A CMS announcement last week that many doctors and hospitals 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.
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.
Intel Corp. and Utah hospital system Intermountain Healthcare are planning to test a system allowing clinicians to interact with electronic health records using gestures, Alice Borrelli, Intel's director of global health and workplace policy, revealed at a health IT event Wednesday.
Hospitals are further along in upgrading their electronic health-record systems to where they need to be than had seemed possible only a month ago, according to new data from the CMS.
Despite claims about improving safety and efficiency, EHRs are mostly designed for volume-based reimbursement, ensuring that information needed to bill for appointments and procedures is collected.
Patients like health information technology, think it's convenient, use it often and want more of it, according to a second national survey of U.S. adults by the National Partnership for Women & Families.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has adopted a new strategic plan that seeks to keep up the momentum of health IT adoption while taking steps to improve the penetration of information technology beyond hospitals and physician practices.
Efforts to bring an Internet-based solution to healthcare's lackluster capability to exchange electronic information has gained momentum with the cooperation of five rival developers of electronic health-record companies and four large, tech-savvy health systems.
Five major electronic health-record system developers and four information-technology pioneer provider organizations have formed an alliance to promote a new, Internet-based approach to interoperability and clinical information exchange.
Research studies confirm what clinical and IT leaders report: Quality of care improves when clinicians have easy access to the medical knowledge they need to make the right decisions at the point of care. By integrating resources within the clinical workflow, clinicians and institutions reduce...
Summary goes hereMore than 200 quality and performance measures used in 21 Medicare programs, including 35 measures used in the electronic health-record incentive payment program, are open to public comment as part of an annual review by a group convened by the National Quality Forum.
A list of the nation's top EHR vendors, based on total number of providers where vendor is the primary EHR vendor. Data is through Nov. 13, 2014. Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Published Dec. 1, 2014. p. 30