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Is the Industry Ready for the ICD-10 Implementation Deadline?

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The healthcare industry is steadily preparing for the ICD-10 implementation deadline on October 1, 2015. While some organizations are ahead of the curve, others are behind and may need additional time to catch up. Survey results from the Workgroup...

Patient Portals and Tracking Devices Driving Engagement

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As EHR systems, patient portals, telemedicine, electronic prescribing, and other technologies continue affecting the healthcare industry, more stakeholders are considering how these tools are impacting patient engagement. For instance, a Harris...

Do Patient Engagement Measures Address Privacy Concerns?

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With patient engagement measures playing a significant role in the recently released Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed ruling, it becomes more imperative than in prior years to better understand how to effectively engage patients in their own healthcare....

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule: Is More Time Needed?

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With the comment period open for providing feedback on the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) are likely to receive...

Do EHRs Truly Reduce Costs and Improve Quality of Care?

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The federal government has pushed forward health IT adoption across the medical industry for a variety of reasons. Two major incentives for increasing the use of EHRs and health IT systems is that it is believed to improve the quality of care...

How EHRs and Telehealth Technology Affect Healthcare

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Health IT along with EHRs and telehealth technology is impacting the medical sector and patient care in a variety of ways. Other healthcare reforms like the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs) require the implementation...

Why Providers Seek EHR Flexibility Standards From CMS

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Over the last several years, a multitude of providers have found meaningful use requirements too complex and advanced to reach as quickly as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates. Specifically, the healthcare industry...

How Cloud Brings Innovation to Acute Care EHR Technology

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The healthcare sector has seen significant advancements in recent years, as EHR adoption rates have skyrocketed and electronic prescribing systems take hold across hospitals and medical practices. However, there are significant lapses in advancing...

Why EHR Copy-and-Paste Functionality Risks Patient Care

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EHR technology has brought a significant amount of benefits to the healthcare industry from improving data accuracy and patient care to simplifying health information exchange and ensuring greater safety regarding medication prescriptions. However,...

Do EHR Technology Challenges Outweigh the Benefits?

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With the push from the federal government through its Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the majority of healthcare providers across the US have adopted EHR technology to improve patient safety and quality of care. However, the question...

Myriad Resources Devoted to Patient Engagement Improvements

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The healthcare sector and world at large is moving farther away from paper-based sources of information to digital communication. More and more patients are now using portals to access their own medical records. Patient engagement is a key endeavor...

Latest Health IT Certification Criteria Extends Beyond MU

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Around the same time as the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule was announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the 2015 Edition for Health IT Certification...

Are Lab Test Displays Subpar Among EHR Technology?

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EHR technology is a vital part of physician care, starting with the examination and leading toward diagnosis and treatment. An essential part of developing EHRs is ensuring that the information presented in the systems’ screens, such as laboratory...

Epic Trails in Black Book Ranking of Inpatient EHR Vendors

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Between system replacements, EHR interoperability issues, and ICD-10 implementation delays, the health IT landscape has been as complex as ever over the last year. In an effort to get the industry ready for coming challenges, Black Book Market...

How to Improve Patient Engagement in the Provider Community

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Patient engagement strategies have been heavily discussed in the media and among the vendor community, but digital participation on both the provider and patient side has been meek at best. The latest report from Chilmark Research on the patient...

ICD-10 Compliance, Stage 2 MU Prompt More IT Adoption

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The healthcare industry is on track for spending billions of dollars on health IT products throughout 2015. With the ICD-10 compliance deadline looming in October, most providers are looking to adopt advanced IT systems that incorporate the new...

New York Approaches Key Deadline for Electronic Prescribing

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UPDATE: On March 13, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that delays the e-prescribing of controlled substances by a full year. New York healthcare providers and pharmacies are approaching an important deadline for electronic...

Rural Physician Practice EHR Adoption Surpasses Urban Areas

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The tables have turned for physician practice EHR adoption rates in urban and rural settings according on an analysis of 2012 data published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). “The overall finding that...

athenahealth Reaches Health IT Partnership Deal with BIDMC

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Cloud-based health IT developer athenahealth has given itself another foothold in the hospital market by by reaching a health IT partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. On Tuesday, the Watertown-based company announced that it...

Epic Systems Wins Big in “Best of KLAS” EHR Rankings

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A number of Epic Systems products have achieved top marks in the annual Best of KLAS health IT and EHR rankings, including best overall physician practice vendor and best overall software suite in addition to other awards for acute care, ambulatory...

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