The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House last Thursday and will go to the Senate in mid-April will likely, in addition to instituting a permanent fix for the SGR, simplify quality reporting requirements for providers.
The federal health information technology coordinator's proposed certification rule signals that the agency wants to better ensure that electronic health-record systems perform as promised.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's new certification rule, released Friday, may signal a new direction for the agency: ensuring that electronic health-record systems perform as advertised.
Draft regulations the CMS issued last Friday would add a third and final stage to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records.
Electronic health-record interoperability is at the heart of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's half of a two-pronged federal rule-making effort announced Friday.
A proposed final rule for Stage 3 of the electronic health-record meaningful-use program is expected as soon as Wednesday, an HHS official told Modern Healthcare.
Interoperability, cybercrime and George W. Bush, the first presidential patron of health information technology, will be the three biggest draws at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention, running April 12-16 in Chicago.
Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.
The White House last Friday proposed providing $215 million in funding for a sweeping effort involving the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help fulfill the promise of what President...
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Dr. Michael James McCoy its first chief health information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of EHR systems.
A new report from the federal health IT coordinator calls for most providers to be able to use their EHR systems to send, receive and use “a common set of electronic clinical information ... at the nationwide level by the end of 2017.”
The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.