EHRs & Meaningful Use

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Reminders essential to OpenNotes engagement

Electronic reminders seem to be essential to keeping patients engaged in reading their physicians' notes, according to a study on the OpenNotes program.

ONC gets $22M boost in proposed FY 2017 budget

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office for Civil Rights each receive funding boosts in President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, released Tuesday. ONC's proposed funding is $82 million, $22 million more than what the agency was allocated for FY 2016. OCR's proposed funding is $43 million, a $4 million increase from FY 2016.

Senate health committee unanimously passes HIT bill

The Improving Health Information Technology Act and six other bills cleared the Senate health committee with bipartisan support at a hearing on Tuesday.

Karen DeSalvo: Make public health infrastructure more data enabled

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo shared her thoughts on the potential of technology and an improved, data-driven infrastructure for public health efforts at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia Wednesday.

Stakeholders weigh in on Senate HELP health IT bill

Several healthcare stakeholders, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Health IT Now and the National Partnership for Women & Families have submitted comments on the Senate HELP Committee's draft health IT legislation, unveiled late last month. 

Patient matching: The status quo is unacceptable

On Tuesday, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives officially launched its national patient identifier challenge. The desired result, organization executives and board members...

Senate HELP Committee unveils draft HIT legislation

The U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, on Wednesday, unveiled a discussion draft of legislation it hopes will improve the overall use and development of health information technology.

Disparities remain in health IT adoption among rural providers

Overall, rural providers have adopted Meaningful Use at about the same rate as urban providers, however, greater disparities persist between different rural practices, new research shows.

New CEO, Epic implementation may have caused top leaders to leave Denver Health Medical Center

An exodus of executives and doctors at Denver Health Medical Center may have been prompted by the addition of a new CEO and large investments made to install Epic at the health system.

For HIT execs, improving value is the bottom line

In interviews this week with members of FierceHealthIT 's Editorial Advisory Board--which is comprised of hospital IT executives and other industry leaders--about their goals and subsequent...