Washington Debrief: Flex-IT Bill Makes Series of Meaningful Use Program Changes

August 4, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) introduced legislation last week that makes a series of substantial improvements to the Meaningful Use Program, including a delay in the release Stage 3 rules.

Report: Epic Shocked Upon Learning of Cerner/DoD Deal

August 3, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Employees at the Verona, Wis.-based vendor Epic Systems were initially taken aback that it was Cerner Corp. that was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract, according to a report from The Capital Times, a Madison, Wis...

CHIME Pushes Congress to Address Stage 3 Meaningful Use Problems

August 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
CHIME interim vice president of public policy Leslie Krigstein speaks with HCI’s Mark Hagland about the complex set of issues the association is hoping to get Congress to address around Stage 3 of meaningful use and interoperability

Industry Groups Urge Feds to Publish Final MU Modifications

August 3, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several healthcare stakeholder organizations have written a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urging the department to publish the final rule for the modifications to the meaningful use program from 2015-2017.

Sharing More Than Just Data

August 3, 2015   |  David Raths
At the HL7 Genomics meeting in Washington, D.C., last month, Intermountain Healthcare Chief Medical Informatics Officer Stan Huff, M.D., made a compelling argument for the nonprofit Health Services Platform Consortium as an approach that would allow for the...

NIH Clinical Center Becomes First Federal Hospital to Reach HIMSS Stage 7

August 3, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinics have been awarded Stage 7 Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) designation by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

CHIME’s Branzell on the DoD-Cerner Deal: Public Perceptions Didn’t Match Reality

July 31, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell admonishes his colleagues to consider the breadth of the enterprise challenges facing the Cerner/Leidos/ Accenture Federal consortium now that it has won the new DoD EHR contract

Mixed Feelings Pour in Over Cerner/DoD EHR Deal

July 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
The health IT industry was full of mixed feelings as it began to digest the news that the Cerner Corp./Leidos-led team was granted the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract.

AMA Backs Legislation to Delay MU Stage 3

July 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Association (AMA) is backing new legislation introduced intro Congress that aims to address many of the problems U.S. physicians have with the meaningful use program.

A Conversation with Taylor Davis, VP, Consulting Services, KLAS

July 30, 2015   |  Chuck Appleby, Ph.D., Appleby & Associates, LLC
We had so much to talk about in our conversation with Taylor Davis for the 2015 HCI 100 feature story (to be released shortly) that we continue the discussion here.

Five Key Questions That Will Need To Be Answered About the DoD/Cerner Contract (and Cannot Possibly Be Answered Right Now)

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions

BREAKING NEWS: Cerner/Leidos-Led Team Wins DoD EHR Contract

July 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The winner of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) massive Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract is a team headed by the Kansas-City based EHR vendor Cerner Corp., according to a report...
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