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HIMSS15: IT infrastructure critical to payment, delivery reform, ONC's Karen DeSalvo says

While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.

Usability, interoperability remain barriers to HITECH goals

The HITECH Act has stimulated adoption of digital infrastructure in healthcare to improve care and reduce costs, but problems with usability, interoperability and the fee-for-service paradigm require further government action, according to research published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Health IT changes in proposed SGR fix

Identical bills submitted in the House and Senate to fix the Sustainable Growth Rate formula have strong health IT implications, including a deadline for EHR interoperability. 

AHA urges careful cost-benefit analysis of health IT mandates

Hospitals need more flexibility in complying with Meaningful Use mandates and more certainty that the current ICD-10 deadline will stand, the American Hospital Association (AHA) said in a statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

3 lessons from HHS' latest healthcare initiatives

Three recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have major implications for the agency's strategy going forward, writes health economist and policy expert Paul Keckley.

Hospital CIOs share experiences, issues with interoperability

Although most healthcare chief information officers have implemented certified electronic health record systems and the required standards, many remain frustrated in their quest for interoperability, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.

Healthcare IT in 2015: What to expect

In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.

ICD-10, Meaningful Use among AMA's top issues of 2015

Implementation of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use rank among the top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015, according to the American Medical Association.

5 notable health IT headlines in 2014

When it comes to health IT news, 2014 was a whopper. From government turmoil to data breach mayhem, several stories stood out.   To that end, FierceHealthIT examined five of this year's biggest headlines. Read more...

CMS: 257,000 docs will receive Meaningful Use penalties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed Wednesday that roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meanin gful Use  by Oct. 1, 2014.