April 18, 2017 - Epic Systems offers one of the top-ranked EHR systems in the country as well as a range of products and services to help providers in various specialties deliver quality patient care and meet federal reporting requirements. Not only do larger hospitals across the country rely on Epic EHR technology, but following the recent unveiling of additional, more affordable product packages,...
April 17, 2017 - Cerner EHR is rumored to be the most likely candidate to replace the outdated homegrown VA EHR system presently serving the 1,200 healthcare sites of the Veterans Health Administration, according to a new Black Book report. After an expensive failed attempt, VA is planning on implementing a commercial EHR system in place of its VistA EHR to bring the federal agency up to speed technologically...
April 17, 2017 - A couple provisions in a new Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program rule proposal outline modifications to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements and validation processes. In a public document in the Federal Register, CMS proposed reductions to hospital eCQM reporting policies. In the 2017 calendar year reporting period (and 2019 fiscal year payment determination),...
April 14, 2017 - HIMSS is calling for a six-month delay to the federal requirements for healthcare organizations and providers to use 2015 Edition certified EHR technology in the EHR Incentive Programs and Quality Payment Program. In an April 11 letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, the organization cited delays in the availability of finalized test tools for software development and certification as warranting...
Findings from a recent EHR usability study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once brought to the fore the problem of clinical documentation in the digital age of healthcare. The study of EHR use, particularly copy-and-paste functionality, led to three major findings....
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