, eHI, eP3 Foundation, and several other healthcare organizations to establish a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to promote interoperability...

5 Ways to Prevent Physician Burnout in the Age of the EHR System

Rates of EHR adoption and physician burnout have both steadily risen nationwide in recent years — and research shows that’s no coincidence. Healthcare CEOs in 2017 identified EHR technology as a key contributing factor to the phenomenon...

Cass Regional MEDITECH EHR Back Online After Week of EHR Downtime

Cass Regional Medical Center recently came back online with its MEDITECH EHR system for the first time since a July 9 ransomware attack prompted hospital leadership to shut down its health IT infrastructure for a sustained period of EHR downtime....

Epic EHR at UNC Health Care Now Integrated with State PDMP

University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care recently became the first healthcare organization in the state to link its Epic EHR to the state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) as part of a mission to combat the opioid epidemic. North...

How MIPS Changes in the 2019 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

CMS recently released its proposed rule for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes several changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that aim to reduce administrative burden for eligible clinicians. In accordance...

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Pledges to Cut Provider Burden

In a letter addressed to doctors, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the federal agency’s commitment to “turning the tide” of rising rates of physician burnout and reducing clinical documentation requirements to cut provider...

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