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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.

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...

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.

One Medical Researcher’s Take on EHR Usability and the Impact on Patient Care

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.

ONC’s New Leadership Emphasizes Shifting Priorities in Media Briefing

July 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.

Survey: Hospital, Office Physicians Say EHRs Hinder Patient Interaction, in Different Ways

July 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about electronic health records (EHRs) and the impact on patient interactions, one survey has found that hospital-based physicians and office-based physicians have slightly different concerns about how...

Legislators Introduce Bill to Ease Meaningful Use Requirements

July 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to ease meaningful use requirements on physicians.

Greenway Health EHR Gets 2015 ONC Health IT Certification

July 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greenway Health, the Carrollton, Ga.-based health IT vendor, has announced that its SuccessEHS electronic health record (EHR) product has achieved 2015 ONC Health IT certification.

One Small Hospital CIO on Exchanging Data and the Health IT Road Ahead

June 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Milford Regional Hospital’s CIO discusses how the hospital is progressing with interoperability, and what else is top of mind for her as a health IT leader.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Clinical Information Systems

June 27, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the past several days, Healthcare Informatics has revealed its top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories. Next up is the Clinical Information Systems segment.

Does the eClinicalWorks Settlement Shine a Light on Patient Safety, Interoperability Issues?

June 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Some health IT leaders contend that the False Claims Act lawsuit settlement with eClinicalWorks shines a spotlight on the lack of interoperability and the need for a stronger focus on health IT-related patient safety. What are the potential policy implications?

AHA Calls on CMS to Cancel Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

June 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for information on CMS flexibilities and efficiencies, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is calling on the agency to further reduce regulatory burdens on hospitals and health...

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