A CMS announcement that many doctors will see their 2015 Medicare payments cut by 1% for failing to meet federal electronic health-record incentive-payment program standards has provoked strong reactions from physician and hospital groups.
The use of personal health records by veterans remains low, paralleling the experience of the private healthcare sector. Only 30% of veterans had registered for the VA's patient portal and only 17% had authenticated their identity, giving them access to their health data and other functions as of...
Hospitals will have an extra month to attest to having met the criteria to receive incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records, the CMS said Monday.
The former chief financial officer of a Texas hospital pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Medicare about the center's use of electronic records.
As pressure mounts for the federal government to compel healthcare vendors and providers to ease the flow of data across various programs and technologies, a group of private-sector leaders has developed its own interoperability road map with its own standards and incentives.
Physicians should collect more information about patients' behavior and social environment in their electronic health records, according to an Institute of Medicine panel.
A North Carolina judge has confirmed an arbitration award of more than $9.7 million to Etransmedia Technology, a health IT services provider and a former value-added reseller of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' MyWay health IT systems. The decision caps a 19-month legal battle.
We are at the end of the last reporting period for Stage 2 of meaningful use for hospitals and the beginning of the last reporting period for physician practices. However, it appears that the post-acute care industry has been stuck with the task of figuring out what to do with the data and...
Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health information exchange on the structure of the Internet.
President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members’ most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we’ll tackle No. 8 on that list: participating in the CMS’...
The American Medical Association and several other large healthcare organizations are lobbing more complaints at HHS over its incentive program for electronic health records.