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“You Need to Know Where Your Data Lives and Breathes.”  A conversation with Allscripts Kevin Ritter on Security and Meaningful Use Stage 3

Meaningful Use Stage 3 final rule has been released, and healthcare executives and partners across the industry are still reacting.  Kevin Ritter, Vice President of Managed Services at Allscripts sat down with Healthcare Informatics to discuss the latest requirements, the massive impact MU Stage 3 will have on security issues, and the security strategies needed to protect PHI across the enterprise.  

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Some Inconvenient Truths for CMS

November 17, 2015  |  David Raths
AMIA expresses concern that a focus on conformance to certification criteria has inadvertently led to a “develop-to-the-test” approach, and has affected the functionality and usability of EHRs.

Live from iHT2-Beverly Hills: AMIA CEO Fridsma Sees a Consumer-Driven Landscape, Post-MU

November 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), gave attendees at the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills a glimpse of the post-meaningful use landscape of healthcare IT development

What Does EMR Optimization Actually Mean? So Much More Than Just Working Out the Kinks

October 29, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
It was a pleasure to hear from The Advisory Board's Doug Thompson on the meaning and execution of EMR optimization, as he clarified for an HCI webinar audience this week what the term really means—and doesn’t mean

Epic, Cerner Predicted to Take Hold of the Ambulatory EHR Market

October 19, 2015  |  Heather Landi
According to a peer60 report looking at both vendor market share and mind share of the ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) market, both Epic and Cerner are predicted to take even larger portions of the market among outpatient care facilities.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: CHIME Advocacy Directors Affirm Patient ID, Cybersecurity, and Meaningful Use as Key Areas of Focus

October 15, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
In a lively briefing for members of the healthcare press, CHIME’s advocacy directors shared with representatives of the media their core lobbying strategies at a time of swirling change in healthcare

Why Unique Device Identifiers Will Soon Be Required in EHRs

October 14, 2015  |  David Raths
When a patient needs an implanted device replaced, how do clinicians identify which particular implant the person has? The answer is that they often change hats from surgeons to detectives to try to piece together that information.

First Look at Stage 3: CMS Sticks to Its Guns on APIs, Patient Engagement

October 7, 2015  |  David Raths
CMS disagreed with those who said that the API functionality could not be implemented successfully by 2018 “as the technology is already in widespread use in other industries and API functions already exist in the health IT industry.”

BREAKING: Healthcare IT Leaders React to Stage 3 Final Rule Release

October 6, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Individual healthcare leaders and healthcare associations reacted quickly to the final rule’s release, expressing cautious optimism, but also wanting to review the details of the 752-page rule

Same Day That Final Rules Appear, ONC Hears About Clinical Documentation Burden

October 6, 2015  |  David Raths
On the same day that CMS would later unveil its EHR Incentive Program final rules, an ONC committee meeting focused on health IT’s role in support of payment reform initiatives. Committee members, however, raised concerns about the clinical documentation...

AMIA’s Fridsma: Lessons Learned From Meaningful Use

October 5, 2015  |  David Raths
Speaking at the Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Health Science Informatics, Doug Fridsma, president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, described several lessons learned at ONC during the meaningful use roll-out.

David Blumenthal, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on MU, HIE, and the Future of Data-Driven Healthcare

October 5, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The complex meaningful use process will soon give way to inevitable progress towards a more data-connected, data-facilitated healthcare future, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, M.D. told his iHT2 audience in New York last week

Is Direct the Rodney Dangerfield of Interoperability?

September 7, 2015  |  David Raths
Several years ago, when the Office of the National Coordinator put its weight behind the Direct protocol as a way for providers to exchange information, some people working in the health information exchange space were concerned that it was a short-term...


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