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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.

Digital Health Venture Capital Funding Tops $4 Billion in First Half of 2017

July 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Global venture capital (VC) funding for health IT companies in the first half of 2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year with a record $4 billion raised in 359 deals versus the $3 billion raised from 286 deals in the first half of 2016, according to a report...

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.

Plunging Ahead: Advanced Physician Organization Leaders Move Forward to Manage Risk

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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For the July/August Healthcare Informatics cover story, advanced medical group leaders share how they are analyzing and using data to feed continuous clinical and operational performance improvement

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...

Mayo Clinic Kicks Off $1.5B Epic EHR Rollout

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mayo Clinic has started the process of moving to a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo sites in Wisconsin—a $1.5 billion dollar effort in total, according to reports.

AMIA Backs Federal Health IT R&D Framework, Offers Recommendations

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In comments submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, AMIA applauded federal officials for developing a draft strategic framework for health IT research and development.

Survey: Following eClinicalWorks Settlement, Some Providers Losing Confidence in EHR Vendors

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the wake of the recent eClinicalWorks $155 settlement, most healthcare professionals said they are extremely unlikely to consider partnering with the vendor in the future, and some, more broadly, are losing confidence in other EHR vendors.

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