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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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On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

North Carolina Medical Group Leaders Streamline Referral Processes

November 24, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Like many healthcare organizations, Raleigh Medical Group has been challenged with finding the most efficient way to exchange patients’ clinical records with other providers with the aim of quickly closing the loop on patient care.

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

Washington Debrief: CHIME Calls for Ending Pass/Fail Construct to Meaningful Use

November 23, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
CHIME submitted comments on the CMS Request for Information (RFI), which sought input in operationalizing Section 101 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Note Writing 101: At UPMC, Clinical Documentation Improvement Starts with Understanding the Value

November 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Sometimes, even for the most prominent of healthcare leaders, a scaled-back, simple approach that includes a rethinking of values is necessary to make real change.

AMA Delegates Adopt Policies on Prescription Drug Monitoring and Meaningful Use

November 18, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) policy-making House of Delegates at its interim meeting yesterday adopted a number of health IT-related policies, including a policy aimed at streamlining meaningful use requirements.

CHIME to CMS: Time to Streamline MU, Align Quality Measures

November 18, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In a letter to CMS, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has urged policymakers to streamline the meaningful use program and reduce the reporting burden on providers by better aligning quality measures.

The Physician Waiting Game (Room): Documentation Burdens Mount for Clinician Leaders

November 17, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Clinical documentation remains a huge burden for practicing physicians, years after the vast majority of them signed onto and into EHRs. But industry leaders are proposing some solutions to the conundrums.

Washington Debrief: Medical Identity Theft a Concern for Congress; CMS Releases New FAQs on MU

November 16, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Leaders of the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees last week sought answers from the Obama administration on what’s being done to assist victims of medical identity theft.

EHNAC Accredits Two Data Registries for Handling PHI

November 16, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has granted full accreditation status to two beta test participants, Alpha II, LLC and FIGmd, Inc., for its Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP).

Research: Hospital EHR Adoption Increases, but Challenges Continue

November 12, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While electronic health record (EHR) adoption has increased steadily in U.S. hospitals since 2010, challenges—such as getting small and rural hospitals to adopt the technology—do remain, according to new research published in Health Affairs.

Novel Patient Engagement Approach

November 9, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Wellpepper is exemplary in applying technology to address patient engagement for ARRA/MU
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