electronic health records (EHRs)

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2014 MU Incentive Program Off To A Relatively Slow Start

Diana Manos | Government HealthIT | April 9, 2014

As of the end of February, there were 458,137 total participants – up from 448,750 in January – from all versions of the EHR incentive program, according to Elizabeth Myers, head of policy and outreach at the Office of eHealth Standards and Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the Tuesday HIT Policy Committee meeting. 

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2014 Was Landmark Year For Health Data Breaches

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | December 26, 2014

When it comes to health data breaches, 2014 was a milestone year. Healthcare organizations accounted for about 42 percent of all major data breaches reported this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center...

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2015: End Of The Road For Meaningful Use?

Frank Irving | Medical Practice Insider | January 5, 2015

You can lead doctors to EHR systems — but you can't make them attest.  A poll of nearly 2,000 physicians, in fact, reveals that 55 percent do not plan to attest for meaningful use Stage 2 in 2015...

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21st Century Cures and the Road Ahead

I’ve been writing fewer posts recently because the trajectory forward for healthcare and healthcare IT seems to be evolving very rapidly.   In just the past week, we’ve had: the American Hospital Association letter suggesting that 21,000 pages of regulations be rolled back including Meaningful Use Stage Three concepts and quality measurement in many care settings, the passage of the 21st Century Cures bill and its many IT related mandates, and the nomination of Tom Price for HHS Secretary  and Seema Verma for CMS administrator...

23% Of Medical Practices Considering EHR Switch, Survey Reveals

Brandon Glenn | Medical Economics | February 19, 2013

A new survey of nearly 17,000 active electronic health records (EHR) system users found that about 23% of currently implemented physician practices are frustrated enough to consider switching vendors. Read More »

23% Of Providers Use Epic, But VA EHR Is Tops For Satisfaction

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 17, 2014

Nearly a quarter of physician providers with an EHR are currently using Epic Systems, according to data from the 2014 Medscape EHR Report, but the wildly popular interface doesn’t get anywhere near the highest marks for user satisfaction.  That honor goes to the VA-CPRS, the EHR used by the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, with Epic left languishing in seventh place behind several of its most significant competitors...

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27 Statistics On Ambulatory EHRs, Practice Management Solutions

Anuja Vaidya | Becker's Hospital Review | June 5, 2013

Forty-six percent of U.S. physician groups plan to join a health information exchange, according to the "5th Annual U.S. Ambulatory Electronic Health Record & Practice Management Study," released by HIMSS Analytics, a non-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Read More »

2D Barcodes Can Save Money And Streamline EHR Implementation

Katie Wike | Healthcare Technology Online | August 13, 2013

The use of 2D barcodes for vaccines improves the accuracy of medical records and transfers patient information directly into an EHR system; providing healthcare savings is the next step Read More »

3 Cloud Sweet Spots In Healthcare

Bernie Monegaine | Government Health IT | October 9, 2012

A recent MarketsandMarkets report forecasts cloud computing in healthcare to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent from 2012 to 2017. Although cloud computing offers significant advantages to healthcare organizations and other stakeholders, security of patient information, interoperability and compliance with government regulations are some of the factors that are slowing down the market, according to the report. Read More »

3 Quality, Coordination Lessons From The Beacons

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | August 21, 2013

Being able to digitally submit clinical quality measures (CQMs) to Medicare is one of the big promises of health IT for physicians and providers — and it’s still coming, along with other administrative simplifications. Read More »

3 Reasons Most EHR Vendors Will Be Out Of Business By 2017

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | July 17, 2013

The crowded field of electronic health record vendors likely will be slashed to less than half by 2017, or by the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 3--whichever comes first--according to a new Black Book Market Research report. Read More »

3 Steps To Improving Medical Data Error Reporting

Kristine Martin Anderson, Kathryn Schulke, Booz Allen Hamilton | Government Health IT | January 7, 2013

As is often the case in life, we hope to learn from our mistakes, and not repeat them. The same could be said for our healthcare system. Read More »

3 Things To Know About Geomedicine

Jeff Rowe | Healthcare IT News | July 16, 2013

"Location, location, location" is a phrase that's long been associated with real estate, but in recent years it's also played a role in attempts by healthcare professionals to track disease. Now, some are putting health IT to work in adding location information – where patients have lived – into their EHRs. Read More »

4 Lesser Known Problems With EHRs

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | April 14, 2014

Although the healthcare industry continues to transition from paper to electronic health records, many patients and even some providers remain unaware of their imperfections, according to a recent post in the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.  The article, which outlines "10 things your medical records won't say" flags several problems endemic to EHRs that have received a lot of media attention, such as high costs and physicians' dissatisfaction with the systems.

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5 Benefits Of Open Source Technology For MU

Mark Byers | Executive Insight | October 14, 2013

Founded on transparency and open standards, OS technology is a largely underexplored solution to meet MU criteria Read More »