Hospital and physician groups, facing a looming deadline on major changes to reimbursement, say the CMS needs better measures and reporting methods before it ties physician pay to quality and outcomes.
Congress should intervene to “refocus” the federal meaningful-use program for electronic health records, says a coalition of 111 medical societies led by the American Medical Association.
Walgreens Boots Alliance will toss out its proprietary electronic health-record system at more than 400 in-store Healthcare Clinics and replace it with an EHR from Epic Systems Corp., the drugstore chain announced Thursday.
The Texas Medical Association wants Congress to intervene and make changes to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program it's calling "meaninglessl abuse."
Niko Skievaski, the 28-year-old Madison, Wis., entrepreneur who in late 2013 brought the public Struck by Orca, a whimsical art book based on some of the stranger new ICD-10 codes, has branched out into further health information technology oddities.
Only three electronic health-record systems got perfect scores for usability—two made by Allscripts and one by McKesson Corp.—out of 20 products rated by the American Medical Association and a group of researchers.
With the government breathing down developers' necks to achieve more interoperability for electronic health records, a dozen competing executives stopped hissing and clawing at each other long enough to agree on a way to survey and measure IT's holy grail.
When Dr. Demetrius Maraganore left the Mayo Clinic in 2009 to take over as chairman of NorthShore University HealthSystem's neurology department, he hoped to continue his work in evaluating quality-improvement measures. But his new post also offered an opportunity for a new approach.
Regarding the recent article “Top EHR vendors agree to interoperability metrics”, if vendors had focused on this from the start, we could be avoiding all this catch-up now.
As part of a healthcare information technology summit earlier this month, the top 12 vendors issued a consensus statement saying they've agreed to a set of “objective measures of interoperability and ongoing reporting.”
A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.
A federal watchdog group sent out an alert this week about information blocking and potential violations of the anti-kickback law. Some experts say that hints at the OIG's growing concern about the issue.