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In Georgia, Helping Physicians Move Forward on MACRA/MIPS, EHRs, and APMs

April 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS

Allscripts Solution Said to “Deliver Fully Certified 2015 Edition Technology”

April 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Allscripts has attested that, through a partnership with Drummond Group LLC, it has developed a solution that is certified to enable clinicians to meet the requirements of the meaningful use program as well as the Quality Payment Program.

AMA, Regenstrief Institute Launch EHR Clinical Learning Platform for Medical Schools

April 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Regenstrief Institute collaborated on the development of the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform to ensure more medical students and medical trainees gain real-world experience using EHRs during their training...

Black Book: Cerner Best Suited to Replace VA’s VistA EHR System

April 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intending to replace its antiquated EHR system with a commercial product, a new Black Book survey has revealed that Cerner would be the health IT vendor best up to the task.

VA Considering Software-as-a-Service Model for VistA EHR System

April 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued two requests for information (RFI) this week related to potentially replacing or enhancing its aging electronic health record (EHR) system, called the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)...

HIMSS Urges HHS Secretary Price to Delay 2015-Edition EHR Deadline

April 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, HIMSS recommends moving the start date for the requirements around using the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to July 1, 2018, rather than January 1, 2018.

Small Physician Practice Leaders: EHRs Cost us Money

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A study of small physician practice decision makers found that electronic health records (EHRs) will reduce the number of patients seen per day, thereby reducing the practice’s revenue.

Time is Running Out to Submit to the Healthcare Informatics 100

April 10, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Submissions for the Healthcare Informatics 100, our annual listing of the top health IT vendors, based on revenue from the previous fiscal year, will be closing soon

Physicians’ Time Evenly Split Between Seeing Patients and “Desktop Medicine”

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Physicians spend essentially the same time seeing patients as they do on “desktop medicine,” according to new research published in the April issue of Health Affairs.

University of Maryland Medical System Earns HIMSS Stage 6 Recognition

March 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), based in Baltimore, has achieved Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) for the ambulatory environment.

CDC Survey: Cardiologists, Neurologists Have Highest EHR Adoption Rates

March 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Electronic Health Records Survey, office-based cardiologists and neurologists have the highest electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates by specialty, at 95.6 percent and 94.5 percent...

In a Top-Heavy EHR Market, Optimization Becomes the Focus

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly focused on getting benefits from the EHR products that they have invested so much money into.

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