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Will Altering EHR Incentive Programs Raise EHR Implementation?

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While the HITECH Act and meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have truly increased the number of healthcare providers implementing and utilizing EHR systems, new research suggests that these federal...

Reducing Alert Fatigue Prevents Pharmacy Medication Errors

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Within the healthcare industry, as more health IT systems and EHR platforms were installed over the last few years in order to meet meaningful use requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs, the number of alert notifications that physicians...

Health IT Certification Policies Affect Healthcare Reforms

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Over the last five years, healthcare providers have had to pay greater attention to policy changes, meaningful use requirements, and ongoing ICD-1o transition delays as the nation worked toward reforming the medical sector to greater benefit...

Kareo, McKesson Lead the Way in EHR and Health IT Systems

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When healthcare providers are looking to either implement or upgrade their EHR and health IT systems, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. Ever since the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use requirements were established under...

How to Improve Patient Portal Use in Emergency Care

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Initiatives around patient engagement and the push toward widespread patient portal use are continually being developed throughout the medical care sector. With the federal government establishing meaningful use objectives on patient engagement...

EHR Data Interoperability Needs Strong Security Platforms

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Within the healthcare industry, EHR data interoperability has become all the rage, as medical providers, the federal government, media, and health IT vendors continue discussing the impact and benefits of interoperable, electronic patient records....

Outcomes after ICD-10 Transition Deadline Look Promising

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Those who have had concerns about the coming ICD-10 transition deadline may have less to worry about now that the latest batch of ICD-10 end-to-end testing from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been successful. The acceptance...

Clinical Quality Reporting Needs Close Association with Vendor

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High quality healthcare services are a vital goal of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is why the two organizations set forth quality initiatives to keep...

Are Meaningful Use Requirements Enough for Patient Engagement?

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As Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements have pushed forward the need for healthcare providers to offer patients a means to download, view, and transmit their electronic medical information, more healthcare facilities have implemented patient portals...

How Certified EHR Technology Affects Population Health Outcomes

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Population health management is a vital aspect of enhancing patient outcomes across the medical industry and ensuring a healthier community of people in the majority of regions across the country. Certified EHR technology can be used alongside...

Will Health IT Systems Improve Radiology Reporting?

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Within the healthcare industry, there are a wide variety of different professionals who participate in managing patient care including treatment and diagnosis. Health IT systems and EHR technology play a role in every medical providers’...

Does Certified EHR Technology Need Simplified Standards?

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Healthcare providers seeking to successfully attest to meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will need to implement certified EHR technology in their medical practice. The Centers for Medicare &...

ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week Shows Few Coding Errors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the results of its second effective Medicare FFS ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, which took place at the end of April. Starting on April 27 and ending on May 1, clearinghouses,...

Half of Medical Providers Lack EHR Interoperability Roadmap

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Both medical device and EHR interoperability is emerging as a key concept throughout the healthcare IT field. More providers and vendors than ever before are making connectivity a priority in the coming years. Whether it’s diagnostics,...

Seven ICD-10 Transition Steps Medical Coders Should Follow

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With only four months to go until October 1, healthcare providers who are behind in their implementation of the new diagnostic coding set need to follow specific ICD-10 transition steps to ensure success by the compliance deadline. From integrating...

Concerns on Proposed Meaningful Use Requirements Abound

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With the deadline for public comments regarding the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements at an end, various healthcare groups and medical providers submitted their opinions on the regulations in the nick of time. The American Hospital...

EHR Adoption Challenges Solved through Data Entry Transfer

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Once the HITECH Act was passed in 2009, EHR adoption and implementation of health IT systems grew tremendously over the coming years, as more providers began focusing on obtaining financial incentives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Finalization of Stage 3 Meaningful Use May Need Postponement

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With more providers, vendors, and stakeholders sending their comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with regard to the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rule, it becomes more apparent that the deadline for the last stage...

Errors after ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Affect Reimbursement

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The ICD-10 compliance deadline is right around the corner and providers will need to be ready to transition to the new coding set by October in order to receive sufficient reimbursements for medical care services from the Centers for Medicare...

EHR Interoperability Solutions Progress in Healthcare Sector

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EHR interoperability is the name of the game, as healthcare providers and health IT vendors begin to realize the importance of connecting systems and medical devices to better communicate and share data throughout a medical organization. National...

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