In the wake of a letter calling upon the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to suspend Meaningful Use incentive payments until HHS reconfigures interoperability standards of health IT, industry stakeholders have added their voices to the conversation.
While electronic health record adoption offers the promise of financial rewards as well higher quality care, several factors in a residency-training program work against successful EHR adoption according to a study published in the October edition of Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health .
Women whose healthcare providers use electronic health records are more likely to receive preventive care, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association .
Electronic health record use in physician practices was linked to improved patient care, according to new research published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine .
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently kicked off creation of a ranking system to determine how well electronic health records educate the patients for whom they are tasked with improving care quality.
The role of mobile healthcare in Meaningful Use continues to grow and mature, and likely will be prominent in Stage 3 efforts, according to Joseph Kvedar, M.D., Director of the Boston-based Center for Connected Health, who spoke last week on FierceHealthIT 's most recent webinar, "mHealth's Impact on the Future of Meaningful Use."
The clinical informatics community must be involved in a redesign of electronic health record systems to encourage data-sharing between healthcare research and clinical practices, writes Keith Marsolo of the biomedical informatics division of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in an article published this week in the Journal of the American Informatics Association .
More healthcare organization executives are reporting shortages of IT staff today than two years ago, according to a new survey from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Justice have promised to come down hard on providers who misuse electronic health records to financially game the healthcare system.
Responding to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's request for information about using IT for healthcare quality measurement, the American Hospital Association this week said it wants AHRQ to include the provider's "voice" in the design and testing of electronic health records.