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House Bill Aims to Incentivize Adoption of EHRs by Behavioral Health Providers

July 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Last week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology by behavioral health providers.

GAO Examines Patients’ Frustrations with EHRs

July 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Following up on a GAO report from earlier this year on patients’ accessing their health records, a new commentary post from the agency explores some of the reasons why people don’t use their electronic health records (EHRs) more.

Large Senior Living Providers Outperforming Smaller Providers in EHR Adoption

July 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty percent of the nation’s largest 150 nonprofit senior living providers have adopted electronic medical record/electronic health record (EHR/EMR) systems, and nearly 30 percent are in the upper tiers of EHR adoption, according to the findings from two recent...

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Study: What do Patients Value about Reading Their Visit Notes?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New research on the OpenNotes initiative has revealed multiple core themes on what patients value most about having access to their visit notes.

Report: Clinical Decision Support Market to Reach $4.97B by 2021

July 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A changing healthcare landscape that includes a shift to value-based reimbursement will transform the clinical decision support systems market in the U.S., according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.

Baylor, Geisinger Partner on Diagnostic Safety Lab

July 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Baylor College of Medicine researchers are teaming with integrated health system Geisinger to develop a systematic approach to measure and improve diagnostic performance.

At the HIT Summit-Denver, a Robust Discussion of the CIO-CMIO Relationship

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation

Senators Urge CMS to Recover MU Overpayments

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Two U.S. senators are advocating for CMS to recover meaningful use overpayments that the government mistakenly doled out over a recent three-year span, as estimated in a recent report from OIG.

DoD Rolls Out Cerner EHR at Second Military Base

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington State went live with the MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system from Cerner on Saturday, marking the second site to come online as part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s initial operating capacity program.

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

CMS Proposed Rule: MU Stage 3 Reporting Requirements Won’t Change

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a payment rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that reporting requirements for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program would not change, with the last stage of the federal program on track to commence on Jan. 1...
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