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Does Certified EHR Technology Need Simplified Standards?


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


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,...

Half of Medical Providers Lack EHR Interoperability Roadmap


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...

Seven ICD-10 Transition Steps Medical Coders Should Follow


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...

Concerns on Proposed Meaningful Use Requirements Abound


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...

EHR Adoption Challenges Solved through Data Entry Transfer


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 &...

Finalization of Stage 3 Meaningful Use May Need Postponement


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...

Errors after ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Affect Reimbursement


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...

EHR Interoperability Solutions Progress in Healthcare Sector


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...

Tailored Physician EHR Use Necessary for Evolving Industry


The healthcare industry is changing every day and new, revolutionary processes are continuing to affect patient care and population health outcomes. Whether it’s through patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations...

EHR Implementation Weakens Productivity, Improves Revenue


EHR implementation has had a variety of goals throughout the healthcare industry including achieving the triple aim of healthcare, which focuses on improving the quality of patient care, reducing healthcare costs, and boosting population...

Key Steps for ICD-10 Preparation before October 1 Deadline


The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be here momentarily. Healthcare providers have little more than four months left before October 1, which means their ICD-10 preparation efforts must move forward quickly in order to be ready for the...

Medical Data Exchange, Cloud Solutions Impact EHR Design


Over the last two decades, the medical industry has changed drastically in terms of patient care and access to medical records. It was nearly impossible to obtain one’s own health record 20 years ago. Forbes reports that patients had...

Modifications to Meaningful Use Requirements Find Backing


Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new proposed rule with several key modifications to meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The general public has...

Why You Should Support the Safe Harbor ICD-10 Conversion Bill


The ICD-10 conversion brings with it many complications and physician groups across the country are looking to avoid putting additional time and monetary strain among providers from implementing the new coding set. In that attempt,...

Do Certified EHR Technology, Alerts Risk Patient Safety?


After the HITECH Act was passed and the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were established, healthcare providers began computerizing their patient records and adopting certified EHR technology in an effort to promote care....

EHR Interoperability Stalled Due to Information Blocking


When it comes to the practice of medicine and drug discovery, the federal government plays a role in supporting these sectors and developing legislation that opens up avenues for healthcare professionals and scientific researchers. The...

Health IT Standards, Information Governance Needed in Medicine


The health IT industry may be very complex but common standards – especially those of certified EHR technology – tend to elucidate guidelines that vendors and providers need to follow in order to successfully attest to meaningful use...

Three Steps to Follow Before ICD-10 Conversion Deadline


If any providers still think there will be another ICD-10 delay, they may be mistaken. The ICD-10 conversion is moving forward and a full implementation will take place on October 1, 2015. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems...

EHR Incentive Programs Sparked Market to Reach $25 Billion


The meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have brought forth an era of electronic data access for the healthcare industry. The EHR market has never been stronger and recent findings illustrate...



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