February 5, 2016 - Nearly 80 percent of all regional extension center (REC) primary care providers have attested to meaningful use for the EHR Incentive Programs as of the beginning of this year, according to data from the Office of the National Coordination for Health IT (ONC). In a breakdown by state, ONC data show that all states have had at least 50 percent of its RECs attest to meaningful use. Some states,...
February 1, 2016 - For all the complaints about the EHR Incentive Programs and meaningful use requirements, one raised at a recent town hall meeting on the subject of meaningful use is especially important to determining the future of the program — what is the return on the sizeable data investment made by eligible providers? Convened by the American Medical Association (AMA), last week's meaningful...
January 27, 2016 - The Sequoia Project and Carequality have taken significant steps forward in advancing EHR interoperability by brokering agreements with several health IT vendors to implement its framework for point-to-point health information exchange. Five big names in health IT — Epic Systems, athenahealth, eClincalWorks, NextGen Healthcare, and Surescripts — recently signed on to be the first...
January 26, 2016 - The use of patient portals by older patients could very well be understated. According to data out of athenaResearch, patients in their 60s are just as likely as younger patients to register for their patient portal, with nearly 30 percent of patients over 65 reporting portal use. In an interview with EHRIntelligence.com, athenaResearch Vice President Josh Gray and Manager David Clain...
With the continued push for patient-centered care and ever-evolving technological options available to healthcare providers, secure texting and secure messing have become an increasingly popular path for providers. Not only will secure texting and secure messaging impact provider-to-provider communication,... [HealthITSecurity]
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