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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...

What are the Potential Ripple Effects of the eClinicalWorks Settlement?

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the wake of the settlement of a False Claims Act lawsuit against EHR vendor eClinicalWorks, does the case shed light on deficiencies in the health IT certification program? Is more oversight needed? Health IT industry leaders weigh in on the implications.

OIG Report Estimates CMS Overpaid $729M in MU Payments; How Concerning are the Findings?

June 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a three-year span starting in 2011, CMS overpaid an estimated $729 million in Medicare EHR incentive payments to eligible professionals who did not comply with federal meaningful use requirements, according to an OIG report.

Health IT Now Again Calls for Refocus of ONC’s Oversight Authority

June 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Health IT Now Coalition has once again written a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Tom Price, M.D., urging the federal agency to promote interoperability, reduce regulatory barriers, and refocus the role of the ONC.

eClinicalWorks Will Pay $155M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

May 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Electronic health records (EHR) software vendor eClinicalWorks, and some of its employees, will pay $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit. The company allegedly violated federal law by misrepresenting the capabilities of its software and for...

Up-and-Comers 2017: SA Ignite’s Laser Focus on Regulatory Optimization

May 26, 2017  |  David Raths
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Tom Lee, Ph.D. has built a solid company around creating software nicknamed the “TurboTax for Meaningful Use,” because it makes regulatory compliance easier for health systems.

Global EHR Market to Hit $33B by 2025, Report Finds

May 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The global electronic health records (EHR) market is expected to reach $33.4 billion by 2025, according to new analysis from Research and Markets.

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

athenahealth Expands Guarantee Program to Include MU Stage 3 for Hospitals

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor, has expanded its guarantee program to include a meaningful use (MU) Stage 3 guarantee for hospitals.

Genevieve Morris Named ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator

May 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genevieve Morris has been tapped by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as principal deputy national coordinator for health IT.

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