ARRA/HITECH

Public vs. Private HIEs (Part 3)

October 31, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Leading HIE executives share their thoughts at the HIE landscape and different operational models in a time of uncertainty for the industry. Part 3 of this four-part series is with Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, which operates...

CCHIT is Shutting Down

October 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a Chicago-based nonprofit, is shutting down operations after 10 years in service.

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Intermountain’s Probst Says It's Time to Declare MU Victory and Move On

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the CHIME Fall Forum, being held in San Antonio, Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, shares his perspectives on the meaningful use process, and the recent departures at ONC

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: Board Chair-Elect Chuck Christian on the Meaningful Use Journey

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Chuck Christian, CIO at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, and board chair-elect of CHIME, discusses meaningful use—his own organization’s journey, and that of the industry as a whole

Why do Most Nurses Dislike their EHR? Take One Guess

October 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Midterm elections, Ebola, ISIS---October has turned into the month of anger. Of course, this has seeped into the health IT world with nearly 14,000 nurses at inpatient facilities recently declaring their dissatisfaction for EHRs and their IT departments.

DeSalvo, Reider Departures Concern Association

October 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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In a statement, Robert M. Wah, M.D., the President of the American Medical Association (AMA) expressed concern over the recent departures of the top two people at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Washington Debrief: Health IT Leaders in Shock over DeSalvo, Reider Departures

October 27, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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Health IT leaders were shocked last week to learn the top two health IT officials from the Obama administration are leaving their posts. Late Thursday afternoon, Dr. DeSalvo announced to staff her “immediate” reassignment to the Office of the Assistant...

In Manhattan, One Radiology Group Pushes Ahead on Meaningful Use

October 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As the meaningful use process evolves forward, many radiology group leaders continue to face questions around MU in the radiological context. But East River Medical Imaging in Manhattan is pushing ahead anyway.

Washington Debrief: ONC Receives Praise and Criticism for Interoperability Roadmap

October 20, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) introduced a new set of details regarding their interoperability roadmap last week, garnering both praise and criticism during a joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees...

AMA’s Letter Outlines Recommendations for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

October 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The American Medical Association (AMA) sent a letter this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations for Stage 3 of meaningful use.

GUEST BLOG: Population Health: Are We REALLY Ready for Value-Based Care and Coordination?

October 17, 2014     Linda Lockwood and Michael Garzone
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It’s one thing to say our industry needs to shift from fee-for-service to outcomes-based payment. It’s quite another to get there. Population health has certainly become THE healthcare buzzword, and rightfully so. Early successes show promise in improving the...

Federal HIT Committees OK Public API Recommendations to ONC

October 15, 2014     David Raths
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An Oct. 15 joint Health IT Policy/Standards Committee meeting approved a set of task force recommendations that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services focus effort on a public API (application...
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