EHRs & Meaningful Use

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Early Meaningful Use reactions a mixed bag; where do you stand?

The Department of Health and Human Services, at long last, has published its final rule for Meaningful Use, combining the modifications to the incentive program for 2015 through 2017 with Stage 3....

WEDI examines barriers, best practices to ACO use of health IT

With the advent of new payment models in the healthcare industry and the subsequent growth of accountable care organizations, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange is forming a workgroup to create a framework surrounding ACOs.

Patient-centric strategy a shift in the right direction for ONC

Listening back to testimony delivered by Intel's Eric Dishman and others last week at a Senate committee hearing on improving consumer access to electronic health records, it's clear that the Office of the National Coordinator's decision to focus more on the patient in its updated federal health IT strategy is the right one.

Future docs cite interoperability as top priority for better patient care

A majority of future doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals see interoperability as one of the top ways to improve patient care.

ONC unveils draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory for comment

A draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory has been released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and reflects updates based on input obtained from the public as well as the Health IT Standards Committee.

Updated federal HIT strategic plan focuses on person-centered care

An updated version of the Department of Health and Human Services' federal health IT strategic plan will focus on ensuring care is more person-centered, federal officials said on a call Monday.

Precision Medicine framework outlines project's opportunities

The National Institutes of Health is moving forward with plans to enroll 1 million volunteers for U.S. President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.

Health IT costs non-profits billions: Time to take a page from the for-profit playbook

By Dick Escue, CIO, Valley View Hospital According to the Big Three credit-rating agencies, more than 30 American hospitals and health systems have received credit score downgrades in the past year....

Provider, consumer attitudes differ on health technology

While both consumer and provider respondents to a survey conducted by Scripps Health expressed support for new health technologies, consumers were far more enthusiastic about such offerings than their provider counterparts.

10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2015

Each year, our annual list of influential women in health IT--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. Once again, we asked readers to submit to us who they think are progressing those efforts, and once again, they did not disappoint.