EHRs & Meaningful Use

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VHA e-consult program for transgender patients a viable option to improve care

An e-consultation program created by the Veterans Health Administration to improve care for transgender patients is a viable option and complements other offerings within the VHA, according to a study published online this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

MACRA focus should be patient outcomes, not 'unnecessary burdens,' John Halamka says

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka believes that less could be more when it comes to physicians transitioning to the new programs outlined under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.

New Hampshire Health Information Organization's Jeff Loughlin: Let vendors hash out HIT standards

Lingering interoperability problems and subsequent alterations to the federal Meaningful Use program create an ever-changing landscape for public health information exchanges (HIEs), which by some reports are feeling the brunt of the industry's frustration.

Patient access to medical records key to stemming inaccuracies

Unlike what happens in Vegas, what happens in a patient's medical record--especially inaccuracies--can stay with them forever, Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, said during a Tuesday session at Health Datapalooza 2016 in the District of Columbia.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Work remains to make healthcare system open

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell believes that despite the progress of the Meaningful Use incentive program to put electronic health records in the hands of hospitals and clinicians, much work remains to ensure the healthcare system is truly open.

Joe Biden: Sharing of health data 'a matter of life and death'

Not even the vice president of the United States is immune to poor electronic health record interoperability.

John Halamka on MACRA: Overly complex rule could drive docs out of practices

The recently proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System is overly complex and could wind up driving many clinicians out of the industry, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell: HHS to tackle interoperability woes, data blocking

The Health and Human Services Department understands healthcare professionals' concerns when it comes to data sharing in the industry, and the agency is focusing on addressing the issue, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said during an American College of Physicians event.

Healthcare stakeholders mixed on MACRA rule's MU implications

Stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry shared mixed feelings on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attempt to overhaul the Meaningful Use program for doctors via proposed rules implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 unveiled Wednesday.

VA's David Shulkin: Million Veterans Program a boon to Precision Medicine, Moonshot initiatives

Health technology and information pulled from individuals involved in the Million Veterans Program will help to propel both President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative and Vice President Joe Biden's National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, according to David Shulkin, of the Department of Veterans Affairs.