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CMS adds flexibility in EHR meaningful-use rule
By Darius Tahir | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program.
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CMS finalizes EHR meaningful-use rule, adds some flexibility
By Darius Tahir | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS late Friday finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The agency had first proposed the idea in a May draft rule. Friday's final rule left the May proposal...
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ONC chief Karen DeSalvo on EHRs, IT safety
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' fifth national coordinator for health IT, discusses progress toward meaningful use of electronic health records, the push for EHR interoperability and the proposed Health IT Safety Center.
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Number of providers facing Stage 2 EHR hurdle puts billions at stake
By Joseph Conn | August 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Billions of dollars in federal electronic health-record incentive payments appear to be in jeopardy as hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals who got an early start on the payment program face a more stringent set of criteria this year, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of...
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Vital Signs
Allscripts users hear financial, population health pep talks
By Joseph Conn | August 13, 2014
Allscripts CEO Paul Black, speaking Wednesday at the company's annual user conference, pivoted between assuring clients of the company's fiscal health and highlighting its focus on providers' needs for products geared toward population health management.
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Allscripts posts higher revenue, smaller loss in Q2
By Joseph Conn | August 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Executives from electronic health-record systems developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions head into their annual users' group meeting next week with mixed financial news. The Chicago-based company reported a second-quarter loss, but a smaller one than for the same period last year—and...
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Hospitals' EHR progress is tale of some progress, some inertia: study
By Darius Tahir | August 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
American hospitals fall into three groups in their adoption of electronic health records, according to a study in Health Affairs released Thursday. A small set of high achievers represents 5.8% of hospitals. These can meet the second-stage standards set forth by the federal government. A larger...
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Stage 2 attestations inch upward, latest CMS data indicate
By Joseph Conn | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals are inching closer to upgrading their electronic health-record systems, but significant progress remains limited to a small handful of providers, the latest CMS data show.
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Hospitals lead docs, patients in health information exchange
By Joseph Conn | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
When it comes to the electronic exchange of health information, hospitals are far ahead of office-based physicians, who are well ahead of their patients, according to multiple surveys presented by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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DeSalvo says providers, hospitals on track for EHR Stage 2
By Darius Tahir | August 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Karen DeSalvo, looking beyond current data, said she's confident hospitals and providers are on track to meet current deadlines to attest to being ready for the second stage of the electronic health-record incentive program.
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