The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's new certification rule, released Friday, may signal a new direction for the agency: ensuring that electronic health-record systems perform as advertised.
EHR developers are hoping the draft regulations issued Friday prove more flexible and focused than earlier editions that led to delays in software certification and tripped up providers trying to meet the requirements for using the technology.
Draft regulations the CMS issued last Friday would add a third and final stage to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records.
New York's attempt to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old health information technology villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.
Draft regulations the CMS issued Friday would make significant changes to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use EHRs. With some exceptions, hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals would be expected to conform to the rules by...
Electronic health-record interoperability is at the heart of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's half of a two-pronged federal rule-making effort announced Friday.
The first fruits of a collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare and Cerner Corp.are being rolled out to two hospitals and 24 ambulatory care clinics. The partners hope the new offering may impress the Pentagon, which is searching for new EHR vendors.
A proposed final rule for Stage 3 of the electronic health-record meaningful-use program is expected as soon as Wednesday, an HHS official told Modern Healthcare.
The federal push to adopt and use the Blue Button format for exchanging healthcare information between clinicians and patients is, at best, stalled, according to a recent survey by the not-for-profit Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
Judy Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., which she launched in 1979 with a $70,000 bank loan secured against her house and the sweat equity of a few programming customers. Epic, based in Verona, Wis., is now one of the leading EHR vendors in the country.
Epic Systems Corp. CEO Judy Faulkner's decision to place the majority of her stock holdings for the company she founded in a new charitable foundation that will keep the electronic health-record company permanently private presents unusual management issues, experts say.
Epic Systems Corp. founder and CEO Judith Faulkner has decided to leave much of her holdings in her privately held company to a specially created charitable foundation that will fund and operate not-for-profits in healthcare and other areas, as well as control her stock in the company.