Although the CMS reimburses clinicians for advance care planning during Medicare patients' yearly wellness visits, the agency has yet to encourage patients to create their advance directives. Lawmakers and healthcare organizations hope that will change.
Hospitals evacuating patients from areas projected to be hit by Hurricane Irma are only one part of the puzzle. Other hospitals must take those patients in and have all of their patient records to properly care for them.
Detroit Venture Partners assisted NCT Ventures in leading an investment funding round for Columbus, Ohio-based PriorAuthNow, which closed on $3.6 million in investments, the company announced Tuesday.
If the rate of electronic health record adoption continues at its current pace, all hospitals in the country should have EHRs in the next four years. But when it comes to advanced EHR functions, the picture isn't so rosy.
In comments on a proposed MACRA rule, healthcare organizations said they were happy that the CMS eased EHR requirements for the 2018 performance year, but they still want greater flexibility in which EHRs they could use.
After losing $70 million in the second quarter of 2017, NantHealth is now laying off about a third of its employees.
The ONC is shifting away from a focus on meaningful use and toward one centered around data mobility and interoperability as it addresses the 21st Century Cures Act, the agency head said.
The change to certified EHR technology requirements mirrors the change for physicians in the Quality Payment Program proposed rule issued in June, which would also allow providers to continue using 2014 certified EHR technology for another year.
As part of the all-cash, $185 million deal, Allscripts will bring in McKesson's Sunrise EHR, which is directed at small hospitals.
Would-be members of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee have just a few days to get their applications in to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the Aug. 4 deadline approaches.
Riding high second-quarter earnings, the EHR vendor's president said he was skeptical about whether newcomers to the EHR market would be able to break through.
With its new Software Precertification Pilot Program, the FDA hopes to find a way to reduce the now significant burden on companies to get their software approved.