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EHRs & Meaningful Use

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McDonald cites IT as critical to new era for VA

In addressing the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs earlier on Tuesday, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, talked about several IT initiatives he views as vital to turning the agency around.

CMS: Clinical decision support not limited to pop-up alerts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, evidently concerned about some of the negative outcomes involving intrusive pop-up clinical decision support alerts, has issued a tip sheet and answers a FAQ to clarify that the Meaningful Use incentive program is not limited to this type of notification.

Study backs importance of robust analytics infrastructure for ACOs

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal  Academic Medicine.

Federal incentives help eRx rate to skyrocket

The rate of physicians who prescribe electronically has skyrocketed thanks to a pair of federal incentive programs, according to new statistics unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Docs cite EHRs as top IT concern; shun telehealth, social media

When it comes to implementing electronic health records into daily workflow, 17 percent of physicians responding to a newly published survey say it is their top IT concern.

Data sharing, EHR interoperability keys to improving clinical trials

As the complexity of clinical trials continues to grow, increased data sharing and interoperability will become more important, according to panelists paticipating at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday.

DoD-VA interoperability plans lack key information

Reports sent to Congress on plans made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense for an interoperable electronic health record system fully satisfied only one of six statutory conditions placed on the project, according to new findings published by the Government Accountability Office.

Budget concerns force hospital CIOs to skip non-critical IT projects

Budget constraints have forced many hospital CIOs at entities large and small to triage potential projects and move forward with only those efforts deemed the most necessary.

Consistent security crucial to smooth operation of New York HIE

In 2010, New York state announced plans to create the largest health information exchange in the country; now four years later, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is just about ready for full implementation.

How Virginia Mason plans to implement, optimize CPOE

Arthur James Bender, M.D., medical director of health information at Virginia Mason Medical Center, believes that ongoing CPOE implementation efforts at his Seattle-based hospital can lead to improvements for both patients and providers.