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Nearly All Hospitals Using Certified EHRs, But Children’s and Psychiatric Hospitals Continue to Lag in EHR Adoption

May 31, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In 2015, 84 percent of the nation’s hospitals reported adoption of at least a basic electronic health record (EHR) system, a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to new survey data released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: athenahealth: Accelerating its Growth in Hospital IT

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In early 2015, the Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, the provider of ambulatory cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems, made quite a splash when it jumped into the hospital market with two strategic acquisitions of inpatient EHR systems.

Washington Debrief: Ransomware Subject of Senate Hearing

May 23, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary examined what authority the nation’s law enforcement agencies need to pursue botnets and to prosecute those illegally accessing or manipulating data.

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

AHA Supports Draft Legislation to Include Hospitals in MU Flexibility

May 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), the American Hospital Association voiced it support for proposals in draft legislation that would make changes to the meaningful use program.

ONC Task Force: No ‘Show-Stopping’ Barriers to API Requirements

May 15, 2016  |  David Raths
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A task force of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has prepared a series of recommendations to address privacy and security concerns around application programming interfaces.

Study: Behavioral Health Diagnoses, Visits and Hospitalizations Underrepresented in EHRs

April 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Electronic health records inadequately capture mental health diagnoses, provider visits, specialty care, hospitalizations and medications, which could lead to medical errors, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

April 14, 2016  |  Kayt Sukel
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After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10.

Report: ONC’s Regional Extension Centers Program Boosted EHR Adoption

April 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Regional Extension Centers (RECs) program had a significant impact on increasing meaningful use success among physicians and small providers, according to an ONC report.

Washington Debrief: Senate Committee Moves Ahead with Medical Innovation Legislation, Including Health IT

April 11, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The Senate HELP Committee wrapped-up committee-level discussions on the Innovation for Healthier Americans initiative, including proposals to advance precision medicine and improve nationwide interoperability, sending the package of bills to the Senate floor...

Study: 75% of Adults Will Use Personal Health Records by 2020, Exceeding MU Targets

April 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers have projected that 75 percent of adults will use a personal health record (PHR) by 2020, even without additional incentives, exceeding the adoption targets of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3 guidelines.

CHIME, AHA Press for More Flexibility Under Meaningful Use During Health Subcommittee Hearing on MACRA Implementation

March 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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During a U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health hearing this week on the implementation of Medicare payment reforms, organizations representing hospitals and the CIOs and health information technology leaders who work at hospitals called for more flexibility...

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