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Many could lose out on EHR incentives payments
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Billions of dollars in federal electronic health-record incentive payments appear to be in jeopardy as hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals that 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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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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New York funds statewide health information network
By WBFO.org | August 13, 2014
New York residents will soon be able to have their medical records follow them wherever they go across the state. The goal is to make it easier for doctors anywhere in New York to treat residents taking part in HEALTHeLINK, which is only available in western New York.
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EHR group calls for better matching patients, records
By Joseph Conn | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Making electronic healthcare information more readily available and useful will require better ways to match patients to their records and a harmonization of privacy regulations, a healthcare information technology trade group has told a pair of U.S. senators.
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Practice-management system vendors launch trade group
By Joseph Conn | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association, a not-for-profit trade group for developers of software systems used by office-based physicians to keep patient accounts and track claims, opened for business Monday. The group hopes to answer what some see as a need for an industry voice for...
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Oregon prison staff urge digital health records
By Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) | August 12, 2014
State prison officials hope to persuade the governor that it’s time to convert the health records of Oregon inmates to an electronic system. Prison officials plan to make a new pitch to the governor’s office this summer to transfer the files to a digital storehouse.
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Follow feds' call to action on interoperability
By Nicholas J. Valeriani | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Just over 10 years ago, Apple made a difficult decision that would have an extraordinary impact on its future. At a time when the company had only 3% of the computer marketshare, two executives defied Steve Jobs to make iTunes compatible with the Windows operating system. Making iTunes...
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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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