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Providers decry imposing EHR penalties in 2015

By Joseph Conn  |  December 20, 2014

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.

Providers balk as CMS announces penalties for 2013 EHR issues

By Joseph Conn  |  December 18, 2014

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 to pilot gesture-based EHR at Intermountain

By Darius Tahir  |  December 17, 2014

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.

More hospitals moving to improved EHRs, CMS reports

More hospitals moving to improved EHRs, CMS reports

By Joseph Conn  |  December 16, 2014

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.

Patients like EHRs and use them more often, survey says

By Joseph Conn  |  December 10, 2014

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.

HHS will push broader reach for information technology

By Joseph Conn  |  December 08, 2014

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.

Argonaut initiative launches electronic health info exchange

By Joseph Conn  |  December 06, 2014

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.

Comments sought on EHR, other quality measures

By Joseph Conn  |  December 01, 2014

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.

25 largest EHR vendors in 2014

25 largest EHR vendors in 2014

November 29, 2014

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

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