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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

Premier: Population Health Shift Causing Healthcare Orgs to Increase Spending

October 29, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare organizations’ capital budgets are on the rise as C-suite leaders look to effectively manage population health, according to the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc.’s fall 2015 Economic Outlook survey.

Solid Clinical Recommendations

October 23, 2015  | 
Now that we have broad deployment of electronic health records, how do we make recommendation systems trustworthy?

Live From Delaware Telehealth Conference: Progress and Speed Bumps

October 21, 2015  |  David Raths
A new Delaware law will require commercial insurers to cover telehealth visits. At an all-day conference at the University of Delaware on Oct. 20, healthcare leaders from around the First State came together to assess how they might take advantage of the changing...

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

ARRA/MU Stage 3: Imaging Implications

October 14, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Application providers and healthcare providers need to think creatively in terms of achieving ARRA/MU Stage 3 objectives, especially when it comes to imaging.

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...


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